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Old 04-22-2020, 05:07 PM
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Hey, girls, any chance of getting an Around the World: Kuwait kit? I have so many pictures and could really use one. Thanks!
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Oh never heard of that country. But we will add it to the list for sure!
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It's in the Middle East. The US has a number of military bases in it, so a lot of military people have been there.
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It's in the Middle East. The US has a number of military bases in it, so a lot of military people have been there.
Yup, my husband was there. For him he was there to acclimate to the weather before being sent off to Iraq. Then when he was done, he went back to Kuwait to fly out and back home.

But I don't think he has any photos because they wouldn't allow them to take photos during his entire deployment
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My husband went to Kuwait last year to design some buildings on base. He didn't take many photos but it's fun to see there is a common ground here.
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Hey, girls, any chance of getting an Around the World: Kuwait kit? I have so many pictures and could really use one. Thanks!
me too
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Old 04-23-2020, 03:30 AM
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Wendy i think its Koeweit in dutch
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KimGeling is after a Singapore kit if you feel like adding another to your list Wendy.
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Old 04-25-2020, 01:18 AM
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I lived in Kuwait for two years! Would love a kit for it!
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Old 04-27-2020, 02:59 PM
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So exciting that so many of you could use a Kuwait kit!
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Old 04-27-2020, 03:34 PM
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Singapore is added to the list as well...

What ideas did you had to have in the kit? Since I know nothing from Kuwait at all...
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The Kuwait Towers would be necessary for sure, it is basically Kuwait in an image (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuwait_Towers). I would expect also lots of camels - seriously they are every where there-, a kangaroo mouse (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangaroo_mouse), camel spider (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solifugae) - though those are kind of gross looking. Really camels are important. I would expect the Islamic Crescent Moon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_and_crescent) and probably a mosque. Kuwait has some very interesting shaped water towers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuwait_Water_Towers). Maybe some Kuwaiti dinar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuwaiti_dinar).

Some geography & recent history of Kuwait (with an obvious US emphasis as it's what I know), if that helps. It is bordered by Iraq & Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf. It's a very small country, basically an hour gets you anywhere in the country. 90% of the population lives in Kuwait City. During the winter they have camping season, where the men set up these elaborate tent cities for the more traditional way of living. In the 1990s, Iraq invaded Kuwait and killed a large percentage of their military and took over the country. The US and other countries came in to help liberate Kuwait (the first Gulf War) and now there is a lot of foreign military presence in Kuwait with the US military having many bases of their own. Operation Inherent Resolve (the current main Middle East campaign) is headquartered in Kuwait. It's a rich country, so their architecture is a mixture of elaborate and traditional. They have a lot of traditional Souk Markets (the traditional shopping markets) and a lot of modern western malls.
Picture of their camping season, it looks really neat: (https://www.bing.com/images/search?v...=19&ajaxhist=0)

I could email you some of my pictures if you are interested. Thank you!
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lots of sand LOL!!!!!!!!!!
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Maybe you could expand Kuwait to a "Persian Gulf" kit.... I need Dubai/UAE
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Can you also make a sweden kit ? I have to
Scrap a citytrip to stockholm, but i dont see
A lot of kits for it
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Maybe you could expand Kuwait to a "Persian Gulf" kit.... I need Dubai/UAE
Yes, that sounds good! Although they would call it the Arabian Gulf.
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Singapore is added to the list as well...
Thank you Wendy! I will look forward to that and will save my favourite photos for it.
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Is it ok if we make it a Middle East collection. Wich countries would you like to see in this Middle East?
And what culture specifics can we try to add?

What do you ladies prefer to name it Persian gulf or Middle East?
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I like "Persian Gulf" and we went to Qatar for a liberty weekend so maybe I can look up some things and come back and share

1. definetely a camel LOL!
2. sand dunes
3. a hooka (the thing they use to smoke out of)
4. some type of map paper
5. one of these boats

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So exciting! I think Middle East would probably be best that way it can be used for like Jordan and other countries that aren't on the Persian Gulf.
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Is it ok if we make it a Middle East collection. Wich countries would you like to see in this Middle East?
And what culture specifics can we try to add?

What do you ladies prefer to name it Persian gulf or Middle East?
I'd like to see United Arab Emirates (specifically Dubai)
Some specifics-
camel
Burj Khalifa
palm trees
maybe a cut-out or "flair" shaped like the Palm Jumeirah
dates. haha, I'm not really sure how dates factor in on a scrapbook page, but I do know that whenever we were invited to a UAE or Saudi event, we were served dates on arrival and sent home with giant packages full of them.
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