Here There and Everywhere

Expat wanderer


I could feel the weather change as I woke in bed last night with a slight wheeze – and sure enough, this morning when I looked out, there was this thick haze. I don’t know if this is a sandstorm . . . the particles are so fine. Maybe it is a dust storm.

The weather is significantly warmer this week, even though the weather forecast for all of February is unseasonably cold. Yesterday it got up to about 70°F/50°C, and it was delightful. Just warm enough for a lot of people to go picnicking.

I had a yen for Chinese food, and while we normally go to Tang Chow, which I love, this time we headed for Gulf Royal, at the City Center. I knew just how to get there; we took 30 to 5th ring and then headed toward City Center, but I made a mistake and told AdventureMan to exit at Amman Street, and then we got all messed up. Ah well, it was Friday and the streets were still quiet.

AdventureMan said “I know how to get there” so we got out on Gulf Road intending to turn right off the old Bida’a circle – only to find it was totally blocked. We wound our way through Rumaithia until we could find a way to get across 5th ring – quite an adventure.

At the Gulf Royal, we discovered they have a whole section of “cabinets,” the private little dining rooms. We had been there several times before and I never knew they were there! I just didn’t want to be around people who were smoking, and so they showed us to the back, with all the families. I love quiet, private little dining rooms! This is something we only see in the Gulf, something we will miss back in Seattle.

The food was good, City Centre was packed.

February 9, 2008 - Posted by | Customer Service, Eating Out, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Privacy, Weather


  1. You will miss alot of things in Kuwait..(i.e: cheap stuff; good food; good food; good food; cheap stuff) it is ridiculously wet over here (in seattle).. Oh did you hear about Obama’s visit in the key arena? i heard about 20 thousand ppl attended..!!!!

    Comment by HD-Cable | February 9, 2008 | Reply

  2. HD-Cable – Washington is really two separate states; west of the mountains the voters go Democrat, and east of the mountain the voters go Republican. Did you go to the rally? It must have been something to see!

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 9, 2008 | Reply

  3. Private dining cubicles in restaurants always hint at mischief and sex. Both my neighbors’s eldest and youngest were conceived in a private dining cubicle in Kuwait. However, it can be a nightmare sitting through dinner with your hubby who likes to smoke like a chimney inside of one of these private dining areas.

    Comment by arrested development | February 11, 2008 | Reply

  4. LLLOOOLLL, Beautiful Liar! But you sureare right about the smoking. We sat there to be AWAY from the smoke, but somebody was smoking. UGH!

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 12, 2008 | Reply

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