I got a new experience in Kuwait. No one wants to gain this one but sometimes you cannot avoid it. What do I mean? I’m talking about health and health services.
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.
We found a nice park not far away from home. It’s hard to believe it is in the middle of a desert.
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.
Today is the last day of school, so Girls wear fancy dresses.
Is it globalization when a European living in the Middle East, sends her kids to the Hindu school and describe this all in English?
A few days ago I read about British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond visit in Saudi Arabia.
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.
…and now you can laugh.
I have bought a newspaper today – Kuwait Times – it costs 150 fils.
There is news from over the world. At the first page, the biggest title is about Yemen. There is also about labor law – fines for hiring employees without visas were doubled, now it is from KD 2 000-10 000. The labor issues are very important in Kuwait as the 2/3 of the people living here are from abroad. There is also news about Philippine presidential election – there is lots of Philippinos here and about Cairo, also a lot of people from Egypt. So the first page reflects the national structure of people living in Kuwait. We just have missed Hindus. Maybe in tomorrow newspaper, there be some news from India on a first page.
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.
Yesterday evening we went to the diplomatic event organize by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Kuwait to celebrate the 3rd of May Constitution Day.
For all those who do not know, the Polish Constitution was passed in 1791 (May 3rd) and it was the first constitution passed in Europe and second in the world after the United States.