Here There and Everywhere

Expat wanderer

Kuwait Skyline (1)

Kuwait in the 1970’s was called the Paris of the Gulf. People who lived here then talk about it with great nostalgia, they call it paradise. Kuwait was an old trading city, full of merchants and traders. Kuwaiti men went out on fishing boats, and pearling boats, and the love of the sea is still deep in the Kuwaiti soul. The women were strong and adventurous, and took care of all the family business while the men were out to sea.

Kuwait had a tradition of tolerance and sophistication found nowhere else in the Gulf.

So many changes since then, and so much building since the capture of Saddam Hussein. I will try to post photos of some of the changes for distant viewers:

An old favorite:

Changing skyline:



June 12, 2007 Posted by | Blogging, Community, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Photos | 15 Comments