Kingdom of Bahrain -- Corona's & Prostitutes


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Traveling around this part of the world is the easiest thing that I've ever experienced when traveling via plane. You just wouldn't understand it...and I'm dreading going back to the states in January and dealing w/ the Dulles & Denver airports.

This is how it goes here, our plane left Kuwait at 7:05am. Arrived at the airport at 6am, checked in (only 2 people in line,) the guy behind the counter took a whole 3 minutes to do his thing, walked thru the scanner things, picked up some Starbucks, which I can take on the plane w/ me, headed to the gate and was on the plane by 6:30am. Didn't have to go thru any bull-pucky-rooney-toot-tooty, none of this "Did you leave your bags unattended?" Blah, blah, blah....Jamie always has to remind me that well, here in the Middle East, the terrorists don't blow up their own planes. Truthfully, it makes me feel more at ease when I board a plane here. I just have to remember that I'm the minority on the plane. However when the prayer starts playing I get a little freaked out, and then inevitably there's always some Muslim guy sitting behind me playing w/ his prayer beads non-stop. Unnerving to say the least when he doesn't stop playing w/ them the entire flight.

Our flight to Bahrain was a whole 25 minutes’. It seriously felt like we took off, flew straight for about 15 minutes’ and then started to descend. Easiest thing in the world.

So Bahrain is the "Las Vegas" of the middle east...w/out the gambling, but still have the alcohol & prostitutes. Yes, I said prostitutes. It's legal in Bahrain. I just don't get it, but hey, it pays their bills and it makes them happy, so be it.

Sitting in the Crowne Plaza bar I was the only white girl in the place and beyond that, their was hardly any women to begin with. I had some good laughs though. I can't help but laugh when I see this raggedy old man w/ this young girl on his arm. Plus seeing the Arab's in their 'man jammies' drinking is so ironic that it's just stupid. Apparently the Muslims believe that Allah can't see beyond the Kuwait border, so it's okay to drink alcohol and have a little fun on the side w/ the paid girls. Yes, I know that 'man jammies' isn't the correct politically term to be using, but hey it's a lot easier to say and I can spell it w/out having to look up Disdashes.

Finally got my trip to the Gold Souk and picked up some more gold. Can't help it, it's the cheapest in the world and well, I chalk it up to bringing home souvenirs. Plus Jamie finally got his damn Hooka pipe w/ Bahrain shisha. It's actually quite pretty and hopefully it'll make it home in one piece.

And I'm counting down my three month rotation again. It's seriously a pain in the ass to leave this place every 3 months. Gotta find a cheap place to go, the flights, the hotels, things to do...blah blah blah. Okay, so I really shouldn't be complaining because I'll never see these places again, so essentially I'm lucky!


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Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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ALLAH CURSE YOU ALL
Nabeeth (not verified)
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I really laughed a lot, it is really fun to look at Gulf states from a foreign eyes Smile You are damn right, Gulf states don't have the airport punishment like the US, not because the terrorists are not interested in the Gulf airplanes, but because we know how to deal with them even if they are operating from outside the Gulf states, such as Yaman or Afghanistan. Muslims believes that Allah can see them where ever they are, but many Muslims are a kind of relaxed Muslims, I don't think there are only two colors (black or white), drinking and having fun with paid ladies are considered sins and shameful to do in the Islamic religion/culture. I don't think Bahrain is the Las Vegas of the Middle East, I think Dubai is the real Las Vegas of the Middle East and if you want to see/try the real sheshah go to Amsterdam Smile
Bruce9997
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Is a hookah roughly the same thing as what I know as a turkish water pipe?

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Yes.  Ever been to a restaurant with a hookah bar?  Pretty cool.

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Planning my first trip to Bahrain from Kuwait. I've done Amsterdam and Dubai! Where in Bahrain the best place to pick up a Arab Girl for the night (Egyptian, Iraqi...ect)?

LynnH
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 I was just explaining what a hookah was to my hubby last night.  They really do have some beautiful ones!

 

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how much per day

jewels
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Quote:

Allah can't see beyond the Kuwait border

 

OMG you cracked me up with that one! Let me know if you post any pictures of the hooka--they can be really gorgeous! Did he get it dirt cheap? I know they can be ridiculously expensive over here. 

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Oh Jewels you don't even know!!!  Allah this, Allah that...and everything is "inshallah" which means, when god allows it.  And that boils down to when they get to it.  There's no concept of time here, if you need something right now, you could get it now, or tomorrow or 3 days from now.  I'll be writing a blog about my journey that Jamie and I took tonight.  I'm too boiled up to do it right now, so inshallah!!!!

I'll take a picture of the hooka pipe that he got...and yes, it's quite pretty.

 

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