Before leaving for Kuwait, I was a non-smoker. And I went back to smoking when I arrive in Kuwait. It’s easier to meet colleagues – they are all in the smoking room – it gives you something to do and it helps to make bonds with people. To be clear : socially, smoking always helped me ! But I decided, 48 hours ago, to quit smoking.
The first thing you see when you live in Kuwait is the mix between traditions and modernity. In Kuwait City, you can see huge skyscrapers illuminated and, not so far, the souk Al-Mubarakyia. You can see huge roads in the desert, and you will see camels crossing those roads and, not so far, huge city being built.
To talk about money is kind of a taboo in France : we don’t talk about salaries, we don’t talk about savings. Everybody does his own business by his side, without talking about it to anyone. But let’s be honest : everybody who comes to Kuwait comes for money. Nobody comes to Kuwait for the beauty of the landscape or for the history of the country. We come to Kuwait for money.
When I arrived in Kuwait, I met a french guy. We became friends and four months later, he left. It was the first time of my life I had to deal with the fact that someone I liked had to leave. Not the first time of my life. But the first time since I was living alone in a country without any friends. He was a sort of anchor for me, he was my “Thanks-God-I-am-not-alone” person and he left. Just like this. And then, after, I realized I had to deal with the leavings.
I talked a lot about my life in Kuwait. How I live in this unknown country or about the city life. And I never posted in this moods category. I think it’s because I am a bit shy… So, here we are ! First article. To be more than just Liz in Kuwait. To give you the chance to know me a little bit more.