Today marks my 1 year anniversary of moving to Bahrain. ONE YEAR! I’m going to use that scientifically inaccurate phrase – time has flown by.
To use another terribly over-used phrase, you could say it’s been an adventure. Moving so far from the UK, the country that’s been my home FOREVER. The real adventure’s been being able to have a life, together, with Anish. We were long distance for a couple of weeks shy of a year, before I moved to Bahrain. So it felt good to finally be able to start our lives together. That’s been the real adventure of moving here. For me.
At the end of last year, one of my blog resolutions for this fair blog was to bring more me to my posts. Five months into this year, I’m not entirely convinced I’ve been very successful about that thus far. While I’ve posted some more of my adventures here in Bahrain, I don’t think the posts have had much of a personal level. Perhaps I’m being over critical. Actually, I just want to do something about it.
While I want to bring more me into this blog and what I write here, I’m wary of not going over that line of over-sharing. Being open and honest, but knowing not all things need to be published and the world made aware of them. That’s fair, right?
Back from ‘Murica and still extremely jet-lagged (Though I don’t think we fully ever adjusted to US time.). A full rundown of antics will be up soon. When I’m a bit more with it and able to write something coherent down.
Just to tease you a little bit I will say that in the 4 days we were in Portland we hit up 24 different places to eat/drink, experienced some proper snow in Flagstaff & the Grand Canyon and generally had an amazing time.
Have over 300 photos to sift through, not including random phone snaps. It might take a little while, but I’ll get there. Stay tuned!
According to Wikipedia a souq is defined as…
A souq or souk is an open-air marketplace or commercial quarter in Middle Eastern and North African cities. The equivalent Persian term is “bazaar”.
I guess you could the Manama Souq is kind of like that. A little bit. It’s more like an area with lots of all sorts of shops selling everything from sandals to potatoes.
Back in November, we took the parentals to the Manama Souq, for them to have some sort of feel of a different side of Bahrain. And well, we wanted to have breakfast at Saffron – probably our all time favourite place to have breakfast in Bahrain.
The last few times we’ve been to the souq I haven’t taken my camera with me. Remembered to fix that this time, and took a small handful of photos while walking around.
It gives me great pleasure to say, see you in a couple of weeks! I’m off on holiday and will be back on the 8th of March.
Where am I going? Well, I’m heading to the States. First stop, Phoenix, Arizona. Then we’ll be heading to Portland, Oregon for a week. Then back to Arizona to do the Grand Canyon. Then we’ll have a short stop-over in London to see some family and friends before we head home.
I can’t wait. The bags are all packed, except a few little things I have to pop in the suitcase after I get ready.
While I’m away the blog will mostly be quiet – but I’ve got a few things scheduled in to keep the place ticking over.
I will most likely be Tweeting and Instagramming my way through the holiday. So feel free to stalk my holidays! Can’t wait to make some new holiday memories. Belgium feels like such a long time ago.
See you in March!
(Photo by Liana Metzler, from Unsplash, edited by me.)