A year ago I vowed to come up with a top ten list of things about Kuwait. This is not it. This is, however, one of the top ten items, but it felt it deserved its own post. When we lived in Cairo, I had a thousand favorite things, but topping the list were the bread bikes and the families on motorcycles, oh, and the trucks, yes, definitely the trucks. Here in Kuwait, however, it's been a little more difficult to find a pile of favorite things. But I do have one solid leader: the Kuwait public drinking fountain. Betcha didn't see that coming!
But sprinkled all throughout the city, on the side of the road or tucked away in neighborhoods are these public drinking fountains (that we would never ever use, but I can admire from afar). Many are basic and purely functional, without flair or panache, but then there are the hidden gems tucked away in a suburban corner or on a quiet side street. Trying to spot a new, or unusual, one makes driving here marginally more interesting. So, it's not uncommon for Bean and me to peruse the neighborhoods on our weekly outings, looking for the unique versions; all the while, trying not to look like we're casing the houses.
So, enjoy my collection of my mostest favoritest thing in Kuwait: