Blogs from Manama, Bahrain, Middle East


Middle East » Bahrain » Manama March 24th 2018

A few days after returning from Baku I headed to the Duran Duran concert down at Dubai Internet City meeting some friends at the Radisson pre-concert before heading on to the concert amphitheatre. It was an excellent venue and although the booze was way to expensive, the lightshow and the atmosphere was top notch. Duran Duran kicked off quite late on a warm evening and the performance was first rate almost all the old hits were performed as well as a few decent new songs. A week later Ruth arrived in Dubai I met her at the airport on the Thursday evening and took her to my apartment and helped her settle in she seemed to like the view over The Creek. Next day we set off for the Marina taking a taxi because it was ... read more
Tomb stones
Tomb stone
Fruit and veg market

Middle East » Bahrain » Manama February 7th 2016

Back on the road for another amazing trip! If you want to discover the world, you do it one step at a time, and today is another step. I was dropping Tiffany at school last Monday, spend my day playing golf in amazing Kloof and Zimabali. On Tuesday morning, visited a friend in Dubai, than skied at Mall of the Emirates....on Tuesday afternoon, it was partying at the bar of the A380 on Emirates. From Tuesday to Saturday, I was happy home...running all around. And here we are, it's Saturday night, and I'm landing past midnight in Manama. I've been to Doha and many times to Dubai, but it was a first in Bahrain. My ticket was not really a regular one, so took some negotiations to have Gulf Air putting me in a decent hotel, ... read more
Look at the turbines between the buildings!
Spending an hour here learning a lot about Islam
Pearl industry was very important to Bahrain before the oil...

Middle East » Bahrain » Manama November 30th 2014

Bahrain: Bahrain voi ‘bahr ‘co nghia la 2 va “Al Bahrain’ co nghia la 2 seas. Mot quoc gia tao nen co giong nuoc chay qua. 1 la giong nuoc bien 2 la giong nuoc tu long dat chay len hop cung voi giong nuoc bien chay qua Bahrain.Do la truong hop dac biet nhat khong co noi nao tren the gioi co nhu vay, Bahrain la muoc nho nhat vung Persion Gulf. Co khoang 1 trieu dan song trong 710km2. Mac dau 80% dan theo dao Hoi nhung Bahrain khong theo Islam tuyet doi bang chung la dan chung duoc phep uong ruou. Vi the dan Saudi Arabia cuoi tuan hay vuot bien gioi den day de uong ruou. Toi con nho tren duong toi di tren cau King Fahd Causeway noi lien giua Saudi ... read more
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Middle East » Bahrain » Manama February 2nd 2014

There are times spent in any person's life just doing your thing, trying to live a good life and stay true to yourself when an unexpected opportunity presents itself. Well there I was, back in Sydney, basking in the afterglow of a magnificent time in the Arctic just a few months ago and settled back in the office routine. Then my application was accepted to participate as a delegate of the Discover Bahrain program 2014, and I'm happy to be posting this entry after more than a week spent in the capital Manama. The organising team have arranged a very busy program over a period of eight days for the nineteen delegates from around the world. To be honest I didn't know much about Bahrain prior to this trip, but for me the essence of travel ... read more
Arad Bay
Al Amwaj Islands
Contemplating life at Bahrain Fort

Middle East » Bahrain » Manama September 16th 2013

Nu stiu de ce, istoria invatata in clasa a 5-a mi-a ramas foarte vie in minte. Poate pentru ca era prima data cand invatam si altceva decat despre partidul cel iubit, sau poate pentru ca am avut o profesoara foarte severa:) Mama mea trebuia sa ma "asculte", adica sa urmareasca in carte daca am retinut totul, pana intr-o zi (cred ca eram pe la mezi si persi) cand am facut intentionat o greseala, sa o "verific". Dupa ce am invatat despre greci am devenit "fan", iar legendele Olimpului erau favoritele mele. Ciudata si misterioasa mi s-a parut pe vremuri epopeea lui Ghilgames, eroul plecat in cautarea nemuririi. Inteleptul Uta-napistim, supravietuitorul marelui potop, cunostea secretul nemuririi, o planta aflata pe fundul marii. Pe vremea cand am citit epopeea n-am visat ca voi ajunge intr-o zi sa pasesc ... read more
paznicul ma supravegheaza
inca te mai poti juca
vedere de pe terasa hotelului

Middle East » Bahrain » Manama November 17th 2012

Overnight flight from London to Bahrain (new destination) was OK. As I have 5 hours to kill before next flight to Kathmandu, I thought checking into the Business lounge would be a sensible option. $26 later and I have free access to showers, food, newspapers and peace and quiet. Shame there is no beer included! Many of fellow business class lounge lizards have been casting the occasional glance at me as I pad around the lounge in my socks. Due to space and weight concerns I travelled in my walking boots and full winter gear (as it is quite heavy), which are now sitting in the corner having a rest. How many plates of croissants is considered too many I wonder. I limit my croissant eating to just 3 plates.....well I need to get my $26 ... read more

Middle East » Bahrain » Manama September 28th 2012

Made it to Bahrain on Sept 17. Norfolk to JFK to London to Manama, Bahrain. Here are a few pics. Sometimes thay do not like you to take pictures so most of them are from the bus.... read more
Roman theater Catania, Italy
Atlantic Ocean

Middle East » Bahrain » Manama August 28th 2012

There are holidays in the sun, there are sun-drenched destinations, there are sunny climes, and reliably hot countries, but to date, nothing has come close to experiencing the crushing heat of Bahrain, the Middle East's only island nation. Getting attuned to the temperature was an ongoing process and a traveller's challenge of acclimatizing in a climate of extremes, although largely of the 'upper temperature scale' variety. Manama, the island's capital city, is sure to be any visitor's first port of call in Bahrain, and the city's impressive skyline is an indication of this pocket of wealth, and a desire to establish itself alongside nearby Dubai as a city with historic roots engaged in a dynamic headlong rush towards the future. Manama souk is as good as any other place at which to commence a city tour, ... read more
F1 circuit (Bahrain)
The Souk (Manama; Bahrain)
Tree of Life (Bahrain)

Middle East » Bahrain » Manama May 25th 2012

This small Arab nation is to be found in the Persian Gulf. If you travel back to times of yore, you will know that Bahrain has influences from places like Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, Babylonians and of course the Arabs. Bahrain Tourist Information guide is certainly a guiding star as to knowing much about the history of Bahrain. History in Bahrain is a fascinating voyage into the makings of a country and its coming of age.... read more

Middle East » Bahrain » Manama January 9th 2012

Finally, we were ready for a longer trip again. We were happy as hell! After having worked a lot in the last year, it was really time for us to leave our daily lifes in Switzerland for a while. Well, it was just for 2 weeks. But this is better than nothing. Having just made the first steps with our own company our budget and our time was limited. But we definitely needed a break and free our minds of all the business struggeling. Do not get us wrong, we love our business - but nothing can beat travelling. From Bern in Switzerland we took a 1,5 hours train ride to the airport of Geneva. It was our first flight with Gulf Air ever. The flight from Geneva to Bahrain was quite comfortable and short. Happily ... read more
at the airport in Bahrain
Nina trying to get some sleep at the airport
breakfast time at our first hotel

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