Ping, Emy and I went off to Al Qatif market this morning, its about an hours drive away and one of those places that has been on my 'must see' lists!!
The first thing I came across was this market seller with all these little chicks in bright colours... and people were buying them and putting them into brown paper bags..
I am sure they use vegetable dyes... if that makes it any better...
one lady showed me her pink fluffy chick and let me hold it... but I refrained from asking what she planned to do with it... I have learned sometimes it is best not knowing!!
The perfume seller let me take a photograph of him and all his lavishly designed perfume bottles...
They are a little OTT but beautiful too...
and these gentleen didn't mind me taking their photograph either... the women would not allow it though so I have no shots of the basket sellers.
I thought as signs go... this was seemed very sensible!! LOLWe then drove to Half Moon Beach - the wind was blowing a gale and the sand was blowing about but the beach was stunning... on a nicer day it would have been lovely!!
Of course, no matter the weather, we are still obliged to dress in abayahs!! LOL
In the background you can see the cabana type structures that are all along the beach... in which the women can sit and not be seen but still enjoy a day at the seaside!!