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There is a holiday coming up this weekend so everyone is out shopping. I went down to the shopping street in Salmiya and the traffic was crazy. Since many new buildings are being constructed, vacant sand lots are hard to find since where you used to park is now an apartment block. This means less "free" parking for everyone which means there are more people driving around the back streets of Salmiya trying to find a place to park. I don't know of any country that has cheaper parking then Kuwait. When I was in New York, 20$ an hour parking-lots are not an uncommon sight. Yet here, people are too cheap to pay 33 cents the first hour, and half that for every hour after. The worst thing I hate about Salmiya when there is traffic is when cops start closing down roads. I would spend 30 minutes in traffic, and just when I think I finally got to where I wanted to be, turns out the road is closed and I have to make a huge turn through more traffic just to come in from another side of the street.

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Uploaded on January 16, 2005