On the first day of our Eid Al-Adha holiday, 5 November 2011, I trekked to a corniche in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, which is less than 30 minutes from our accommodation.
However, the place was not the same as it used to be when we first visited it with friends.
I wished to get a swim on the water but the coast is rocky.
I ended up watching some Filipinos casting their lines to fish.
This used to have interlocking tiles.
Because the roots of the trees uprooted the tiles, the administrator removed all of them.
The place is now under renovation.
The playground seemed abandon.
It needs repair and maintenance.
Benches and tables are needed in these shades.
These flowers saved the day.
I brought these foods as my baon.
And bought this tamis bread along the way home. Tamis is made by mashing flour, water and oil to gain consistency. The dough is made into a ball and flatten to create a round figure. It is then stamped with a round implement with small nails on it to create small holes on the dough.
It is then whisked with sesame & sugar. It is then sticked on the side of a conventional Arabic/Afghan oven. Tamis with sugar costs 3 Saudi Riyals while tamis with cheese costs 4 Saudi Riyals.
I came home with sore and bruised feet.
Whew! What a holiday trip!