Cool folklore

It was yet another extremely windy evening in Bahrain today. This confirms the deadly summer is finally on its way out, with the remnants, in the form of the still very hot sun, also waning slowly. Though it is unusual for this time of the year, the local weatherman has said these are the north-westerly…

Sayanora Summer

These are the last pictures of this year’s Bahrain summer, which is officially over just as I post this – 16 minutes before midnight on Sunday, September 22. The beautiful panorama shot of the Manama coastline (top), with the setting sun in the background, taken from across the sea in Muharraq; the new fishing traps…

Time Flys

This Ariel shot is more evidence of how Bahrain has grown over the last nearly 15 years I have been here. One of the country’s busiest junctions, that at the crossing of Port Salman and the King Faisal Highway, is now a spanking new flyover and underpass. While the former has opened for traffic well…

Saw Thee

The weekend change in Saudi Arabia, making it Friday and Saturday and on par with Bahrain, might have been a windfall for the trade but has created a nightmare for road users and traffic police. Though last weekend there was some chaos, this Friday and Saturday have been no less than the proverbial hell. It…

Care for a Date?

The date season in Bahrain is round the corner. Thousands of palm trees around the country are beginning to bloom and the crop will be ready to harvest just in time for the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan in July. Traditionally, the fruit is eaten to break a day-long fast by followers of…

Trucks Tale Back

Trucks waiting to cross into Saudi Arabia from Bahrain have hit a traffic jam – again. The problem, reportedly driving companies to the verge of bankruptcy, has been ongoing since Ramadan last year when drivers had to spend days waiting in the open for their turn to get across. While the issue appeared to have…

Give Sara Her Mom

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