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“Mister, Take Picture!”

My friend, Q8Dutchie asked if we were truly allowed to take photos in the souks, and I answered “Carefully.” I added that if you are photographing a person, to ask, and especially if it is a woman. There is usually no problem photographing vegetables, fruits, hardware. clothing, food, etc. If I have any doubt, I ask, and if they say “no,” I don’t photograph.

Yousef, from Some Contrast answered slightly differently, saying most of the people working in the souks are not Kuwaiti, and most don’t mind a photo.

Actually, we often have the experience that when people in the souks see my camera, they say “Mister! Mister! Take photo!” (yes, they call me mister sometimes, mostly madame, but sometimes they get confused.)

Here are some recent examples:





Have fun, Q8Dutchie!

January 16, 2009 - Posted by | Community, Cross Cultural, ExPat Life, Friends & Friendship, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Photos, Travel |


  1. Oh I’ve been too busy with work to actually go out and shoot something for your contest. Hopefully I can submit something before the deadline.
    Nice pictures “mister” lol ! πŸ˜€

    Comment by Mathai | January 17, 2009 | Reply

  2. would like to invite you to be a reader on my blog, plz drop me a line on my email with your email address and blog name so that i can add you on my reader role as I have made my blog private. πŸ™‚

    Comment by nyxxie | January 17, 2009 | Reply

  3. LOL, Mathai, go forth and photograph!

    Thanks, nyxxie. πŸ™‚

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 17, 2009 | Reply

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