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…. Continue reading Butterfly Tattoo: Kuwait’s Airport Bride
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 … Continue reading Preparations
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 … Continue reading The Island is Calling
Yesterday marked The Best Day Ever for this gal. It started off as a lazy lazy day. By 8:30 Thursday night I had fallen asleep on the couch, something that I’ve tried to ban myself from doing. I woke up … Continue reading The Best Day
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 … Continue reading Q8 is Great!
The adventure has truly begun. Ten days in, and I’ve tried several times to write something that you might enjoy reading. I want to tell you about the journey here, the school, my apartment, my peers, my students. I want … Continue reading Thank You.
103 pounds all packed up (shhh…don’t tell about the extra 3, they let it slide) 😉 Ready to hit the skies! Bonus: Jet Lag doesn’t exist in Kuwait! At least I hope not since teaching starts 8 hours after touching ground. In the carry ons: Computer, 2 books to read, 1 math book and 1 Arabic book. Water, food, makeup, and chicle to keep those ear pops to a minimum. The days that were supposed to be spent in Minnesota as they processed my visa ended up being over three weeks. Waited for the work permit. Waited for the Visa. … Continue reading Flying High