Kuwait City

After suffering through a couple of restless nights at Ali Al Salem LSA, I checked into the Marriott Courtyard near downtown Kuwait City.  It's a world of difference.  Only thing it lacks, however, is alcohol.  I'm going to have to get used to that.  This has to be the nicest Courtyard in the Marriott inventory.  It looks like regular Marriott and has all the amenities that regular Marriott hotels have.  It's too bad I have to check out today (I could only reserve two days) and head to the Hilton.  One day in the Hilton and then it's back to Ali Al Salem to spend another restless night before heading north.

A shot of Kuwait City through my dirty and tinted hotel room window.

Another shot through the hotel window.  There's construction cranes everywhere helping to build new buildings downtown.  Unlike Dubai, Kuwait isn't broke and is spending its money on new infrastructure.

Inside the lobby atrium of the Courtyard.  Looks more like a Hyatt Regency than a Courtyard.  It's too bad that I won't be able live in one in Kabul.

My company has hundreds of employees here in Kuwait and most all of them are enjoying their stay.  The Kuwaiti people are friendly and hospitable.  They're also thankful for what the US had done for them.