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Ma’salama Bahrain

May 26, 2011


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. […]

Expats. Are we safe?

May 19, 2010


This is a blog post about job security. During a recession, we’re more likely feel unsettled in our jobs. With unemployment rising, its always a fear that you might end up a statistic. If you’re an expat working in the Gulf, the implications of losing your job are worse than at home and yet we […]

The tale of Tilly’s and people with too much time on their hands

April 20, 2010


Sometimes when I’m bored I’ll pick up a copy of the Gulf Daily News and flick straight through to the letters page as I know it always raises a smile. There aren’t many outlets for public frustration, I’ve yet to hear a phone-in show in the style US talk radio  for example. Can you imagine […]

Dear Radio Bahrain…

January 6, 2010


‘The Beat of the Gulf’, that’s what you like to call yourself. The only beating I can hear is the sound of my head against a brick wall when I listen to you. Oh, and there’s ‘The Gulf’s Number One’ that ‘Number One Shit Radio Station’? Why or why is Radio Bahrain pure FAIL?? Is […]

When Michael Jackson Was the World To Bahrain

June 26, 2009


“After he was acquitted of child molestation charges in 2005, Michael Jackson pulled a disappearing act. At the end of June 2005 he went to Bahrain, the tiny 33-island archipelago in the Persian Gulf known less for its isolation than for playing host to the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet: If Jackson wanted to get away […]

Majority think motorists in UAE ‘drive like maniacs’ – Transportation –

June 19, 2009


Majority think motorists in UAE ‘drive like maniacs’ – Transportation – Shared via AddThis So it’s not just me that moans about this particular little problem although I have to say that Bahrain has the safest roads in the region (12.1 road deaths per 100,000). I never drove in the UAE although as a […]

Woken from my slumber

June 15, 2009


Not until Tubli Bay freezes over and Batelco increase their speeds and reduce their prices will Bahrain Taxi blog again! OK, so it looks like Tubli Bay is not in line to become a rival to Funland but hey, it looks like Batelco might be coming up with the goods. Yes, I know its still […]


August 3, 2008


A few weeks out of Bahrain and I’m appreciating how easy it is to get things done back in the UK. Need to contact my bank? Just give them a call and everything is sorted. No need to drive down there just to request a new pin number or change my address on the credit […]


March 10, 2008


These were featured in a free catalogue that was dropped under my gate. I wonder how they would do down in the UK but here it seems that nobody seems to mind.