Category: Arabs

Welcome to Dubai

Lately, with a whole family, we visited Dubai. Why Dubai – well, believe me, or not, but I would prefer to go to Baghdad or Damascus, as those are historic cities, but God knows, why someone decided it will be to be a war-zone. So instead of to see the historic places we went to see the biggest building and the Dubai Mall.

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The giant aquarium in a Dubai Mall. Photo: Julia Chodor

Oh, yeah, the Dubai Mall is impressive, especially the giant aquarium with sharks and other fish. Wow, there is even a cage so you can dive with sharks. Imagine this, Continue reading

Too hot

Next topic – weather in Kuwait. Kuwait is a city in a desert, next to the sea.

I repeat it again. Kuwait is in the desert, do not miss that, this it is a desert. It is not Miami Beach with palms growing at every corner. Yes, there are palm trees here, but you need to water them if you don’t do this, they simply die.

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A palm. Photo: Julia Chodor

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First day of Ramadan

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An empty canteen at the lunch time during Ramadan. Photo: Julia Chodor

Today is the first day (2016.06.06) of Ramadan. In non-Muslim people minds’ pop-up just one thing, for 30 days Muslim cannot eat or drink during the day. Of course, Ramadan means much more, but I will not go into religion as I am not competent. I will write a little about how it looks like because Ramadan changes the rhythm of the day.

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I like Kuwait

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The flag of Kuwait. Photo: Julia Chodor

Before you start to laugh at the huge flag of Kuwait hanging on the house, look at the image below. I took it few years ago in the US.

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The flag of the US. Photo: Julia Chodor

…and now you can laugh.

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At the beach

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Photo: Julia Chodor

Last weekend was a bridge weekend. On Thursday we went to the, so called, private beach. It was a family day, that means that only family is allowed to enter. In Kuwait, there are also lady’s days when only women are allowed to enter.

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Wag the Dog

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Mężczyzna fotografuje kwiaty i znicze przed ambasadą Francji w Warszawie. Photo: Julia Chodor

Francja, Francja, Francja… przez 3 dni oczy wszystkich mieszkańców zachodniego kręgu kulturowego były zwrócone na Paryż – na straszliwe zamachy terrorystyczne dokonane w tym mieście. Zginęło 129 osób. Wszyscy solidaryzują się z Francją. Google i Youtube zmieniły kolory na swoich znaczkach. Ludzie na Facebooku pokrywali swoje zdjęcia kolorami francuskiej flagi. Znicze zapłonęły przed francuskimi ambasadami. Budynki okryły się światłami we francuskich kolorach. Wszystkie media trąbiły o tragedii, która wydarzyła się w piątek wieczór w Paryżu. W sumie był weekend, więc i tak nie było innych tematów.

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