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Travel Blogs from Kuwait City
... br> Door in the morning at 625am
My final unmutable alarm
Next the ding of the lift
To convey you
And your noisy roller bag
I have developed something of an
Envy of your routine
The regularity indicating
A man superior
To my morning groaning flurry
Of misapplied clothes
Not even attempted
Wilfred Waters 2014
... beset the country in the form of:
- 1 million Syrian refugees (25% of Lebanon's population) entering the country due to the civil war there which started in 2011
- Iran Embassy suicide bombing in Beirut on 19/11/13, 2 days after I left for the last time
- Assassination of Hezbollah commander Hassan Lekkis in Beirut on 4/12/13
- Car bombing in Hezbollah stronghold on ...
... on the tarmac road. That's what I'll be doing. There will be a marker at the waypoint we're aiming for so you'll know when to turn around if you don't have a GPS with you. Might be an idea before the start to identify those with a GPS and keep them in your sights during the race, but really the route is very simple and you'll always have the ...
... will have occurred here about restoration. I will have participated in it, and gained valuable expertise for future, similar, projects.
BUT there're all these social issues that annoy me a bit. I am left wondering if I've traded one major ethical no no for another in coming here and having to figure out if I'm a racist or not and how to navigate the whole social segregation without feeling like I've well and truly departed civilisation (of back home at least). ...
... won't be a repeat of my first ride in Cambodia where I crashed and ended up with stitches...
On the whole I'm very happy to be here and working on a large scale envt rehab project with a high profile company and lots of other smart ambitious people. Honestly though Kuwait is an ugly place. I'm working in a dusty industrial area and the facility is very much a site office, making even the dowdy 80s decor of my previous company's office ...