Kuwaiti Happy Hour

Kuwait is a dry country.

No beer with pizza.

No wine with cheese.

No Thirsty Thursdays.

No Happy Hours.

No nothing.  

So on Thursday night when we headed downtown with a few of our friends, Happy Hour looked a bit different.  Instead of 2 for 1 cocktails, we ordered Shisha.  Shisha is a flavored tobacco that is smoked out of a Hookah.

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Since it was our time trying Shisha, the manager recommended that we try a variety of flavors.  We ended up with three different kinds: lemon/mint, apple, and grape/mint.  Mitch and I both chose lemon/mint as our favorite and a few of our friends really liked the grape/mint, but the apple went virtually untouched.

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Shisha lounges are located everywhere in Kuwait, but on the recommendation of another expat who has been in Kuwait for a few years, we headed to an area right along the Persian Gulf called Shaab.  I don’t think we could have found a more beautiful location to spend a few hours and watch the sunset!  

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We will be back for you someday soon jet skis!

Check out the Kuwaiti towers in the background. We will be back for you someday soon jet skis!

 

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...because what is funnier than watching other people take selfies.

…because what is funnier than watching other people take selfies.

 

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All in all I think that a Kuwaiti Happy Hour got the same results as Happy Hour state side, we got together with great friends, had tons of laughs, and woke up the next morning with a headache.  

*Sorry for the crappy iPhone pictures….it is still too hot to venture out with the big camera.

 

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