Friday, May 21, 2010

Kuwait: Before

Yay!  Three weeks and counting before I land in Kuwait.  I'm sure it's going to be quite an adventure.  I'm feeling less nervous because I've been fortunate enough to make some good contacts that live there now.  One friend, Desert Girl, has been there from the start.  This chica has the funniest and most informative blog.  If you want to know the real deal Kuwait, I would definitely recommend her as a good read.

Some other Kuwait blogs and forums I recommend are 2:48AM, Crazy in Kuwait, Blog Catalog, Just Landed, InterNations and Expat Exchange.  Of course, if you are traveling to another country besides Kuwait, you may search that relevant country in the forums.  I'm sure there are many other good sites, but these are the ones that I have visited and have found to be valuable.  Feel free to post others that you recommend.

One thing that I suggest before even going to Kuwait or any other country you've never been to, is to join sites and forums geared towards life in that country.  Don't be afraid to reach out and ask questions.  Also, it's helpful to not be so incognito and hidden as many people are on those sites.  If you are real to the 100%, then chances are that you will make some good contacts and authentic friends.

Time to get off this computer and get to packing...