First time trying a glass bead-making workshop in Kuwait!
I visit the Chinese Cultural Festival for Food and Film which was organised by the Chinese Embassy and held at the National Library of Kuwait.
We visit Kuwait’s new indoor Safari Adventure and get up close with various exotic animals!
On a walk along the beach, I stumbled upon Kuwait’s last standing and operating amusement park at Kuwait Magic Mall. I walk inside to have a peek.
It was a summer afternoon when I drove to our house to water our indoor plants. My parents were vacationing at the time. As I enter our backyard there’s a frightened and timid kitten, about 7-8 months old, with white fur and an orange-tinged head and tail. Whenever spotted, she would scurry towards a corner, occasionally peeking out at the stranger with curiosity. Her hiding place was a dark outdoor staircase leading to our basement. Mila was cautious, yet at the same time, seemingly desperate for somebody to feed her. I could tell she wanted to be approached and feel safe, but with the unknown harsh streets out there she kept her guard. She was super dehydrated, starved, and miserable from months of scavenging trash and fending for herself. Keep in mind, this was last year in July at the height of summer in Kuwait. I immediately entered our house and fetched a can of tuna, the readily available go-to snack for pretty much every street cat out there! I stepped outside with a plastic …
Have you been to a book shop that buys books? BetterBooks does! Second-hand book stores offer a whiff of printed nostalgia and a treasure mine for avid collectors. I decided to drop by Kuwait’s second-hand book store to see what I would find…
The 4th edition of the Souk Mubarakiya photo diary exploring Kuwait’s street art, people, shops and markets, and it’s overall atmosphere and quirks.
If you keep your eyes peeled and are mindful of the surroundings, you’d be surprised at how many details and moments are hidden in the everyday life of this souk.
Storytelling my way through the Capital of Catalonia, Barcelona! It’s all about hip hangouts, art collections and monumental architecture!
Everyday would feel like a vacation. These were my first thoughts when I first considered a career in the hospitality and tourism sector, especially in a beautiful resort situated on the coast of Kuwait’s Arabian Gulf Sea. I remember walking into the gorgeous lobby of the multinational world-class hotel and wondering what it would be like to actually work there — great atmosphere, great perks! As a Kuwaiti female, it’s pretty uncommon if not common at all to work in a hotel in Kuwait. The tourism industry is not as advanced and progressive in the country making it an unpopular career choice. People also have this misconception that if you do work in a hotel then you’re either a receptionist, doorman or a housekeeping attendant which are all absolutely false assumptions and merely stereotypes. Being in the PR & Marketing field, I was eager to start off my career promoting a hotel. If people were opting for the banks and oil companies, I was heading the opposite direction. The deciding factor mostly had to do …