Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Good Bye Kuwait .... Time to Go Home!!

Here I sit at the Sheraton Hotel at Frankfurt Airport hung over with jet lag and lack of sleep (sadly, I've never mastered the fine art of sleeping on planes). I departed Kuwait on time at 1:15 am local time and landed in Frankfurt at precisely 5:00 am. I arrived at the front desk at the Sheraton Hotel at 5:40 am and was politely told that, yes, they do have my room reservation but that "Sorry Sir but there is no room at the inn at this hour". Sigh! I waited three hours until 8:40 am at which time I was finally assigned a room and by 9:15 am I was lying in bed enjoying some badly needed rest! After a fine lunch, I recovered enough strength to log in and complete this posting.

I took this photo at 12:15 am at Kuwait International Airport as I was making my way to Gate 4 for my Lufthansa Flight 637. I was sooooo tired, my head was pointing down but somehow I managed to glance upwards and saw these remarkable pictures made by Kuwaiti children and placed on display in the departure hall. I managed to snap pictures of the two best artworks.
Another child's display. This one depicts water towers (see my earlier posting) and the Kuwait Towers - that iconic attraction that has come to symbolize Kuwait City.

Two old coffee pots. Who knows when this display was put up!! You can find this little gem in Al Zour near the K supermarket.

Another shot of a shepherd with his flock.

As I toddled off Lufthansa Flight 637 from Kuwait at 5:15 am I managed to catch a parting glimpse of the Airbus jet that took me half way home.

2 comments:

SearchingSoul said...

Wow! Homeward bound. That's great to hear. Thanks for sharing your interesting post despite the tiring travel.

Sarah Alia Shahrim said...

wow!
nice post for ur experiences...