Hello and welcome to Nutritionista Abroad! Thank you for stopping by to read my first ever blog post.
I’m Sheli and I decided to start a blog because we (the husband and I) just moved to Kuwait and I have a liiiittle extra time on my hands.
Luckily, at present, I have more than just a little time because who knew blogging was SO. MUCH. WORK?? I mean, serious kudos to all of the successful bloggers out there – I don’t even want to think about all of the hours they’ve put in.
Moving internationally is hands down the hardest thing I have ever done/continue to do. Even though moving abroad has always been part of our theoretical life plan, once you actually start the process it becomes very overwhelming, very fast. Leaving everyone and everything you have ever known, packing up everything you own – either for storage or to take with you, and giving the rest away was definitely a challenge. Now add to the fact that you’re moving to a Middle Eastern, Muslim country with pasty white skin and light brown hair and you even have to leave behind your precious dog for a few months. Whew!
Before deciding to move to Kuwait we did a lot of research and here’s some of what we knew coming in:
- Average summer temps of 110-125 degrees F
- Average winter temps of 30-60 degrees F
- It’s a dry country (Meaning NO alcohol. No glass of wine with dinner or meeting a friend for a beer.)
- Dogs are allowed in without a quarantine (if paperwork is in order)
- But, for their own safety, they cannot be transported in summer months
- Women can drive
- Modest dress is expected but women are not required to wear any traditional Muslim coverings
- There are 18 countries we can visit for less than $300 each, round-trip from Kuwait
- It’s a pretty safe place
- It’s the only Middle Eastern country that recognizes Christianity and has churches in addition to mosques