January 16, 2005

Al Boom

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This is Al Boom, a restaurant in Safat, Kuwait, near the Radisson Hotel. Al Boom consists of two boats, but I don't know what this larger one was.

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This boom, the Mohammedi II, was built in 1979 in India, and brought to Kuwait. This vessel is the actual restaurant. I should have taken photos inside, but I didn't want to be rude. Inside, you eat a multi-course meal in the main cabin, and then go upstairs to the Captain's Quarters for coffee. Pretty cool deal.

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This is the view after you leave the Captain's Quarters.

I won't even apologize anymore. This is my blog, and I can lag if I want to. Things are changing so fast with this new job, and this new climate, it's staggering. And I'm not sure if you were aware of this back in the States, but Kuwait's threat level is changing. Lots of weird things have been happening, and I've included some links to public-released articles below.

Here's a good article on a shooting incident last night. This happened close to where I work, and the shooting last week happened a few neighborhoods from where I live. Hmmmm. Things are getting strange out here.

All is well though. I can't wait to go on my trip to Germany and Austria in February. And I can't say when I'll be going into Iraq, but I don't need to think about it anymore at this point.

Changing the subject, here is a camel saddle. Because you never know when you're going to need a ride.

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'Nuff said!

Posted by Dan at 03:19 PM | Comments (7)