A Long, Long Way From Home


Last week, I wrote about needing an e-reader for a fabulous vacation The Electrician and I are taking. Of course, I chose to keep our destination a super-secret –I know the value of suspense. Were you suspended? Intrigued at least?

Here’s where we’re going:

 

Do you know where this is?

How about now?

 

First, big thanks to The Electrician’s mom for the photos. Thumbs up, Mrs. Pea!

Over spring break, The Electrician and I are jumping a flight to London to visit his sister and her family for a few days, then climbing onto another plane (two actually, in closeish succession) and flying to Kuwait. Now you see why I need the Kobo: I can’t possibly lug enough “real” books for that trip. My butt will be in an airplane seat for something like 19 hours by the time we arrive.

Yes, you read that correctly. We’re going on holiday to Kuwait as a stunningly generous treat from The Peas. They’re living and working there for a few years, a far cry from their usual life in a small Alberta city, and they invited us to come stay over my spring break from school. The photos above were taken from their fancy pants condo by the sea. Kuwait City is very modern in many ways, although the nation on the whole certainly has substantial pockets of poverty and primitive living conditions. Don’t worry about me, though. I’ll be plenty comfy and safe while I’m there.

When we go, The Electrician’s grandmother is coming along with us. It works out well for everyone, since it might be too much for her to travel all that distance alone, and she conveniently provides a “chaperone” for The Electrician and I; we could run into some trouble traveling into Kuwait as an unmarried couple, and having her along should ensure things will go smoothly.

Kuwait is going to be a huge shift from the frozen north I call home through the winter months. I’m anticipating about a 60 degree Celcius temperature jump from here to there. Kuwait has sand everywhere too, but it’s not put down on the pavement to keep cars from sliding through intersections like it is here. We’re really looking forward to hanging out with The Peas, since we only see them periodically during their stint away. I’m also trying to set aside a little money for our visits to the textile and jewelry markets. I need a peridot something or other and Kuwait is the place to shop for gemstones.

Stay tuned for my blogging adventures, away from the dollhouse and far, far from home. Sunburn is almost guaranteed.

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. I can’t see the pictures 😦 But the vacation sounds like an excellent adventure!

    1. I see them now! Oh, wow! That second picture definitely makes me want to go there! I can see why you are looking forward to it!

  2. pipersmom says:

    No pics for me either, but I’m already incredibly jealous 😛 so maybe thats for the better 🙂
    Tip to help with the burning: Tomatoes. There was a study done, apparently tomatoes have a high lycopene content. It helps your skin protect itself from the sun better. Oh, and beer helps too 🙂

    1. Tomatoes I can definitely do. Beer is out, because one: Kuwait is a “dry” country, and two: I don’t drink.
      Thanks for the advice on the fruit, though; I’m going to try it!

  3. There was an upload problem, apparently. I think it’s fixed now. Thanks for letting me know.

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