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Australia Day on the base, quite good. Found out there is a thai restaurant on camp and they have a reggae DJ.................. not very Australian but they had made an effort with the decorations and there was a few Ozzie accents around. Felt much happier after an evening with some Ozzie's eating thai food and listening to ACDC :)
The base has become my little safe haven, I have yoga and spin classes on my door step, the supermarket and can walk to work in ...
... Worksafe would have a heartattack if they saw, to The Ritz. Through the armed gates and bomb check and the taxi drove into a different world, a world of crystal and prosecco that costs $150 a bottle, set in gaudy fake grass and Tahitian chic. It was very odd, the type of restaurant that you would not go near in Australia, complete with a fake lagoon, log cabins, parrots and palm trees. Food, not passable Thank God the company was good and it ...
... visit) feel unsafe. That being said, the front page of a local English-language newspaper I bought for my flight had a very biased story (it blamed the boy) about a 14 year old boy being shot dead by police during riots yesterday. Motto: Manama is fine but think twice before traveling elsewhere in Bahrain.
Update: there were two more days of violent protests in Bahrain after I ...
... that liked to keep their guns parallel to ground instead of pointed down. It was nerve racking to pass by the raised barrel of their shotguns.
This part of the city had brand names everywhere unlike the street market of before. Mcdonalds, Pizzahut, Starbucks, Burger King, were some of the many chains. I turned off the street in search of something better and ended up walking down Embassy row. The UN house, France, Iraq, Oman, Pakistan, Korea, ...
... use the usual driver spiel of telling us that our hotel was no good
but by a stroke of luck he just happened to know a better one. Hmm,
did someone say commission?! It's fair to say that after twenty eight
hours of travel my patience was running a little bit thin, and he
didn't get quite the response he was looking for, leading to a rather
frosty atmosphere in the car for the remainder of the journey.
We finally, ...