Mercure Grand Hotel Seef
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Today is the start of a different sort of cycle holiday. Normally at this point I am packing everything I will need for the next few weeks into as small a space as possible, knowing it will have to be carried on the back of a bike. Today I have packed a suitcase! The holiday dress has become 4 holiday dresses! I have shoes to cycle in, shoes to walk in, sandals ...
... as now, because people eat a lot after opening the fast. But I saw the most weird thing, right when the sun is beating the hell out of everybody, people have come out to walk. Right in the middle of the day. People are jogging, walking, alone, in groups, men, women, old and young. Later when I inquired I got to now that saudis walk a lot to counter the red meat they eat. Jeddah business was not great, thanks to ramadan but after talking to people I kept getting the ...
... because I refuse to eat alone unless I can eat at a bar. When I sit at a table alone, I feel pathetic. When I sit at a bar alone, I feel like I’m at Archie Bunker’s Place or Cheers, reading to get my drink on and chat with the locals. Considering there were only two other people in the restaurant, my options were limited. I wound up chatting with Lea, a Filipina living in Bahrain for a year to work in the hotel industry, her field of study in college. We struck up a ...
... with a community pool, gym, and lounge area (for about 8 homes). My room is separate from his house and is around the back, but is fully furnished. I have my own bathroom and shower, refrigerator, stereo, and a comfy bed. After checking in with my family, I got some much needed rest.
I woke at 4 am and couldn't get back to sleep until after 7, then my host woke me up around 11 wondering why I was still sleeping. He invited to go for a walk, so off we ...
... veering off. Needless to say, many passengers got up to see what was going on. We also noticed that a few crewmembers were on lookout for any suspicious vessels. As mentioned before, we had the Piracy Drill, so our ship is taking precautionary measures. Many of the lower portholes have been blacked out and there are stationary dummies posted on the top decks.
Today was a “spa day” for both of us. ...