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Kuwait: Trips, Travel and More

Kuwaiti blogger continue to blog about their activities, within and outside their country.

Forzaq8 checks out the Kuwait book fair and reports on it as follows:

Well i went there, bought some books, and took some pictures :)
If you are looking for English books there isn’t much there, its mainly Arabic

Q over at Kuwaitism talks about new newspapers in Kuwait. He writes:

There have been several new newspapers in the market. A friend was commenting a couple of days ago about the lack of creativity in their production, basically they all followed each other,

Also, some bloggers are back from GulfRun – some of them with photographs and reports on the car race held in neighbouring Bahrain.

The Stallion from The Stallion’s Stable of Thoughts and Experiences updates us about his road trip to Bahrain.

As most of you already know GulfRun 3 took place last weekend! My older brother and I drove down to Bahrain in my Land Cruiser while towing his trailer that had 300 liters of gasoline, 8 tires, brake pads, oils, fluids, and tools!

Marzouq over at zdistrict
posts (among other posts) about the transportation of cars to participate in GulfRun.

I have to say that I was impressed with the way they were handling things for this whole event, there was a lot taking place and for the return trip they had to prepare a lot especially since going through the Saudi Border is like going through hell for them. They make it as difficult as possible, but the organizers are the only ones handling the cars and not the transporters.

Kuwait Advertiser, meanwhile, introduces us to antique shops in Kuwait.

I was invited by a Kuwaiti friend to one of his friends, who owns an Antique Shop. (Actually he owns four.) I was excited because my wife and I love antiques and have quite a collection at home.

We continue our weekly trip in the Kuwaiti blogosphere with Hellraiser, who is covering his trip on a motorbike on his blog Kuwait to Beirut. He is still in Lebanon but planning to hit the road soon.

In my younger year we used to spend 5 weekends a year in Sannine, the last time we stayed there was prior to the Lebanese war in 1974

Last but not least, Bo9agr has come across a strange find in a local supermarket. He writes:

I saw this in our co-op (jam3iya) , it says Afghani Hashish Oil !! they didn't specify what is it used for, for hair? body? or to inhale??

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