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Two very different Karbabads

January 4, 2010


Here’s a photo of Karbabad beach over the Eid Al Adha break in November: and on New Years Day: So what happened to the shack and the fishing boats? It was a very windy day on January 1st and the tide was certainly high. Since Eid Al Adha we’ve had a lot of stormy weather […]

Wanted: Female Lifeguards in Bahrain

June 22, 2009


Opening the GDN this morning I see another tragic drowning has happened yet again, this time a 9 year old boy. The government here is pushing for lifeguards to be on duty at all public pools and recommends that there should always be an adult who can swim supervising children in private pools. According to […]

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 […]

F*** the environment, I want my plastic bags!

July 25, 2008


So say the majority or Geant shoppers when they heard that they would have to pay 20 fils per plastic bags. Yes, Bahrain is well on its way to putting itself on the map as the worlds most enviromentally unfriendly people. Even the citizens of Dubai have reluctantly embraced the move towards ridding the world […]


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.

I hate minibus drivers

March 9, 2008


Despite the convenience of not having to do the school run myself as well as the environmental benefits of using a bus, I’m still refusing to put my child on a school mini bus. It’s a Toyota Hiace just like this one (but older) has no seatbelts fitted and is driven by a moron. For […]

Happy Mothers Day

March 2, 2008


To all the mothers, this is your day. Maybe we should think about Mother Earth too and one of the best ways to start is by saying no to plastic bags. The damage these things do to our environment goes way beyond the twenty or so minutes of convenience they give us to get our […]