So we had a dinner and entertainment provided for the speakers and I was getting too long on the last post so here’s the rest. First the tent that was made up for the event.
It was amazing. A woman who studies Middle Eastern music gave a talk and slide show on the early history and music of Kuwait. She had a group that sings these songs and performs there also. What was fun was how much the locals enjoyed it also – something they seemed to not have seen before?
Everything was delicious – lots of rice, beans, vegetarian options as well as beef, seafood and the one that surprised me was the big pan on the left above was a large part of a lamb, you just take off what you wanted – same with fish and chicken but I’ve never seen lamb served that way. I loved everything I tried.
Then home again in our limo/bus. It was a fun evening with lots of opportunity for cultural exchange – not only with the Kuwaitis but also the other speakers who were from various countries and backgrounds. One of the organizers told me that I was invited to the conference and lunch also so the next day I attended in the morning and got to see Bill speaking. Actually most of the speakers were quite interesting to me, despite only having some limited exposure to this topic. (Cyber security)
Another hazy morning
Getting set up for the day
We learned that Kuwait has no water (except the sea) and in the early days all water was carried in. And while they now desalinate water but also a little designer water too.