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10 Things to do in Bahrain

Riches are the first thing that comes to everyone’s mind when most people think of the Arab world. However, I’d like to add here that besides all of its oil reserves, luxury hotels, glittering gold, and everything expensive, I found Bahrain rich in culture, too. Wandering through the following 8 locations like the intrepid tourist […]

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Bahrain Skyline at Night (Manama).

Bahrain Skyline at Night

Last weekend, a colleague and I went to Manama to renew our Saudi visa. I’ve been to Bahrain 4 times already and I stayed 3-4 nights in each visit. There’s nothing much to do in Bahrain, really. You can even explore the whole country in half a day! Manama is called “Saudi Bar” by the […]

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Do You Know What I Did last Summer? I visited Tangier, Morocco.

Do You Know What I Did Last Summer?

Do you know what I did last summer? It’s the best summer I’ve ever had and I don’t know if I could top that ever again. Here’s the stats: 4 continents, 8 countries, 21 cities, 11 flights, some bottle of wines and sangrias, and  a handful people I’ve met. Let me show you where I […]

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The Tree of Life in Bahrain- A Miracle in the Desert

The Tree of Life in Bahrain – A Miracle in the Desert

Just 45 minutes drive outside Manama, the Tree of Life in Bahrain survives miraculously in the middle of a desert where gas pumps are working everywhere. This mesquite tree stands alone in the arid land and under the searing heat of the sun. The Tree of Life in Bahrain is a 400-year old tree. It […]

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Qal-at al-Bahrain is your window to the country's historical past.

The Historical Bahrain Fort

I was in Manama (Bahrain) for three days and two nights—and the whole time I was there, it rained. It did stop a few times during the day but it’s murky cloudy and then rain showers would come back and forth. I didn’t really explored the city much, except visiting the old Bahrain Fort, hiring […]

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King Fahd Causeway - the bridge that links Saudi Arabia and bahrain.

King Fahd Causeway – Connecting Saudi and Bahrain

King Fahd Causeway in Manama is a structure that connects two countries by the Arabian Gulf—Saudi and Bahrain. It is 26 kilometres long and looks like a humpback whale from afar. There’s a small island between two countries, like in the middle of the sea, that serves as the border. And they aptly call it […]

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Photos: Manama Skyline From The Fort

If you want to see Manama skyline, you better head out to the city’s 16th century Fort. It’s 15 minutes drive away from the city without traffic. Manama’s streets can be really congested during peak hours and you won’t like it. I had developed 1000+ wrinkles while stuck in a traffic. But when I stood at […]

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