Travel Journals

Kuwait, The Happy Bubble. (2)

Visit date: Dec 19 to 21, 2013. It was only a month after the previous visit but it was freezing cold!

Airline: Gulf Air

Hotel: Movenpick Al Bidaa. Location wise it was perfect, but it was more like a resort with the rooms located outside the main building. It wasn’t luxurious although it’s a 5 star hotel but the rooms were spacious with a kitchenette and a lovely balcony overlooking the pool/garden. If you’re looking for practicality then this is the place to be as you get to park your car right outside the room and you don’t have to go through reception etc.

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Lorenzo (Salhiya):

The outdoor area was packed and the cold winter couldn’t stop Kuwaitis from enjoying their weekend. The place was vibrant and it’s exactly how you want to spend your Thursday night. The starters were delicious and fulfilling that the main dish was barely touched.

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Baking Trey:

I fell in love with this place although it was empty. The outdoor area was lovely with greenery and flowers surrounding the area. The dishes we ordered for breakfast were not bad but the baked stuff that i ordered for take-away were extremely good.

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I was crazy about  the food the last time we visited so i had to go again. For some reason the food tasted better last time. One dish was extremely delayed but i loved how they handled the situation. Great customer service.


Villa Fayrouz:

Located in a villa in AlShaab. Unfortunately the outdoor area, which was beautiful, was closed. We dined inside but i didn’t like the atmosphere nor the crowd. Fayrouz didn’t exist over there. Not on the walls and her songs weren’t playing in the background. We should’ve gone to the other branch in Avenues. On the contrary, the food was excellent!

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An old branch of Lenotre overlooking Kuwait Towers. We went for breakfast mainly for the view which was amazing. But the breakfast buffet was disappointing. I felt that the quality of food was not as good as it used to be. Overall it was obvious that this place was the “it” place once upon a time, but not anymore.

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Cioccolat Italiani:

A busy cafe in The Avenues that looked tempting. We had to wait for around 10 minutes to get a table. The waiter recommended the most famous dessert which was a bun stuffed with chocolate. It was surprisingly bad with an orangey hint that made it worse. My friends ordered chocolate drinks and they loved it.

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I finally got to visit That AlSalasel Bookshop. A good variety of Arabic books and few English titles.

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We found a toy shop at AlMe’allem that was a blast from the 80’s. Walking around was like a trip back in time except for the social  media bags and wallets that they were selling! They brought us back to reality.

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Till we meet again K town!


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