May 12, 2011

Watching the Calm Peaceful -- WTF??? - Kuwait 2011

Go to grab a sandwich and OJ at the local coffee shop, which happens to sit on the Marina harbor of the Gulf.

Lazy afternoon.

Not much going on.

Walk up to the railing to look at the boats and ... well, the video shows how the situation is not what I expect.


Amazing. So wonderful in a country that at times seems devoid of all wildlife.

April 2, 2011

A Slight Change in the Forecast - Kuwait 2011

I haven't posted much about Kuwait (anything?). I will eventually when the mood hits me.

However, sometimes an event happens that is too weird to pass up. Such is the case with my usually non-eventful 5k run along Gulf Road.




At first it seemed amazing and exciting.

 
 


Then it slowly changes to "What have I gotten myself into?"



Then it becomes surreal.



And then the last hour is a slog through brown thick soup walking a kilometer back to my car, barely able to see a meter ahead of me, my eyes burning and watering from the sand, and thinking that I might collapse and be buried under a dune....to be found a few months later, I suppose.

Ah, don't worry. I made it out alive. Three days later I was still digging mud out of my ears.