Sunday, November 18, 2007

Traffic woes


Clicked this pic on my way home from work. It's not as bad as it looks, though. We were still moving at 20Kph!! ;-)

To answer Red Ink
(based on his comment), although this is the way to the Airport, it is not always busy. Kuwait has a lot of traffic on her roads in the morinings, mid-afternoon (lunch crowd) and evenings (8:30 pm).

Hyderabad Daily Photo wanted to know why some cars have yellow/orange number plates. These are Taxis. The Police car number plates are black. Ordinary folks like us have white number plates.

Most signs are bilingual. Inspite of that, I manage to successfully get lost very often. The speed at which we have to go (minimum 80kph) doesn't give us much of a chance to change our minds or our lanes.

Many institutes have Arabic classes. There are no government programs, as far as I know, that teach Arabic on a free for all basis.

10 comments:

Red Ink said...

At least the trffic is moving !

Looks like this is the way to the Airport .. so I guess it's always busy ?

Hyderabad Daily Photo said...

It is better anytime than 2-wheelers and pedestrians darting in front of you from both sides. So at least the traffic looks disciplined.

I noticed that most cars have white plates but some have yellow ones. What is the difference?

BTW, are there classes for foreigners to learn Arabic? I see the signs are bilingual so you can get by without learning Arabic, but I am just curious. I read that in Japan there are classes as well as there are volunteers who help you to learn the language. So I am wondering if there are any government or community programs to help foreigners learn Arabic.

Hyderabad Daily Photo said...

Forgot to mention that almost all your photos have a clear blue sky. That is so nice. Obviously there is no/low pollution. But I noticed that there aren't any clouds.

Amrita said...

Good still while on the move.This traffic is heavenly compared to ours.

lv2scpbk said...

Look like nice weather there though.

I posted a photo of deer today, at least my version. The only one's I could get. And, some snow on my personal blog.

zakscloset said...

reminds me of LA freeway traffic.

Ash said...

Yes, at least it is moving!

Thanks for visiting my blog. Do drop by again.

Hyderabad Daily Photo said...

Thanks for the answers, and for the comments on my blog. I would like to learn Arabic if I get a chance. I have heard that it is a difficult language to learn (the written part).

smilnsigh said...

Slow traffic. A bane of most of the world. -sigh-

But then again, were are we all rushing to, in such a hurry, hu? :-)

Mari-Nanci

Mike said...

Traffic woes look the same in any country!