A little while ago I posted one photo from my most recent outing to the Bahrain Fort, when the parental units were over visiting. I did in fact take a few more photos, but only just now getting round to posting them.
As I’ve said countless times before, Bahrain Fort is a beautiful historical site here in Bahrain. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. And yet it’s almost always empty whenever we’ve visited. Even though it’s free!
Back in November last year, mum and dad came to visit Bahrain. Their first time here. While trying to figure out where to take them in their short, short stay, one place I figured they would like was the Bahrain Fort. It’s one of the main tourist attractions in Bahrain. There aren’t too many.
We took them out to the fort after a taste of Bahraini breakfast at Saffron in Manama Souq. While I think mum appreciated some of the history while wandering around the pretty epic fort, dad was a little less entertained. (Note he isn’t in this shot.) Ah well, can’t say I didn’t try. Should have known better though. Was just excited to have them in Bahrain.
It’s been a quiet November here at the blog and for me personally. A combination of nothing at all happening and then everything happening at once.
For the first couple of weeks I was waiting for the man to come back from his work trip to the States, where he had been for just about a month. So that waiting part can definitely be classified as the quiet part of the month. A few days after his return my folks came over for their first ever visit to Bahrain. And that’ll be the everything happening at once part of November.
And I’m back. Well, I’ve been back in the country of tea and biscuits for nearly a week, but getting thrust back into work and having a slew of TV shows to catch-up are just the perfect excuses I’m using for not having blogged until now. Why I didn’t blog while I was in Bahrain? Well, I have no excuses for that.
I had an excellent time over there. Though, and there seems to be a running theme with this post already, I sadly didn’t take that many photos. At all. Excuses? None. Apologies? LOTS! Eh.. a few.
Bahrain was not at all what I was expecting. Though, to be honest, I hadn’t really formed a picture of what to expect from the tiny place. An island that would fit comfortably within the M25 surrounding London. It’s hot. That’s for sure. The heat hit me as soon as the doors opened at the airport. I had walked into an oven. And it was only 10am. Adjusting to the heat took some getting used to. But hopping from an air-conditioned car to air-conditioned buildings soothed that pain fairly easily.