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.