Once again the taxi is hanging up her keys and heading off to pastures new. Having been Al Ain Taxi and Bahrain Taxi, I will soon be Brighton Taxi as I head back home after nearly a decade in the Gulf.
So did the protests push me? No. But the government response and crackdown did. I’m a journalist and I could not carry on living in a country where journalists were being silenced. I am lucky I can leave, for Bahraini journalists and bloggers it’s not so easy.
Brighton Taxi is now up and running: http://www.brightontaxi.wordpress.com