Landmark Suites Bahrain
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... imagination, but let’s just say I am sure I’ll receive a hotel surcharge for a toilet bowl that is now clearly beyond salvaging haha
My first appointment was at St. Christopher’s School, which totally shocked me when I got there. More than half the kids were white blond kids you could find anywhere in suburbia. Perfect English skills, primarily British, with one of the most elite systems of higher education in the country. When I arrived, I met with the head ...
... in the sand pit.
The most fascinating has been how much I am enjoying learning more about a part of the world I was never interested in. I would never have taken a holiday here or read a book or learnt a single world of Arabic. I never would have realized that every country in the middle-east has a unique culture and view point.
I have learnt a few Arabic words which is actually harder then it sounds because every-one is so accustom to speaking English that ...
... 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, ...