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Saudi Souvenirs

Pin the tail on the donkey game using a camel instead.

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This is a picture of a postcard from Saudi. We made several road trips to Syria during summer break to see in-laws in Damascus. Along the road it was common to see cars loaded up!

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Fancy table decorations and cloths

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When visiting the Gold market, right next door was a cool camel style souk. There were blankets used in the desert and all kinds of unique stuff. Men sat along the market making these key chains and selling them. These are tiny Arabian style ships ships (sandals)

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One of the shops near the gold souk

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  1. I got a kick out seeing the old station wagon loaded to the max! I’ve never seen such a stuffed, packed car! What a sight.
    Pin the tail on the Camel! LOL! I never thought of this game being modified to culture or country before. Love it!

    The table cloths are lovely.

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    July 19, 2016
  2. My mother loved Damascus when she visited about 12 years ago. Sadly, I imagine it is not the same now. Road tripping with a car loaded like a camel is so fabulously foreign and hugely tempting just for the looks one would get! xx

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    July 19, 2016
  3. Amazing such packed cars! But I remember when the borders opened to the East here in Europe the motorway in Austria was overcrowded with “Trabis” these old little cars from the DDR and many packed like that car!

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    July 19, 2016
  4. Very cool Lynn, that car with all that stuff on top defies gravity. All of your emails have been going into a spam folder. My computer has gone crazy I think. I had almost 1500 emails that are not spam sitting in that folder so if I didn’t comment on your posts it’s because I didn’t see them and I apologize.

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    July 19, 2016
  5. I wish I could go back to the old souks of Dubai from yesteryear…there was a wonderful fruit and veg souk but they knocked it down and poshed it all up ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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    July 19, 2016
  6. That post card is classic! Love it!

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    July 19, 2016
  7. Very cool. However, I don’t see a kitchen sink on top of that station wagon.

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    July 19, 2016
  8. I have some relatives out there in Saudi. Would definitely want to visit after seeing your post!

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    July 19, 2016
  9. Lots of interesting souvenirs Lynn! Thank you for sharing! Have a great day with the babies! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    July 19, 2016
  10. The craftsmanship is quite remarkable when you look at the items in the souk. Lovely photos, Lynn.
    Leslie

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    July 19, 2016
  11. Great selection of pics. Reminded me of my life in the Middle East. Thanks.

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    July 19, 2016
  12. Pin the tail on the camel…fun! And beautiful beading. (K)

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    July 19, 2016
  13. I think we would be breaking some kind of road regulation if we were to load up our cars like this! Too funny ๐Ÿ™‚

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    July 19, 2016
  14. Some interesting souvenirs there. Reminds me of my time in Dubai.

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    July 19, 2016
  15. The aerodynamics of that car is shot!! amazing to see your photos Lyn,

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    July 19, 2016
  16. Amber #

    The camel souvenirs really make me laugh! I guess it’s a stereotype that everyone in the Middle East has a camel – I like that they seem to embrace the stereotype lol! And all that gold is incredible! Do you know if it’s real?

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    July 19, 2016
    • The gold market has real gold but the picture at the bottom of the post is just little souvenirs.

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      July 20, 2016
  17. So interesting ! that loaded car really got to me…the poor suspension hahaha…and the camel, very appropriate ๐Ÿ™‚ . Fascinating souvenirs Lynn. xxx

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    July 20, 2016
  18. Great pictures Lynn. I love the post card,

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    July 20, 2016
  19. That car is amazing. The guy that loaded it must be an engineer! ๐Ÿ™‚ Always fun looking at all the things you share from your days in Saudi Arabia.

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    July 20, 2016
  20. What beautiful and interesting things!

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    July 20, 2016
  21. Very interesting, Lynn! How have you been??

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    July 20, 2016
  22. i was lol at the pin the tail on the camel game. No way I would drive behind a car carrying that big of a load. That’s a disaster ready to happen at any moment!

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    July 20, 2016
  23. OMG pin the tail on the camel, that just cracks me up! Did you notice that rear tire on the overloaded car? I wonder how far it got before that fell off? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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    July 20, 2016
  24. This was fascinating! You have a way of taking us with you!

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    July 20, 2016
  25. That is some car load!

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    July 20, 2016
  26. The car is packed to the max! I liked those key chains….they are cute… ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for taking us to a virtual trip to Saudi through your posts… ๐Ÿ™‚

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    July 21, 2016
  27. Wow, that is one loaded up car. I expected to see Clark Griswold in there..lol! Love the pics Lynn! I hope you are having a nice summer ๐Ÿ˜€

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    July 21, 2016
  28. Astonishing such stuffed cars!That post card is great! Adore it! The best things in Saudi were the cool old ranges that local people went to!

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    July 22, 2016
  29. Cute keychains and love the picture postcard too ๐Ÿ™‚

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    July 22, 2016

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