Why Bahrain is the coolest Arab country to visit

Bahrain is not only the most liberal Isl─ümic country within the Arab World, it is certainly the coolest! So, why should you visit Bahrain? Source: Why Bahrain is the coolest Arab country to visit Nelsoncarvalheiro.com

‘Public’ transport

Bicycles always make a great picture but when it’s so many lined up in one place, the photograph becomes quite striking. This row of the so called common man’s transport is pictured next to the Bahrain Financial Harbour twin towers in Central Manama. I was told the cycles belong to the scores of mainly Asian…

Those were the days

These two pictures of policemen directing “traffic” in the 1950s, in Manama, are from a book on old Bahrain. It’s just so refreshing to look at life in those days. While there is only a single “car” in one of the pictures, in the other, there is not even that. Perhaps the officer, whose bicycle…

Bench from the past

This bench and picture are reminiscent of the bygone days in Bahrain. Set up in one of the ‘original’ parts of the 112 year old American Mission Hospital, it is a far cry from the waiting rooms we have at hospitals today. Strangely, however, there was no one waiting to see a doctor, enabling a…