A Good Deal

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Got this camera for only KD2.5 from Amsterdam. Its a waterproof 35mm camera which I thought would be perfect to take while jet skiing this summer.


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Bear for sale?

Post by Mark

Someone in Kuwait is selling a bear, isn’t that illegal? Where are the authorities, I can understand they don’t care about dogs or cats but at least when it comes to bears you would think they would give a damn. [Link]

Thanks GeordieLass!


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Kuwait Airport H1N1 Flu Precautions

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I got back to Kuwait just over an hour ago and got a shock when I was told I had to fill and sign some medical forms and then be tested for signs of the H1N1 flu! As we exited the plane there was a medical staff waiting for us with infrared thermometers along with some officials and they took a reading of all our temperatures before letting us pass through. Then, before getting to immigration, we had to sign documents and get them stamped stating that within the next 72 hours I would pass by a clinic to be examined or else I could face a 1 month prison sentence or a KD50 fine!

Not everyone coming to Kuwait has to go through this, only selected countries and I am guessing its countries that have had confirmed cases of the H1N1 flu like the Netherlands.


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McKroket

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I tried the McKroket today after reading somebody’s comments. I didn’t ask what it was I just ordered it and even after I tried it I still have no clue what a kroket is. I am too lazy to google it at the moment but it tasted mostly of Dijon mustered mustard with something that might have been cheese, meat, fish, chicken, mashed vegetables or tofu… I couldn’t figure it out.


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Are you pissing your pants?

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During Queens Day while we were stuck in the crowd I looked up and spotted this sign. You probably think he was joking but when you realize the only other option is the public urinals (pictured below) 5 euros sounds like a good deal for a real bathroom.


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It never gets dark

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The sun goes down around 10PM here in Amsterdam so it always feels like its still early. The picture above was taken at 9:33PM.


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Den Haag in Pictures

Post by Mark

We took the train to the Hague in the morning so we could get there at noon when all the shops open up (its Sunday). Once there we decided to pass by the seaside towards the pier where there is a bungee jumping place. Nat ended up bungee jumping and I am trying to upload the video online but the connection here is pretty slow. It was a beautiful sunny day but it was FREEZING cold.


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Chipsy King

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Lots of munchies here in Amsterdam and Chipsy King is one of my favorite places. They just serve fries with the topping of your choice. I always go with ketchup but mayonnaise seems to be the popular sauce here.

Update: Added more pictures!


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Hare Krishna Live

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During the Queens Day celebration I spotted a group of Hare Krishna. I’ve never seen them live before and they are just as colorful and musical as they were in the original Grand Theft Auto. [YouTube]


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My First FREITAG

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I’ve been checking out FREITAG bags since 2006 and I finally got one today. Since every single bag is a unique design I always had a hard time finding one I liked. Today I decided it was now or never and ended up getting one that should match everything I wear. If you don’t know what FREITAG bags are click [Here]


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