Saturday, June 13, 2009

Kuwait Day 3 - down to business then chat

Cars whisked us off to the second round of meetings. This time the next level of detail. We went back to the hotel for a sleep before being taken out for a grand meal in the evening. This was interesting, as all of our Kuwaiti counterparts were women. So there were four men and one woman on our side, and 10 women on theirs. This gave both sides an opportunity to chill out and chat. All but one of our hosts covered their heads but they were as liberal and chatty as any group of women I’ve met. We discussed gay men in Kuwait, family, shopping, travel, mobiles, Facebook, cultural differences, women in politics......Their English was excellent and it is clear that English has become the second language in this part of the world.