Football around the world: Hamburger SV

Some people say it’s a waste of time to spend too much time on Facebook. I politely disagree. Not only did I find my current job via a local expat group, last weekend I was also offered free tickets to the HSV-Werder Bremen game. And for those who are not locals around here: that is…

Kuwait: country without history?

I am in Kuwait, a small oil state situated between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Two years ago I did my internship here, and in six months time this country managed to win my heart. I spent my first real salary on a ticket back: I am spending my holidays in the Gulf this year. My fascination…

Five common misconceptions about Kuwait

Kuwait is a country that people don’t know much about. If they’ve even heard of it or are able to point it on a map at all, their knowledge of the place is often limited and full of misconceptions. Here I have listed the most common. Kuwait is unsafe Despite bordering Iraq, home to one…

Kuwait’s jet ski generation

A substantial part of my holidays was spent at the beach. With all friends at work, I was there often alone. Or well, not really alone. Every day the guy from A Kuwaiti Declaration of Love stopped by. Then there was the elderly Egyptian gentleman, who had offered himself as my protector, to chase away all…