Update from Kuwait on the Writing Contest

Greetings from the Persian Gulf. The most obvious observation to make about this place is probably, “Wow! It's hot here!”

I hope you'll forgive me for being banal. I've been in the Emirates, Oman, and Qatar before, but not usually in July. I'd say I'm hardcore and have been going for 10-mile runs in the heat, but that would be exaggerating by at least 6 miles.

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