Day 4: Mosque
Since it didn't go as smoothly as we'd hoped I was prepared for the worst when we returned at 5 PM, but that turned out to be completely unnecessary. Instead we could enter the mosque immediately, and there we received a very friendly welcome from the mosque staff! After being stuffed with tea and cookies, Joeri and I got a private tour of the mosque. Of course it was expected of me to wear a long dress with long sleeves and a headscarf before entering the prayer hall, but as this wasn't my first mosque visit I came prepared (something greatly appreciated by the mosque staff btw). Below a photo I took of the large prayer hall, which has room for more than 10,000 worshippers at once. It is only used during Ramadan though. The rest of the time they don't have need for it.
After our visit to the Grand Mosque it started raining REALLY bad, and walking outside during a thunderstorm in a flat desert area like Kuwait isn't really a walk in the park. So we decided to go back to the hotel and have dinner there. But that didn't mean I couldn't let my inner Replikater out of course ;-)
Although I loved Kate in both her maternity dresses from Seraphine, I hadn't really thought about buying them for myself, as I am not pregnant (nor planning to be in the nearby future). But after seeing some pictures of Kate lookalike Gabriella Douglas wearing the lavender floral dress on her blog Diary of a lookalike, I saw that that dress also looks great on a non-pregnant woman. So I decided to give both dresses a try. And I am so happy I did! Both the fuchsia and the lavender floral one are such great summer dresses, and because of the knotted waist design, they look great on both pregnant and non-pregnant women. I definitely recommend these dresses to my fellow Replikaters!
Dress: Seraphine / Cardigan: H&M / Bag: Ebay
Shoes: Vintage / Necklace: Cristalina
Earrings: Heavenly Necklaces
Day 5: Museum
When Joeri and I arrived at 10:30 AM, 1.5 hours after opening time, the guards had to put on the lights and open all the doors for us. Looking at the visitors book, the Tareq Rajab Museum can't have more than 20 visitors a week. Such a waste, since the collection is so interesting and enormous. I must say, that basement is HUGE, but it still amazes me how much stuff you can put into it. Just wish more people would be able to see it for themselves....