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Cold Weather Gear

I can’t be the only one to have this problem. It doesn’t even matter that I have lived in the Pacific Northwest; no matter what I pack, when I am in Kuwait, I can’t imagine being cold enough to need things like hats that cover your ears, gloves, and heavy scarves.

Last winter, I did buy some heavy shawls in December, in Kuwait, and I am wearing them over my jackets when we walk along the waterfront. The wind coming in off the bay is chill and damp, and goes right through everything we are wearing. I am so thankful to have beautiful wool shawls to keep me warm, but we still had to make a run to the store to buy more hats and gloves:


As we went out for our walk this morning, Adventure Man reminded me to take the tag off the top of my hat. Doh!

(I also have the same trouble going back to Kuwait at the end of a Seattle summer; like “what? I won’t need a sweater? Not for months?”)

November 28, 2007 - Posted by | ExPat Life, Living Conditions, Seattle, Shopping, Weather


  1. It’s kinda cold here in Kuwait too

    Comment by Chika | November 28, 2007 | Reply

  2. When its hot in Kuwait its really hot.
    When its cold its freezing dry cold… Stay healthy everyone and salamat in advance its flu season

    Comment by Kaos | November 28, 2007 | Reply

  3. the problem with kuwait is not the temperature, cos its not that low compared to other countries. the cold in kuwait is painful cos its damp and finds its way into ur bones no matter what u wear… its desert cold, the worst kind!

    Comment by Fonzy | November 28, 2007 | Reply

  4. Chika – Yeh, I follow the Kuwait weather online, too. Has it rained yet?

    Kaos – You are so right – salamat one and all.

    Fonzy – the coldest I have ever been in my life was camping in a desert (North Africa) and this is from an Alaskan girl!

    Comment by intlxpatr | November 28, 2007 | Reply

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