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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. […]

Get real….estate

July 20, 2010


First of all, huge apologies for the prolonged silence. If I’ve dropped a few readers then I only have myself to blame. I get out the habit of blogging and the next thing I know, months have passed. BT is about to depart for the annual summer holiday but the last few weeks have been […]

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 […]

If you don’t like it you can just..

May 15, 2010


…leave. You know where the airport is. The stock answer to every expat moan and groan. If you live in the Gulf and you’re not a GCC citizen you’ve probably heard this at least once and if not, you’ve certainly read it in the pages of a local newspaper or on the forum of a […]