What is Ramadaan like in Kuwait?

What is Ramadaan like in Kuwait?

You may be surprised to find out how many people that live in Kuwait aren’t Muslim. When you think of any Middle Eastern country, you immediately picture this scenario: While the scenario is prevalent, you should also open your mind up to this:   A…

Get to know the person behind the blog!

Get to know the person behind the blog!

  Over the past few months, I have been lucky enough to have gathered heaps of new followers and visitors to the blog. As they say here in the Middle East: !مرحبا Pronounced as: Marhaba! Simply meaning: Welcome!   As WordPress says, “Traffic is booming”…

Which kind of Expat are you?

Which kind of Expat are you?

It takes all sorts of people to make the world go round. This I know. I also know which kinds of people I have to avoid to keep my sanity intact and which kinds I like to hang out with. I also know that every…

A truthful letter about teaching abroad…

A truthful letter about teaching abroad…

Dear family & friends, I thank you for remaining a part of my life. I know it isn’t easy when I can’t always be around for parties, weddings and other important moments. I know my life sometimes infuriates you  when you see a picture of…

I’ve landed in Kuwait- Now what?

I’ve landed in Kuwait- Now what?

To build a new existence far away from everything you know and believe in is the most powerful feeling in the world. People who have moved abroad are nodding their heads in agreement as they read this. They will tell you that traveling has broadened their…

So what happens when you move to the Middle East?

So what happens when you move to the Middle East?

Every expat who lives in the Middle East has a different experience especially depending on where you live. For those who don’t know and are too shy to admit it, the Middle East is a fluid and loose term used to refer to Arabic-speaking countries…

Life in Kuwait: Falaika Island

Life in Kuwait: Falaika Island

Steam rises from the pot as the rice cooks, bubbling slowly with a pop… pop…. pop. While the rice cooks, she cleans the chicken pieces, pulling the skin away from the flesh, with a sharp, shiny knife. She brushes the stray hair away from her…

Life in Kuwait: Meandering through a Mosque

Life in Kuwait: Meandering through a Mosque

Hmm… perhaps I should rename this post because I didn’t just go to any mosque… I went to The Grand Mosque. And yes, unlike most other things in Kuwait, it really is grand! After being in Kuwait for three months, I have tried to visit…