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Kuwait is a hole!

So I’ve started my trek across the globe and I’m stuck in Kuwait overnight (at least).  This place sucks more than Afghanistan.  At least there you have hard barren dirt.  Kuwait is just sand and gravel.  Plus its hotter.  And I’m sleeping in a tent.  Hmph, I guess I just feel like bitching.  I shouldn’t be complaining too much because this is the road home.

I wonder where my next stop will be…


4 Responses

  1. FYI

    Located in the north-east corner of the Arabian Peninsula, Kuwait is one of the smallest countries in the world in terms of land area. The flat, sandy Arabian Desert covers most of Kuwait. Kuwait is the only country in the world which has no natural lake or water reservoir.[29] There is little difference in the country’s altitude with the highest point in the country being 306 m above sea-level.[6] It has nine islands, all of which with the exception of Failaka Island are uninhabited.[30] With an area of 860 km², the Bubiyan is the largest island in Kuwait and is connected to the rest of the country by a 2,380 m long bridge.[31] Sparse vegetation is found along its 499 km long coastline.[6] Kuwait City is located on Kuwait Bay, a natural deep-water harbor.

    The land area is considered arable.[6] Kuwait has some of the world’s richest oil fields with the Burgan field having a total capacity of approximately 70 billion barrels (1.1×1010 m3) of proven oil reserves. During the 1991 Kuwait oil fires, more than 500 oil lakes were created covering a combined surface area of about 35.7 km².[32] The resulting soil contamination due to oil and soot accumulation had made eastern and south-eastern parts of Kuwait uninhabitable. Sand and oil residue had reduced large parts of the Kuwaiti desert to semi-asphalt surfaces.[19] The oil spills during the Persian Gulf War also had drastically affected Kuwait’s marine resources.[33]

    Kuwait has an arid continental climate[34]. Summer, which lasts from May to September, is extremely hot and dry with temperatures easily crossing 45 °C (113 °F) during daytime.[35] Winter season, from November through February, is cool with some precipitation and average temperatures around 13 °C (56 °F) with extremes from -2 °C to 27 °C. Annual rainfall averages less than 127 mm and occurs chiefly between October and April.[36] The spring season in March is warm and pleasant with occasional thunderstorms. The frequent winds from the northwest are cool in winter and spring and hot in summer. Southeasterly winds, usually hot and damp, spring up between July and October; hot and dry south winds prevail in spring and early summer. The shamal, a northwesterly wind common during June and July, causes dramatic sandstorms.[36]

    Keep us posted on your travels!

  2. yeah, that wiki entry (I’m assuming here!) basically says the same I did: Kuwait = sucks.

  3. So is Lego land looking pretty good now?
    Take some pics of the semi asphalt desert

  4. Glad to know that you’ve left at least! Wish I could talk to you, but at least we get to see each other soon! Don’t be so pissed sweetie, it’s all suffering for a better situation, you coming home! 😉

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