the traveling tap 4 } exit 293, kuwait

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Last weekend my sister and I were invited to a ‘Kuwaiti’ party at our friend H’s beach house by the Saudi border. It was the equivalent of a toga party, but instead of Roman garb, the dress code was dishdashas for the men and dara’at (women’s robes) for the ladies. Folkloric singer Ismail Karam and his troop provided the music. It was fun. And freezing. And surreal (with the dishdashas and full men’s head dress, it was so difficult to distinguish the Kuwaiti men from the non-Kuwaitis. Not that that was important but several times I’d be thrown off). My sister and I stayed the night.

The next morning I was the first one up so I went out for a quiet walk with my tapestry and took some lovely photos. After breakfast with the Greek ambassador Theodoros Theodorou and long time Kuwaiti-resident Antonella Fanelli, and later a second breakfast with the rest of the sleepover party, my sister, Antonella and I went for another walk and photo session with the tapestry.

I can’t wait to go back next weekend for another much-needed respite.

inside. before outside. before the freeze. christine, hanaa, me and yasmine

the night before. inside. before outside. before the freeze. christine, hanaa, me and yasmine

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in the morning

in the morning

ebb tide and squid traps

ebb tide and squid traps

how many fishies have you caught?

how many fishies have you caught?

in the garden i fed the fish because i know where the food stash is

in the garden my tapestry and i feed the fish because we know where the food stash is

later on, i solicit the help of antonella and yasmine. i wanted a photo of the tapestry enjoying the pond by the guest lodge

later on, i solicit the help of antonella and yasmine. i want a photo of the tapestry enjoying the pond by the guest lodge

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in the japanese garden. photo by yasmine alkandari

in the japanese garden. photo by yasmine

later on by the pool, the tapestry starts being a diva. photo by antonella

later on by the pool, the tapestry starts acting up. photo by antonella

oops. she's slip-sliding away. photo by yasmine alkandari

oops. she’s slip-sliding away. photo by yasmine

she's out of control

she’s out of control. photo by antonella

peekaboo. photo by yasmine alkandari

peekaboo. photo by yasmine

fishing her out. photo by yasmine

fishing her out. photo by yasmine

and finally yasmine gets a good shot

at last yasmine gets a good shot

we finally lay her out to dry. photo by antonella

we finally lay her out to dry. photo by antonella

You probably noticed that most of the photos were by either Yasmine or Antonella. This is because I was busy fighting the wet, clingy tapestry off my body. I was too soaked (and cold) to manage anything.

5 Comments on “the traveling tap 4 } exit 293, kuwait

    • Eh? I want to say thank you but not sure if you’re being genuinely complimentary (what?) or sarcastic…I’m going to allow myself to believe it’s the former and thank you for it! #notparanoidatallregardingmyfriendahmedeladly

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