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The Appealing Speculum of Kuwait

It was five minutes to 10, when we reached the unique House of Mirrors in Qadisiya area of Kuwait. We had an appointment with the lady of the house at 10am to have a tour of the house. As we rang the bell, a very sweet beaming elderly lady in ... read more

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Getting Around

Unless you want to know what the inside of a Kuwaiti jail looks like...

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05 Nov 2009

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While out and about in Kuwait, don't forget to carry your passport or a Kuwait civil identification card. You can be stopped and asked to produce identification at any time, and if you fail to provide it, you will most likely be jailed.

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Festivals & Events

During Ramadan, stock up on chocolate

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02 Oct 2009

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"Knock, knock, knock" is what you will hear very often at odd hours if you happen to be in Kuwait during the holy month of Ramadan. You will be more surprised when you open the door and see a group of children in traditional dress, giving you chocolates and wishing you well. But be prepared: They will also ask you for chocolates and candy in return.

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Etiquette

Keep your feet flat on the ground

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02 Oct 2009

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While visiting or sitting with your Kuwaiti friend, never show the soles of your shoes -- it's highly offensive! It implies that you think of the other person as "dirt."

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Fashion

Show your respect along with your style

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12 Oct 2009

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Kuwait is a friendly country, but you need to respect its traditional culture and be careful about what you wear. Avoid low-cut shirts, tank tops, and skirts or shorts that show your legs.

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Being an American

Keep your camera away from the oil fields

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16 Nov 2009

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Loves to photograph new places? Be careful in Kuwait. Photography near government, military, and industrial sites, particularly oil fields, is strictly prohibited. If caught, you could receive a prison sentence of up to five years, plus a heavy fine.

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