Al Balad: A Historic Place of Jeddah

One of the primary historical region in Saudi Arabia is Al Balad, which is located conveniently in Jeddah, the second most popular city in the country. Architectural structures here are often viewed by the coral houses which  are artistically designed with wooden beams horizontally. Today, these legendary  structures are all standing side by side along with large modern shopping malls…

PAL (Philippine Airlines) Returns to Saudi Arabia

After the long awaited time,  the Philippine Airlines (PAL) once again flies to Saudi Arabia. PAL resumes services to Riyadh on March 28, 2010. From then on, the non-stop flights will continue four times weekly. I had the chance to avail it’s flight PR 658 using the BOEING 747-400 leaving Manila NAIA Terminal 2 on May 20, 2010 at 09:00…

Name a Dwar Challenge

I received positive response from readers of this blog regarding naming a dwar in Jeddah. Thanks to you guys! Very noticeable in the streets of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia are the landmarks in dwar (roundabout). This one, which I barely remember the name, is located between Herra and Sitin Streets. This is very helpful to Filipino OFW, especially when traveling around…

Can anyone name this dwar in Jeddah?

Very noticeable in the streets of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia are the landmarks in dwar (roundabout). This one, which I barely remember the name, has a giant compass and protractor set in the middle. This is very helpful to Filipinos, especially when traveling around the city. After a week long work as a transcriptionist in a military hospital here, I try…

Baterfy Masjid – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

  As commonly seen all over Saudi Arabia, masjid is a place of worship for Muslims. This one, I will name  Baterfy Masjid, is located just beside the accommodation I lived in when I worked in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It is so close in my flat, that at first I couldn’t sleep whenever there’s salah. But then later on, I…