A January 2003 trip
to Kuwait by C2WnDC
Quote: Fueled by oil, Kuwait has transformed itself from a small 17th-century "fortress on the water" to a country with a thriving economy situated at the crossroads where old meets new.
Feasting on Persian rugs with a Shiek at his desert camp while watching his camel herd propagate
Seeing the Ziggurat and the prophet Abraham's birthplace in Iraq
Lebanese cuisine makes up the bulk of the menu when eating at good "local" food restaurants. It's fantastic. Smoke the fruit-flavored tabacco in a sisha pipe, as the locals do, with your meal. See the sights in Kuwait City and experience Arabic culture.
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On a different occasion, several of our group had an opportunity for a traditional dinner with a Sheik at his camp in the desert. We ate grilled meats on Persian rugs outdoors. We rode camels there as well. As part of our entertainment, the Sheik's men took us out into the herd, where we saw a new born finding his legs. We also saw a breeding session that was the highlight of the trip.
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The Kuwaiti towers shown below are the iconic monument recognized world wide as Kuwait. They house a restruant and double as a water tower. New construction is ongoing and city-wide. The government funding new developments in phases according to a master plan that will allow them to handle their rapidly expanding population that's expected to exceed 3.5 million by 2015.
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