Sunday, January 8 — Kuwait City
We land in Kuwait Airport. It is an interesting airport with lots of people in traditional outfits from around the region. We fetch our vis, hail an airport taxi and take a nice 25-mintue drive to the hotel. The driver is half Persian, with his Mom from , and his father from Kuwait. He makes some nice recommendations for places to shop and eat. We arrive to the Safir Marina Hotel Kuwait, and are greeted with a nice cup of Arabic coffee. We check into room 308. The room is lovely, with a balcony view over the beach, where festivities of dinner, music, and fire are taking place, and of the sea beyond. It is refreshingly chilly outside, but not too much.
Monday, January 9 — Kuwait City
Tuesday, January 10 — Kuwait City
Wednesday, January 11 — Kuwait City