Earlier today, I went to the P2bK village in Mishref. What is different this time around is instead of using one of the International Fair Ground’s hall. They built a whole village with an old Kuwaiti style.
I loved the idea of a whole village, especially after last years overcrowded event. Which also mean that they allowed single guys in.
What I loved
The idea and the design of the place was great. Some of the booths there were great showing some great stuff. and they belonged to small Kuwaiti startups. The usual food places were there but also some other stuff.
What I hated
Some international franchises had booths there. one of my gripes from last year’s event. Garrett Popcorn, Ruby Tuesday and Starbucks are just some of the Proud To Be Kuwaiti international franchises.
Also, The village should be open from 10am to 10pm. But when I arrived there at 11:30 most of the stores were closed and people who were there earlier told me that when they got there at 10 there was virtually nothing open. Before I left at 2pm some stores opened up while other closed. So it might be impossible to be there and see everything.