Sunday, August 24, 2008

Round Door

Loved that door! Cesare Paciotti luxury brand for shoes, bags, belts, eyewear, jewels.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Just a street

This is the pic of a street in a place called Abu Halifa. Abu means "Dad", so I guess that means Father of Halifa.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Number Game

New design car plates have been introduced in Kuwait and these old ones were lying outside the Hawally Office (where we go to transfer our cars to a new owner or renew the car papers yearly after it has been passed by the inspectors.)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Peeping Toms??

Unfortunately, I was not in Kuwait and so couldn't add pics. Thank you all for your comments and best wishes.

These are the window cleaners outside my 9th floor office window. Not a job for you if you have Vertigo.

... And not related to the window cleaners, here's my poppet, all of 5 months old!

She's as cute as her Maama! Really! ;-)

Saturday, February 23, 2008

The reason for my absence.

Welcome to this world Baby Olivia Dulcett, born on Jan 10th. I hope to get back to blogging, in serious, some time in April. Miss you all!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

New Building

This is the building you can see from the other side of the Plane Bridge that I had posted on Jan 9th. Kerri thought it's the air traffic controller building :-). It's just a building with shops on the ground floor and offices above.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Port Building

The Shuwaikh Sea Port building. Although it was just 4:30 p.m., it was getting dark pretty fast. Had to cut short our walk as it started raining too. The rainy season in Kuwait is December, January and February.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Goodbye old building

Many buildings in the city are being demolished to make way for new, fancy sky scrapers. This is one building I chanced upon. Can still see clothes drying in a couple of flats which means the entire building is not empty yet.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Plane Bridge

On my way to work, there's this footbridge that looks like the body of an airplane. (Stretched airplane) :-) Looks that way to me atleast. What do you think?

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


I didn't see a single customer in the shop!!

Monday, January 7, 2008


Kuwait's money is the Kuwaiti Dinar. (KD). The small change is called, "Fils". (Pronounced, "Fills".) Notes come in denominations of Quarter Kd., Half Kd., One Kd., Five Kd., 10 Kd. and 20 Kd.
Kd.1 = US$3.66 / GBP 1.86 / Indian Rs. 144
Kuwait is one of the few major capital-exporting countries. i.e. The State has more income at its disposal than it spends, and this surplus money is invested overseas or lent to the international banking sector. (Source : National Economics Encyclopedia)
My Kuwaiti friend tells me that there is no restriction to the amount of money you bring into Kuwait or take out (even if it's filled in suitcases!!!) Before you try it, please check with official authorities!
Yes! Yes! We do get our money's worth in Kuwait!!!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Dinner anyone?

It surprised me that a fancy restaurant would advertise with such a basic lamp post ad.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

No barbacue

A sign at the beach which states, "No barbacueing". Doesn't stop people from doing it though!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Bread Talk

Bread talk has different types of flavoured bread ... cinnamon, sesame, mango etc. It also sells pastries, cakes, donuts etc. The building houses mostly Westerners and there's 24 hour strict security for this building.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

So close

A close-up of one of the spheres of the Kuwait Tower.

Wishing you all a Very Happy & Blessed New Year.