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Goodbye, Kuwait

by Krista

20110331-081850.jpg Kuwait, I hardly know you. But you have food bloggers! I am mad at myself for not researching this in advance and making plans to meet up.

I’ve had a busy three days here. I’ve seen the back of a lot of taxis and drank more coffee than I have since I gave up caffeine in 2008. It is SO hard to say no to coffee here.

I’ve read the English-language daily paper here every morning and wondered “What must they think of us?” It’s all the worst of America’s news.

I’ve been fascinated by the expat community: Egyptians, Philippinos, Bangladeshis and more. Many have been here since before the war…21 years ago.

Since my arrival, my Arabic is better than ever: I’ve added “No problem” to my (entertainingly limited) vocabulary, and I can finally remember how to say 7, 8, 9, and 10. (Prior to this, I could only count to 6 in Arabic.)

And everyone has just been so gosh darn NICE.

Kuwait, I think I like you. I will just have to come back.

***Update*** Shortly after posting this, I left for the airport for my flight back to the States. Denied. Cancelled. So looks like I’ll have another 24 hours to get to know Kuwait City!

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5 comments

Chris Titley (@Chris_Titley) (@Chris_Titley) March 31, 2011 - 12:48 pm

From @kristainlondon Goodbye, Kuwait: Kuwait, I hardly know you. But you have food bloggers! I am mad at myself … http://bit.ly/ikmGR7

Alltop Food (@Alltop_food) (@Alltop_food) March 31, 2011 - 1:43 pm

Goodbye, Kuwait http://bit.ly/eyJ5Ln

S March 31, 2011 - 2:54 pm

Krista, you get to travel to such great places! What type of work do you do might I ask?

Krista April 2, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Oh you know…international secret agent!

S April 3, 2011 - 12:23 pm

nice! haha

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