That was five years ago, and it still looks the same.
The general view here is beige. Not tan. Not mushroom. Not taupe. Not ecru. Not oatmeal. Not khaki.
The buildings vary slightly, with the occasional slight pink - salmon, really- or lighter shade of brown, but for the most part every building is beige, as are the majority of the sidewalks (covered in sand, usually), and the cars (again, with a light sand coating) and even the air it seems.
Feral cats everywhere. EVERYWHERE. It's such a sad state of affairs.
This skinny, unkempt, sad eyed little guy was in front of our building (there is ALWAYS at least one cat out there, usually more like five) sneaking over to grab a quick drink from this bucket collecting dirty water that runs off the building.
Seeing countless feral cats everywhere as we walk around has become totally routine to us, and I imagine it will be strange not to seem one every 30 seconds.
Kuwait has been out of Goldfish crackers since mid-February. Or at least, I've been unable to find them, ANYWHERE. For American children, these are practically a diet staple!
So when the twins and I saw this aisle display at a grocery store earlier this week, you better believe we stocked up =)...
I've been waiting to publish this post because I wanted to snap a picture of the bottom of our family hamper in the laundry room, because there is always a small pile of sand in it.
Alas, the ever-illusive sight of an empty hamper has escaped me this week.
It's been hot, really REALLY hot, and so any article of clothing worn outside for more than 17 seconds needs to be washed, and sometimes there are multiple clothing changes per person per day around here.
Laundry for days, ya'll.
There are many, many other things, such as the Call to Prayer five times a day that can be heard all over Kuwait, or the constantly chaotic traffic, that will no doubt feel strangely absent when we return home.
Oh! And the delicious, Heavenly bread (or "khobz") from the sharwma place down the street. Man am I gonna notice that lacking in my daily life!