Virgil on February 15, 2012

I normally try to keep my politics out of this blog, except for my opposition to genetically modified organisms as foods, environmentally disastrous substances, and destroyers of biodiversity. But, sometimes I have to say something about the absolutely inane things the government does. I don’t like big government and I don’t like the reduction in our […]

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Virgil on February 9, 2012

On our first trip to the Old Souk, Mark and I were dropped off in front of a Mosque and a plaza with benches and a small playground. We didn’t have a clue where we were or where we needed to go. To the right of the Mosque were two large roof structures covering what […]

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Virgil on February 6, 2012

You can get almost everything you need at the Old Souk in Kuwait City, including cookware, clothes, housewares, health and beauty supplies, electronics, handmade carpets, and perfumes. And more. When I walk through the meat and vegetable part of the Souk, I just wish I had a kitchen. If I did, I would be loaded […]

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Virgil on February 3, 2012

All over the Middle East, tea is very popular and made in various ways. In Afghanistan, I had it with milk and sugar in some places. In other places, I had it with just sugar. In Turkey, it was just with sugar. Sometimes the tea, usually black tea, is served in a cup similar to […]

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Three-Maudies – good The Towers are on a small peninsula in downtown Kuwait City, there are three towers. One has the restaurant in the large “ball” on around the 82nd floor and an observation deck in a smaller “ball” higher up. The other tower with a “ball” is a one-million gallon water tower, while the […]

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