If you have found yourself wondering where in the world The Ward’s are going next you have come to the right place. If you haven’t heard by now we are moving AGAIN! I say AGAIN because people think we move around a lot. Since we have been together we have had the privilege of living in Miami, Washington, D.C., and Bangkok. If you haven’t heard, where the hell have you been? lol This is our second international move and we couldn’t be happier about it.
We have been keeping the destination of our next home a secret for a while now and have been asking people to guess where they think we might be going. Let me tell you, the locations people have been coming up with have been pretty comical but no one was able to guess correctly without some clues. For those of you who know your world flags you may be able to figure out where it is we are moving from the header image.
While this move has been in the works for quite some time we don’t believe in sharing news until it is 100% guaranteed. Since we got our visas and are currently on the plane headed to our next destination, I would say it is safe enough to announce that The Wards are moving to …. drumroll please….
KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT 🇰🇼
Since I am sure everyone has questions I figured I would do you all a favor and answer the questions I’m sure you probably have.
Where exactly is Kuwait?
-Kuwait is small (about the size of New Jersey) country located on the continent of Asia in the Middle East. It’s neighboring countries include Saudi Arabia and Iraq and has the Persian Gulf to the East. If you look at the picture above you will see a star on the map. That will be the exact location of our new home.
What is the capital?
– The capital of Kuwait is Kuwait City. We won’t be living in the downtown area but closer to the airport.
What language do they speak there?
-While English is widely spoken the official language of the country is Traditional Arabic. In everyday life the people speak Kuwaiti Arabic, which has multiple dialects. Their language has been heavily influenced due to the vast immigration and trade that happened in their early history.
What is the weather like?
-Since Kuwait is the desert, the simple answer would be that it is HOT! During their summer Kuwait is one of the hottest places on Earth. Temperatures have reached up to 129* F! That’s like face melting type of heat. Lol we thought Bangkok was hot. Something tells me this will be much worse hahaha
Are you in the military?
– From the early 90’s there has been a heavy military presence in Kuwait and we happen to move a lot so people always assume that one of us must be in the military. The answer to that is NOPE. There is nothing against the people who do it this way but we are moving around and getting settled all on our own.
Is it safe? Are there bombs being dropped there every day?
-Just about everywhere in the world is as safe as you make it. If there isn’t any wars going on your safety mostly depends on you being aware of your surroundings and using common sense. I honestly feel safer in most other countries I travel to rather than my own home country. So no, no bombs in our area.
What type of people live there?
-Kuwait is an interesting places as most of the people who live there are actually Expats. Out of Kuwait’s 4Million people, foreigners make up about 70% of the people who live there. 1
Is Victoria required to wear some sort of head scarf like a hijab, birqa, niqab etc?
-Nope. Kuwait is one of the most liberal countries in the Middle East. Women are not required to wear anything on their head and anyone who is doing so is doing it by choice.
Does Victoria need a male escort?
-Again Women in Kuwait are not restricted in the same ways that many women are in the other surrounding countries are. I am free to come and go as I please.
Are you guys crazy?
-Hahaha yes, we are crazy about living life.
Enjoy some pictures I found around the web of Kuwait City.
If you have the time I found this video on YouTube to tell you more about Kuwait
Stay tuned as we keep you up to date on our new home.
If you have any question or think any of the information is incorrect feel free to leave a comment below.
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