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Dust Storm Sunset and Sunrise

This is what it looks like in a dust storm. Imagine fog, but fog that cakes on your face and makes it grainy, that gets in your eyes and up your nostrils. Dust that gets in your ears, dust you can taste. Your skin dries out like an alligator and there is a coating of slick grit on the road.

It’s a driving challenge. Visibility is low. But people are driving more slowly, at least along the roads I drive, so I am actually enjoying the experience. It’s kind of an adventure.

This is how it looked late yesterday afternoon:

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And this is the Dust Storm Sunrise this morning:

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February 20, 2008 - Posted by | Adventure, ExPat Life, Health Issues, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Weather

5 Comments »

  1. The Kuwaiti shmagh proved itself yesterday as perfectly evolved for such dusty days. Instant Ninja!

    Comment by falantan | February 20, 2008 | Reply

  2. I am at work, and I can’t breathe my asthma is killing me!!

    Comment by Chirp | February 20, 2008 | Reply

  3. Lol on falantan!
    Really bad wether.

    Comment by Skinny Bumblebee | February 20, 2008 | Reply

  4. Falantan, I don’t know what is “schmagh?” But I love the instant Ninjas!

    Chirp, I am so sorry, it is just AWFUL today. Yesterday dust, today dust and sand!

    Hey there Skinny! Yeh, nasty stuff, but I like the cool!

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 20, 2008 | Reply

  5. […] Intlxpatr also speaks about the dust storms and paints the following picture: This is what it looks like in a dust storm. Imagine fog, but fog that cakes on your face and makes it grainy, that gets in your eyes and up your nostrils. Dust that gets in your ears, dust you can taste. Your skin dries out like an alligator and there is a coating of slick grit on the road. […]

    Pingback by Global Voices Online » Kuwait: A Dusty but Profitable Week | February 22, 2008 | Reply


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