Blogs from Manama, Bahrain, Middle East - page 6


Middle East » Bahrain » Manama October 2nd 2007

How exciting. On the third day of her new job Chelle was taken off to Bahrain by her new company, Bovis Lend Lease. For those who have not caught up on the most sorry saga, Chelle had a very very bad experience at Turner and Townsend (the company she moved over to Dubai to start work with) and decided that the best thing to do would be to look for a different opportunity in the region). Basically what happened is that she was working with a whole lot of poms and these poms on the Aqua Duyna project in particular seemed to have a slightly different attitude to Chelle in that they were not very proactive and tended to whinge a lot about things. They also didn't seem to have much enthusiasm for their work (unlike ... read more
The new sustainable building
Can you see the wind turbines?
Map of Bahrain

Middle East » Bahrain » Manama August 25th 2007

I recently got out of the Marines and wanted to go back over to Bahrain and visit my buddies I were stationed with in Bahrain, we were all stationed here in the Middle East along with thousands more U.S. GI's. These photos are of my most recent trip to Manama, Bahrain.... read more
Bahrain trip
Bahrain trip
Bahrain trip

Middle East » Bahrain » Manama July 27th 2007

Bahrain Out of all my travelblog entries the Bahraini experience is so far my only business trip, therefore it couldn’t be as fun and enjoyable as my holidays’ travelling. Nevertheless I feel impelled to write some notes about this distinctive Kingdom. If you are travelling to the Middle East during the summer months except the worst in terms of heat. The first thing you will notice upon your arrival is the hot/humid weather combination! I honestly thought that coming from a hot and humid country myself, I would not suffer too much under temperatures of 45 degrees Celsius, but it was much worse than what I expected. On my first day, temperatures reached 52 degrees Celsius which is something that I never thought would be possible. It was humanly impossible for me to stay outside an ... read more
Bahraini Architecture
Sad and empty streets
Dry, dry, dry

Middle East » Bahrain » Manama May 28th 2007

So, my last trip before leaving Kuwait this year was to Bahrain... The home of Michael Jackson, a grand prix track which takes up half the island and many far eastern ladies of the night..... I can't remember so much of the weekend. I didn't even sleep at the hotel I booked a room in - a proper UK style random night. I think the club we ended up in was called F1 and had a Phillipino thrash metal band playing.... I live for such odd moments ) Bahrain is an unashamed middle eastern party island (just off Saudi Arabian Coast) - problem is that it is people from the Middle East that are there partying. Now, that sounds slightly harsh, but people from the Middle East just don't 'do'party at all... They do overly ... read more

Middle East » Bahrain » Manama March 9th 2007

Rob took me to Perth international airport and we arrived there for 9:30am I was able to check in at 10am. Flight departed at 12:15 on time. Arrived in Singapore and was first off the plane as the seat was next to the exit. The pilot advised temperature is 32C so cooler but the humidity is high as you felt it as soon as the plane door opened. Cleared customs and then got the first taxi since I left the UK to the Royal Peacock Hotel based in the china quarter. Did not feel like much to eat due to travelling so thought could get a basic rice dish no luck could get fish heads, or live frogs and they look awful. found a shopping centre and that had a burger king so went there and ... read more

Middle East » Bahrain » Manama January 12th 2007

We spent three days in Bahrain on the way back from India. We left our Delhi hotel at 6:30 AM on Wednesday for the quick ride to the airport; traffic was nonexistent. However it was still quite cold and foggy and we hoped that our flight wouldn't be delayed. Checkin and security only took about 20 minutes; we then had over an hour to wait in the lounge. The Delhi airport was pretty basic once past security; I hadn't changed any of my rupees and there wasn't a bank. We plopped in the lounge for awhile, where someone had just grabbed the only computer. We soon boarded the Gulf Air flight to Bahrain; biz class was full with families. They served either an English breakfast or an Arabic breakfast with fuul and arabic bread. The flight ... read more
Traditional Bahraini house
Arad fort
Bahrain sunset

Middle East » Bahrain » Manama August 25th 2006

Although I stayed in this small island country for only two days, it was a rewarding one. I was staying in downtown Manama, which is busy place with a souq selling gold. In day 2, I went to visit the excellent National Museum of Bahrain, which had a detailed introduction of the history of the country. Knowing only the minimal before I arrived, I was surprised to find that the island had a history of over 3000 years, starting from the ancient Dilmun civilisation, through the Tylos era, to the modern times. It is quite amazing because one could find such a small place to have its identiy through such a long time, especially when empires, nearby and far away, came and go. As in the other parts of the Gulf, many people I met or ... read more
Bahrain National Museum

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