Bahrain November 4, 2006Posted by Aella in Al Khobar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia.
Aaaah back! We had a great weekend and Bahrain is a really nice place. It took some time to pass through all the controls (passport, this and that) before we arrived in Manama which is the only city on this little island.
Da bridge between the two kingdoms
also known as King Fahd Causeway.
View from the Saudi side.
Once entering Bahrain we were greeted by this which made me really crack up laughing.
With my sad sense of humour this made me laugh on and off all day. Mainly because it is such a bad way of approaching people. Who in their right mind will call themselves “sexually dysfunct”? Ook he might say to himself, I might have a slight problem every now and then but I am sure as hell not dysfunct!
For lunch we went to Manamas Johnny Rockets burger place which had oooh so good burgers and the singing and dancing staff really made me laugh. It was really hilarious in a cheesy kinda way.
Anyway, we spent our weekend with my sweet sister-in-law and her cute lil girls. Needless to say, lil one was partying the whole weekend, jumping up and down with balloons and fancy coasters (which she just loooves to play with). K had a great time too, especially when we went to the pool on the roof toop of their house. Here’s the view from the top floor of their building.
I must say it was a relief to take of the abaya once we arrived even though I felt a lil odd and kinda naked (strange how quickly you get used to it huh). Not that anyone were looking at me. In Bahrain people dress as they like, women and men. You see all kinds of styles and that made me happy. I have no complaints about life here in Khobar but once we arrived in Bahrain I realised how much I have missed seeing women being part of society. Working at tills (cash register for you American speakers), driving cars, being waitresses and so on. It really makes a huuuuge difference and I think it is so important to have both men and women as part of every society. Bahrain made me feel like a human being again and not only as the Western person in an abaya. Anyway that’s how people live here in Saudi Arabia and it is not for me to argue about. It’s their fight if they want it.