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Views of Al-Khobar

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streets of Al-Khobar

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Indian restaurant Foof went to in Saudi.

My lovely friend Freda from Aromatic Essence let me know

that the above picture is the traditional serving in Southern India!

Thanks dear Freda!

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Outside souk

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Grocery store produce

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More dresses at the mall

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  1. Wow, those are beautiful dresses. That Indian restaurant looked interesting. Is the leave the plate?

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    December 14, 2015
  2. I would have loved to try that Indian food!

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    December 14, 2015
  3. Ooh, I love those dresses! (Totally inappropriate for about 99% of my life, but I still love them!)

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    December 14, 2015
  4. How interesting! The leaf is the plate for the food. Great photos!

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    December 14, 2015
  5. I love these little windows into what is entirely another world for me … my favourite is the grocery stall. What are the pinky-purple bulbs that need protecting in mesh?

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    December 14, 2015
  6. I love Indian food, but I’ve never had it served on a leaf! That looks intiguing. And those evening dresses look so elegant (though perhaps for someone a bit younger than me! Lol).

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    December 14, 2015
  7. I love the traditional display of the food. Would like to try it as long as it’s not spicy 😄

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    December 14, 2015
  8. Couldn’t help but notice the bars on the windows…is that to keep thieves out?

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    December 14, 2015
    • I guess so. There are always bars and in recent years a huge wave of robberies! Very scary. When he was sleeping on the couch one night, he woke to see a shadow and a guy standing there!!!! he ran out and over the gate. how did he get over a tall wall I dont know but they are like gangs and each house in our little compound type thing got robbed!!! Weird. not when we lived on a Western compound!!

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      December 14, 2015
      • Wow…now that’s scary. At first I thought you were saying HE ran…and I was thinking to myself “dont tell me he’s a coward too!!!” lol

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        December 14, 2015
        • hahaha well it was weird and scary. They roam around and sneak in your house while you are sleeping! They jumped the wall and then preyed the kitchen door open! It was yucky, they are creepy and only come when you sleep! my sister went to turkey, came home to her house a huge mess! See the walls around the house make it isolated! So she was so upset!!

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          December 14, 2015
  9. Nice photos. I was intrigued with food or spices on the banana leaf. Do they prepared the food on the banana leaf or is it like an appetizer plate.

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    December 14, 2015
    • I am not sure I will ask Foof when she gets home. I never ate there but when she visited her father 3 years ago they went there. So I think like a plate

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      December 14, 2015
  10. omtatjuan3 #

    I like Indian food but somehow that look absolutely bad…

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    December 14, 2015
    • haha I thought it was pretty different but not a fancy place a place where workers go and really cheap! So my daughter went when she visited and thought it was pretty traditional!

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      December 14, 2015
      • omtatjuan3 #

        It looks so dry there… A drop of rain causes the city to stop… Ah, no thanks…

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        December 14, 2015
        • oh yes it sure does! Floods everywhere, the streets are all flooded whatever system put in does not exist. We would be knee deep in water trying to get to school! Stuck on the freeway in water!!

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          December 14, 2015
  11. Great pictures Lynn. The Indian food I can do without, had a chance to eat before and did not care for it. Thanks for sharing such great photos. 🙂

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    December 14, 2015
  12. I loved the dresses! beautiful! that sure is a south Indian restaurant, coz that’s the way food is served traditionally in South India, on banana leaves 🙂 Thanks for sharing these pics Lynn ❤

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    December 14, 2015
  13. I love the dress (the burgundy one). I wish I had one like this for New Year’s Eve!

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    December 14, 2015
  14. wwwpalfitness #

    Reblogged this on wwwpalfitness.

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    December 14, 2015
  15. Fabulous! Were those types of dresses very expensive? And did very many women wear them? That’s one thing I’ve noticed about your photos, the gorgeous gowns. It’s a shame to have to cover it up!!

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    December 14, 2015
    • They wear them to weddings and to ladies dinners. In Arab society parties, dinners and visiting are just the normal routine! For me it was difficult because I was not used to that at all. So, ladies would have parties just to dress up have friends over and look gorgeous haha

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      December 14, 2015
  16. Who wears the dresses? Are they worn at home?

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    December 14, 2015
  17. I just love Indian food, serving on a leaf is very cook and exotic. Nice. That dress is so risque, I think it is so strange seeing something like that in a shop window when the women have to cover everything but their eyes.

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    December 14, 2015
  18. I like the purple and blue dress! I don’t know where I’d where it to but it’s so pretty! Did you change your blog’s look?

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    December 14, 2015
  19. Your plate is a banana leaf?? I might have to adopt that, since I hate doing the dishes!!

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    December 14, 2015
  20. Interesting photos as usual Lynn. The Indian food looks delicious, I love spices and then from banana leaves. Beautiful dress.

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    December 14, 2015
  21. Been ages since I ate on a banana leaf.. you won’t believe food just tastes a hundred times better on it somehow 🙂 Lovely pics!

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    December 15, 2015
  22. In India, at some places, we are served meals on banana leaves 🙂 Great images 😉

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    December 15, 2015
  23. I loved the dress.

    It is a age-old traditional custom in my country, India, to serve food on banana leaves. Though it is not followed anywhere now as it is difficult to get banana leaves in cities. But in some restaurants, they serve in this way to make things look exotic. In fact, banana leaves are packed with plant-based compounds called polyphenols which are natural anti-oxidants. So, it’s a healthy organic way.
    Glad to see that Indian eateries over there are following it… 🙂

    Thanks a lot for sharing the pictures… 🙂

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    December 15, 2015
  24. What a beautiful dress! And the food looks totally intriguing… I’m an adventurous eater and I’d love to try something like that! Did you enjoy the meal?

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    December 15, 2015
  25. Hi Lynn, wow ! the food looks so unique, that would be something I would love to try 🙂 and eating off from a leaf, of course x

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    December 15, 2015
  26. Love this peak into your world, Lynz.

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    December 15, 2015
  27. Hi Lynz…interesting fruit, not very familiar looking!

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    December 15, 2015
  28. We have such festivals frequently 🙂 The experience is great!

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    December 15, 2015
  29. Beautiful images. Thanks for sharing.

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    December 17, 2015
  30. Portia | NourishAndLive #

    Im from southern India and yes.. During traditional ceremonies/parties we lay the banana leaves on our tables, cleanse it with water, and serve our food on it 🙂 and obviously eat with your fingers so no fork holes or knives cutting through. can’t wait to go back. As my dad says “our next traditional meal will be at your wedding, Portia” haha. Glad you were able to experience it Lynz!

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    December 17, 2015

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