Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Arrival

Can you tell we are moving to a dry country?

We have arrived in Kuwait City, Kuwait. It took 24 hours, but we are here! We flew out of Sacramento, California at 2:00 on August 20th. We stopped in Chicago and then again in Frankfurt, finally arriving in Kuwait at 1:30 am on August 22nd. We were exhausted and jazzed and overwhelmed upon landing.

During our layover in Frankfurt we discovered quite a few of our future co-workers, but we had no idea just how many there really were. As we landed, disembarked and crossed through immigration we saw person after person grabbing boxes, bags, suitcases, backpacks and more off the conveyor belt. Watching stacks and stacks of luggage grow, we realized there were a ton of teachers on our flight, basically everyone new.

Although, our plane held at least 3 times as many people as our planes to Honduras held, immigration was a snap. They processed 100’s of people in minutes. It bodes well for our next two years. Efficiency is something I have really come to appreciate in a country.

Upon exiting immigration we were met by our school officials. They greeted all of us, took our luggage (which later arrived at our apartment), took our passports, gave us 100 KD (Kuwaiti Dinar), and loaded us in vans to drop us at our new digs. We were home.

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