Novotel Al Dana Resort Bahrain
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... house as we were at a dead end.
The roads are busy, its every man for himself as they compete for the same piece of road. You would have passed your driving test years ago here Patrick, there is a distinct lack of indicating, maintaining one's place in the lane and overtaking is like a national sport. Police abound, on motorbikes and in cars. There is the odd tank or two along the roads with a machine gun on top. They are strangely reassuring. I had contacted Ant prior ...
... for a drink. I paid what seemed many, many, many bank notes for 3 drinks. Being number dyslexic (yes it is a real ailment) I constantly struggle to really understand what I am doing when it comes to foreign currency. I also suffer this condition in Australia, but this isn't the time or place.
The tour guide then took us to a carpet shop. Narelle and SA lady friend were very tactile and were touching and cooing over the beautiful rugs that were being thrown all over ...
... to live the expat lifestyle, I could get very used to this. I just need to stop sweating like a stuck pig and I'll be okay. Its so very, very hot.
On our first night we went to a great club with a pool full of kids, there was a barbie going, copious vodkas on ice and a band playing all my favourites. I was tempted to call Selina when they played brown eyed girl, thank god I didn't have a sim card! It was a perfect night and so wonderful to be with my family after so long.
... a manageable size, compared to the 42 I faced at Aberdeen!
The school is a 3 story building, with the middle and high school buildings connected (though the new high school building should be open by the end of the year). There's also and elementary and kindergarten building across the street. The school backs up to a fairly rough Shia neighborhood, so for added protection there is a secure gate at the front of the entrance to the school ...
... coming down the hill. Behind it was a gray pickup truck, the black civilian 4X4, and then a big yellow fire engine. Oh good, I thought, maybe they will use this fire truck to shove my car down the hill. But then the fire truck appeared to get stuck in the sand, is it stopped maybe 70 yards from my position. You’re not serious.
I lost track of the fire engine as the police officers came up to me and asked me some questions – “What is your name. Where are ...
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