There REALLY is no place like home...

So as most of you are reading this it's around 5:30pm or so....yet not for me. It's already after midnight and I thought that this would be a good time to finally start what I set out to do about 2 weeks ago. However getting the internet seemed to be a bigger problem than it really should be.

It's been 16 days since the 24 hr trek spanning a good 6000 miles. The first 6 hrs of travel turned out to be the most uncomfortable flight that I've ever experienced, thanks to the man in the seat in front of me. Apparently he had way too much fun in American and decided to snooze until we landed at Heathrow. Let me tell you, it was a true pleasure having his head in my lap most of the way, really for the exception of taking off and landing that is. Jamie slept like a baby in the seat next to me.....
So rather than take the 10 hr layover we had in
London
to explore and whatnot we got a hotel room and slept. Didn't think that I would be that tired, but once we landed I was beat! Thank goodness that the hotel was attached to the Terminal that we had landed in and was leaving from.
Luckily our next 5 1/2 hr flight to Kuwait wasn't as packed as the previous flight and I finally had a chance to relax...watched a few movies and drank the last alcohol that I knew I would be getting in the next 8 months (Kuwait is a DRY country...no alcohol....but if you know the right people you can eventually get some.)

24 hrs later and finally in
Kuwait
, it's 6:15am and the friggin' airport is packed. I certainly didn't expect to see so many people at the airport at this time of the day but apparently KWI is always busy, no matter what time of the day it is. Got my visa and luggage and away we went.....

Stepping out of the airport the first time to experience the heat of
Kuwait
is almost unexplainable. It hit me like a ton of bricks....I'm so thankful that the heat is dry and not muggy like in
Virginia
. Makes it so much more bearable.

Now I plan on blogging a lot more about all the things that I've seen and so far done.....so I'll leave it at this for now....

Kuwait is like no place that I've ever been before and I've been to enough places to know what to expect, but nothing could have prepared me for everything that I'll be seeing and or experiencing. Culture shock is only the mild term for what I went thru the first couple of days.

I'll be back later for more...

   

   

Comments

Good luck :) Did you ever find cheap airfare that you posted about a few months back?

Oh how I would love to be there with you!!  I've been trying to talk my husband into me going to work overseas, the mideast preferrably and he's not to keen on the idea....i'm sure you'll have a great time...meeting new people...learning the culture!!!

 

To err is human, to forgive divine

Good luck on your endeavor. I admire your strength. Thanks for keeping us posted. Be well!

^j^ ^j^ ^j^ ^j^ ^j^
do not meddle
in the affairs of dragons
for you are crunchy
and taste good with ketchup

^j^ ^j^ ^j^ ^j^ ^j^

Ahhhh...Lady, no need to thank me, I'm just here making sure that he gets a good meal and to keep him out of trouble.  Plus I try and make sure that all the other contractors get a couple decent home cooked meals instead of eating out all the time.  But I'll be sure to pass along your Thanks...which I do know that all these guys out here appreciate it!  Smile

What you do in this life, will echo for eternity.

 Tip: The big American chain hotels serve booze in Kuwait and if possible get friendly with any Marine assigned to the US Embassy they always have booze available to them as they serve on US soil ;)

"There are no stupid questions, but there are a LOT of inquisitive idiots. "

Thank you, and thank you to your husband. 

 

"They know not if it's dark outside or light"

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