Al-Balad, Jeddah


A nice walk in busy Al-Balad, old neighborhood of Jeddah.

We decided to spend the end of the afternoon wandering around Al-Balad, the old Jeddah neighborhood, with all kind of shops (bric-a-brac, street food, perfumes, spices, dried fruits, tailors, …). One landmark is the Nasseef House and its unique tree in the city.

As Greg put it, the first part of the evening included:

  • being denied entry to a bus
  • jumping an unregistered local taxi in a foreign country (very “Indiana Jones”)
  • cocktail ‘as in everything we got’ juice
  • wander around an old historic district

The rest of the evening in the next post (tomorrow hopefully).

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