Being newly appointed as the new Consul of InterNations - Jeddah Women Only group, I decided to arrange an activity quickly before Ramadan. The venue was a wonderful Restaurant/Cafe called Amara Restaurant opposite the Hilton Hotel. I had invited the ladies from Internations. Quite a few of the Expats in Jeddah, have either gone home or are on holidays elsewhere. Only one of the Ladies could make it, so I asked the ladies who are still on the compound to come along. We enjoyed a lovely cuppa and crepes, muffins… and a chat with each other.
While we were there a group of Saudi women came into the Restaurant. They all had camera’s. Me being the curious one that I am, went up to them to ask what they were doing. They were surprised to see me talking to them. They were having a photography class. The teacher showed me some of their photo’s on her phone. I asked it it was for Saudi women only. She said “No anyone could do the class” so I got her details. The other Saudi women then came up to me asking questions of where I was from etc… Then they all wanted to take a picture of me. So they did and then I asked if I could take some of them. The pictures below are from the ladies who agreed to let me put them on this blog. I really loved how they were so friendly to talk to. Hopefully I may be able to join them soon.
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