Monday, October 22, 2012

Bagpipes in Bahrain

What I believe is part of the Bahrain Military Band.  They played for about fifteen minutes in the souk.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


This is why you have to watch what you pick up to buy!!!  OUCH!!
Price conversions are below.
 $19.20 US for Gold Fish (This was $6.50 at Wal-mart this month)
$13.00 and $10.00 for the Wheat Thins
$17.00 for the little box of tomatoes. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Random Bahrain

Here are some random photos of Barhain from May 2012.
Drivers sitting and waiting...

Lingerie Men

Thankfully Saudi Arabia has banned men from working in lingerie stores, although it is a recent development.  Bahrain has not followed suit.  I still find it very odd to have men selling underware, bras, and such to women who must wear and abaya and cover themselves.  Just seems like a contradiction.  Anyway hopefully Bahrain will start employing women in these jobs soon instead of men.

Bahrain Souk

The souk area in Bahrain is my favorite.  I love walking through the walk ways looking at everything.  This go around we stumbled upon a small outdoor cafe.  It was great to sit and talk with the men there.

Bahrain Pork

Pork is not allowed to be sold in Saudi Arabia.  It is not eaten by Muslims.  Coming to Saudi Arabia I never realized how much of it I ate.  It has become one of the things I miss about the States.  On a trip to Bahrain we were introduced to the Pork Section of a grocery store.  Not something you see at all the stores in Bahrain since they are also a Muslim country.  It was quite a sight to see.  It was also interesting to see the other "American" food in that section.  Things like Lucky Charms, and Spam.  Ugh! 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Camel Art

Camel Art in Bahrain.

Bahrain Unrest

Since Bahrain's unrest began just over a year ago there have been some changes to the scenery.  Here are a few of those.
 This is on the side of a mosque.

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