This is the first time in my exploring that I found an old Kuwaiti pigeon tower and it was cool. Standing alone surrounded by garbage and piles of sand lies this piece of history. I'm glad I got to take some pictures before it will probably be demolished like most historical buildings and houses in Kuwait.
Monday, September 28, 2020
I couldn't find too much information on Kuwait pigeon towers in English but according to other articles pigeons were once bred and used for sending messages and their droppings used for many different things back in the day, from fertilizer to being used in making ammunition. There are still breeders today and some going for thousands of dollars or you might see the flying rats gathered around water and rice people have left out for them around Kuwait.
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Late nights on IG show you all kinds of tempting desserts and foods and on of which caught my eye. The saffron milk ice cream, I love everything saffron and had to try it. Located in Mall 30 in Abu Hassani which is a really nice complex, more so in the winter for outside gathering. I love the industrial feel of the place, which has a neat study area in the back, bar seating and some couches to relax on.
I had of course, the milk saffron ice cream sitting on a slice of saffron cake. The ice cream was just amazing but the cake was dry and needed to be soaked in milk which would be complete.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
On one of my exploring Kuwait days I came across this new complex in Abu Hassani called Darah. It isn't complete yet and there are only a couple of restaurants and a café open. You can find future images of it complete on their IG @darahkw which remind me of Al Kout.
The location over looks the beach where many people gather to swim and tan along the shoreline.
Some IG accounts for more info: @casagymkw @darahkw @abuhassani.market @izmir_restaurant @viewcafekw
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
I saw this place last year in Avenues but didn't have time to stop by, my friend and I had some shopping and on our way out passed by. I've been looking for a bubble tea place that had tapioca bubbles, not the weird smelling brown sugar ones. Majority of the staff are Chinese which was pretty cool, making the place more authentic. There were a lot of customers and the staff were busy with delivery orders as well. I got the milk tea and my friend ordered the matcha tea flavor.
It was a good tea and I liked the tapioca bubbles but the price was high considering the size and amount of ice. The milk tea was 2.500 KD and matcha small one was 2.750 KD so it's probably a one time thing for me. Their shop is located in the middle of the mall beside Qatar National Bank and their IG is @joyteacn
According to their IG if you spend more than 5 KD you can get a free soufflé pancake although we didn't know that two days ago, and they responded with 'it's not available every day' so I guess your lucky if you actually get one?
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Today I teamed up with @trashtagkuwait and headed to Jahra early in the morning eventually ending up in Khuwaisat, a place I had never heard of or visited until today. The Google directions took some of us to another exit which had us driving through the middle of the desert not knowing exactly where to go and a lot of people with their luxury sedans getting stuck and one Harley guy who thought his motorcycle could also 4x4.
I did find some old bottles to add to my antique collection and a 50 fil coin from the 90's
Sunday, July 26, 2020
After Al Shaya bought up most of the restaurants along Gulf Road here a few updates. Below is the old McDonald's which has been turned into a Burger King / Pizza Hut. The change baffles me as I don't think BK is as popular as McD's especially after they changed their fries, I haven't eaten there since. I wonder if they will close down the BK/Pizza Hut currently on the beach in Salmiya? It's really old and gross.
Sunday, July 19, 2020
I have so much respect for the Al Thani rulers of Qatar so when I saw this limited edition perfume from Fueguia 1833 I had to get one. I wasn't real sure of the fragrance so I played it safe with the smaller bottle as it is a very expensive product. When it arrived it was amazing and I wish I had bought the bigger one. I ordered this one from Italy after seeing a post on Sheikha AlMayassa's IG account.
I posted another picture and Fueguia 1883 reposted
And once again on Sheikha AlMayasa's story linehere. The company was nice enough to let me choose two sample fragrances for free. I had never heard of the Italian perfume company until this fragrance came out, they are definitely selling upscale and exquisite scents.