Goodbye Bahrain

Budaiya Beach

My last few days have been pretty busy in BH between finishing up with some more site seeing, a massive party and heading out to sea for a boat trip. Don’t they say that sometimes you need a holiday after the holiday??

On Wed 9th, after some yoga and treating myself to a body scrub in the local beauticians, I helped Ruth start to preapre for the big party that she was planning to host on Thursday. When Kelly came home from work, she brought me to the Janabiya Royal Camel Farm. The background to this is that the King Sheikh Mohammad’s, uncle collects camels and keeps them in this farm area. He doesn’t use them for racing or meat, kind of just as pets? There’s about 600 in total and they’re seperated in to males, females and calves and then oldies or injured. They’re very friendly (other than the two who were rowing with each other) so we got to rub their noses. Some of them were chained to a peg with their front legs tied together but I didn’t see anyone to ask why this was.

We left for Budaiya beach afterwards which was beautiful. There’s a long promenade, a gorgeous sand beach and parks for people to relax on. This isn’t a swimming beach though and used mainly for walking and chilling out. There are a couple of unfinished high rises that kill the skyline but other than that it is definitely worth a visit.

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Bahrain so far

After a 3 hr car ride, 7 hr flight, 8.5 hr stop over and another 45 minute flight I FINALLY arrived in Bahrain!

I flew with Emirates and completely made myself at home. I had 3 seats to myself so turned it in to a some-what nest. The air hostess did a blinder and found a vegan dish for me so I was happy out watching movies and munching away!

The stop over in Dubai was a little challenging but after a lentil soup, a pack of digestives and some colouring it was time to board my final flight to Bahrain. I’m staying with my friend Kelly and her family here and met her mom at arrivals. We went on to meet Kelly at a lovely restaurant/ cafe called ‘La Chocolate’ fo some coffee as Kelly had to work. After we left Kelly, I was treated to a mani-pedi (such a welcome surprise!!) and after being awake for over 24hrs I was ready to check out. When Kelly came home, we got some food in the rugby club and headed out to see the Qal’at al-Bahrain / Portuguese Fortress. There was a lightning storm on at the time so it was pretty awesome backdrop! The Fortress itself was closed but we had a quick walk around the outside.

Portuguese Fortress
Portuguese Fortress

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