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A Day in the Big City


Weekends are usually fun for me here in Kuwait. On Friday (remember, my weekend here in this part of the Middle East is Friday & Saturday) I had lunch at the Blue Elephant at the Hilton Hotel in Mangaf (about 40 minutes north of my company’s camp in Al-Zour). Excellent food – although a bit pricey with the Friday Buffet costing 17 KD (about 65 USD or 41 Euros).

On Saturday, I managed to get a driver (provided by my company) and we drove to Avenues – the newest and largest mall in Kuwait …. and perhaps soon to become the largest mall in this part of the Middle East! I previously stopped in at the Avenues mall in February but over the past five (5) months, a lot of new stores have opened for business and a lot more shops remain to be opened as the mall is still under construction. There is also a Carrefour supermarket which allows me another opportunity to shop for my weekly food/grocery needs.