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Many Kuwaitis, most I hope, want to see change.  Positive change.  The elections next month are fast gaining the feel of now-or-never. I feel optimistic this time.  I hope the next parliament and new government work to bring this beautiful country back to the forefront. 

On my travels, I capture the old and the new – and quite often I capture change.  It occured to me today that apart from my Mangaf blog, I don’t look closer to home.Kuwait City is going through a massive change.  The skyline changes by the week and I haven’t posted enough about it.  

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Whilst I was unable to go around Jeddah, being here did bring back memories of my previous trips.  The thing I remember most is the intriguing architecture.  Older buildings here are like nowhere else.  They have their own character.  Even the ugly buildings seem to have a soul.  I remember walking around an old market (Souq Al Alawi) and missing most of the shops as I gazed above them at the old windows and balconies. 

The modern Jeddah is of course just as impressive.  The interesting architecture theme seems to creep into the new; and the Corniche by the Red Sea offers beautiful views of the city sky line at different points.  I stayed at a hotel in North Jeddah and the beach area is nicely presented with children play-areas, little cafes and long landscaped walkways. There is also an impressive long pier into the water that splits into three ends.

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