Monthly Archives: January 2012

More information about the hospital…

My Mom and Aunt had a few questions I thought I should share. They wondered if I know which category of eligibility the clients I work with fall under.  Or if the clients come from a wealthy family and that … Continue reading

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The Hospital

– I work at King Abdulaziz Medical City Jeddah or Western Region.  It is a National Guard Hospital.  There are other hospitals operated by the National Guard located in Riyadh, Dammam, and Hassa – The primary population we service is … Continue reading

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Pictures from Babba Khan’s car

These are some pictures taken while being driven around by Babba Khan.  Myself and the girls call him when we are going to go out to an event, or for dinner.  I tend to use the compound buses as well.  … Continue reading

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The Compound

– The compound I live on is called Al Aoun (pronounced aloune).  We are situated in the Al Bawdi district of Jeddah.  It has 2 outdoor pools, a small gym and very small store which sells water, phone cards, and … Continue reading

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Pictures from the bus

You can’t get away from McDonalds Building with typical Arabic design Jeddah is full of huge roundabouts.  They all have beautiful and interesting statues in the middle (see last picture as well) Late afternoon soccer game.  Today (Friday) is the … Continue reading

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Life as a woman in Saudi

– For those of you who don’t know, life for women in Saudi is extremely restricted.  They are not allowed to drive, walk the streets alone, or ride a bike.  As a result, the streets are mostly full of men … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Sandpit

I arrived to my new home at 3am on Jan 2, 2012.  I changed into my conservative attire in Istanbul, headscarf included.  I was surprised to see that many of the women were not covered at all wearing western clothes.  … Continue reading

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