This is was our location in Al Somman, It is 3 hours from the Kuwaiti borders and it was chosen and arranged for by our great friend Mishary (a different Mishary). They have professional people in Saudi who get paid to take care of everything (They bring the tents, rugs, dig a toilet *Yikes!*, and you know, make it happen). The trip was from wednesday (I went on a thursday coz I couldn’t take a day off work) to saturday. It was worth it and we had plenty of fun. Take a look at the pictures and compliment me on my amazing eye and photographic skills *sarcasm*

First thing you do if you wanna keep your friends, you go and wash up. This scene to some of you may seem icky, but to me it was fun, brushing my teeth like that and wondering how the hell I’m gonna use the toilet if I think THIS is hard. Yeah priceless.

Then You go to the toilet to… you know.. but before you do, you go and ask a nice friend of yours how to “manage” going in and out without creating a mess. That friend was Β½Β cream milk. I asked him and he showed me how to fill up the toilet with water from the tank, how to fill up the 2 buckets and keep them near you in case you needed more water. And for a moment there, I thought of skipping this whole toilet thing and just hold on till I get back to Kuwait.. but yeah.. I couldn’t. But I came out of there triumphant! Β πŸ˜›

^Coffee and tea for breakfast, before the real breakfast arrives. The weather was cold and kinda windy.

This hill was the play ground for my friends and their cars.

Keeping your mouth busy makes you forget the sands gritting away inside your mouth.

^That was part of our dinner. We made a muchboos laham. 2 full sheeps (tyos) some were cooked the Kuwaiti way, and some were wrapped in foil and thrown into the fire. The outcome was amazing, the meat melts in our mouths.

Kuwaitis can’t help but be patriotic when they’re away.

^Lots of activities going on at the same time πŸ˜›

^This picture up here has a story:

We were told that there is a place with lots of greens and flowers maybe (faitha. esem faitha ithaher yay min fayathan. ya3ny elmokan fath min elmo6ar. stupid word). So we were given the coordinates, and 3 cars followed a single GPS to get there. 2 hours later we reached the place. The place had nothing special and was full of big rocks. It sucked. 2 hours of driving, 20-40KMPH, and nothing, no faitha no ba6eekh. We sat there, we tried our best to make the most of that place but ended up starting a little fire and having some tea. a total of 5 hour trip for something we could’ve easily done near the toilet’s tents!

The End! πŸ™‚


This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 at 12:49 am

21 Responses to “Al Somman Trip in Pictures”

  1. Lulu says:

    wanasaa elmokan yshawig o el ta9weer 3ajeeb… am a bit jealous, u boys get to travel and camp alone where ever u want (3aysheen) we’re stucked here in limited places πŸ™ .. 3alaikom bel3afya anyway ;p

  2. Bibi says:

    El yam3a 7ilwa

  3. Sonya says:

    aham shay…train track o camels!!

    the pics of u and ur friend cracked me up…mashalla et3arfoon itwasoon ro7kum..hatha ilbenefit of being a ‘male’…sfer o 6l3at 3ala kaifkum meta ma 6ag eb balkum

    so…which one from the pic are u;)

  4. nemo says:

    great pictures

  5. 3rd pic mn ta7aaat .. 7adhaa 3ajebaa .. !! i will stole most of ur photos for my post ;Pp

  6. Umme Kulsum says:

    Sounds like Great Fun !!

  7. Umme Kulsum says:

    Oh and the toliet part is hilarous:D

  8. saleh says:

    can you please send me the telphone number of the professional people in Saudi who get paid to take care of everything (They bring the tents, rugs, dig a toilet . so that i can call them ,and may be they can set up a camp for me.

  9. Amu says:

    nice pics πŸ™‚

  10. n says:

    naaar ra3ey el wrangler πŸ˜›

  11. QWERTY says:

    Amazing..This made me want to go barrrrrr!

    lesh ako train track?


  12. Wa6n_3Mri says:

    Wesalim galb listekanh! itshawig! lol agool shnu Faitha? akhaaf they mean “Fathaa” ?! wide desert with greens maybe?!

  13. QWERTY says:

    The railway is photoshopped, yea?


  14. Yousef says:

    Lulu lol yep we get to do everything while you girls dont πŸ˜›

    Bibi kanat 3ajeeba

    Sonya I am the one behind the camera πŸ˜›

    nemo Thanks

    Β½ Cream Milk 3asaha 3aada matenge6e3 πŸ˜›

    Umme Kulsum lol the toilet thing was a dilemma at first πŸ˜› and yeah it was a fun trip

    saleh I asked my cousin to ask Mishary, I’ll get back to you with the number soon.

    Amu Thank you

    n shay shay πŸ˜›

    QWERTY coz Saudi has trains πŸ˜›

    Ba6alah thank you

    Wa6n_3Mri I was told faitha means a place “fayith” with water and therefor has lots of green in it. bs sij wila la2 madry wallah.

    QWERTY Lol enchakait πŸ˜› most of the pictures are photoshopped πŸ˜€

  15. QWERTY says:

    No 7aram that was not what I was pushing at.

    I really thought I’d get an interesting answer like “these are remnants of an abandoned 1974 project to establish a railway system in Kuwait..”; you know, something with an interesting story.

    But yeah, enchakait hahahah;p

  16. Yousef says:

    wow that really would’ve been an interesting answer!

  17. Hamad says:

    khosh faitha LOL!

  18. Bu-Saleh says:

    Nice trip… Could you send me the number of the guys that fixed u the camping area?

  19. Yousef says:

    Bu-Saleh sure thing, I’m gonna write his contact details in here soon.