Kuwait's Airport Bride - Dressed in her wedding gown in Kuwait Airport - by Anika Mikkelson - Miss Maps

Butterfly Tattoo: Kuwait’s Airport Bride

Her hair was pulled back in an up-do that clearly took hours; Her makeup was painted into a perfection that easily took just as long. The butterfly tattoo on her right shoulder was exposed, underlined with a white sash below which was a identically colored dress fit for Cinderella herself.

She looked like a princess in every way but one: The ring on her finger….


Two months down! To catch you up on October’s delights, I’ve included a little video scrapbook. Maybe you’ll find yourself or a friend! After you’ve checked it out and are convinced to come join, I’ve decided to prepare you for a visit to Kuwait with a list of things you should know and discoveries you will have on your […]

Exterior of an Abandoned Bank of Failaka Island, Kuwait - by Anika Mikkelson - Miss Maps

The Island is Calling

One month of school was rewarded with one week’s holiday. In honor of the Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha, the Kuwaiti Government set aside three days to celebrate, and many business topped this by providing employees the entire week off, our school being one of them!         Many students and returning teachers are […]

Q8 is Great!

After 30 hours of travel, I landed safely in Kuwait. Much of the time was spent aboard a Qatar Airways cruiser and headed west toward an area of the world I’d never been before. We were each handed blanket and pillow along with a small purse-like bag complete with warm socks, earplugs, an eye cover, toothbrush, and other […]