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Kingdom of Bahrain 2013 - Travel Thread

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain

 

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three weeks in 'the cultural center of the arabian gulf'

 

place reminded me of Tijuana but with taller buildings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

we got picked up from the airport by a few marines at like 11pm and drove thru the city... and the desert to the place id be working.

it was pretty wild seeing everything for the first time there. ive done my share of traveling but ive never been to an arab country so i wasnt sure what to expect

 

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got to my room and was greeted with a case of water and my bedding. i went strait to bed and slept for like 12 hours. it was something like 28 hours or travel up to this point. that shitty mattress was just what the doctor ordered

 

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i woke up midday and got the first look at my new home

 

 

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chow

 

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i was eating breakfast and everyone else was working. i never saw the chow hall this empty again

 

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going to work at sunrise to try and beat the heat

 

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the sky looks like this all day long because of so much dust in the air. a pilot said they cant rally see anything while they are in the air. its just a big dust cloud from up there

 

 

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hadnt seen one of these since i was in italy years ago

 

 

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one of their jets

 

 

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everyone on base gets a 3 beer a noght ration for morale. but the people who keep track of your drinks are marines... the gunny i was working for said it was 'like letting the bank robbers run the bank'. he was right. i got as many beers as i wanted most nights.

 

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we got a few days off so we took the bus into Manama and got a hotel in town. Bahrain has the huge highways with no cars on them and barely any exits. Our driver was kinda freaing me out because he was switching lanes without looking and then i realized he had the freeway to himself. i wish californian highways were empty like that.

 

 

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i think this is oil burning

 

 

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'the wind tower' see the wind farm in between the two towers?

 

 

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womens fashion a little more westernized than i had expected

 

 

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i never saw a park or anything for kids to play in. they played in all the big dirt lots that im guessing were waiting to have hotels or condos built on them. hard to se here but these kids were playing either cricket or soccer

 

 

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this was the view from our hotel room. well, we thought we were getting a hotel room but it ended up being a fully furnished 2 bed/ 2 bath apartment. shit was pretty dope. it looked like it had been really nice at one point but hadnt been maintained at all. there were shoes prints all around the walls from people leaning on the wall and bracing themselves with their foot.... also no hot water and the shower head was broken.

 

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pregaming with some philipino beer with a couple philipino co workers. they were amazed i could drink more than 4 of these things. i handled damn near a 12 pack before we left the room.

 

 

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we went out to a club and a have a bunch of drunken photos of us but i dont feel like posting those on here....

 

 

 

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these guys werent fucking around

 

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this is a pic of 'anerican alley' all the american restaurants and shit for the military guys in Manama. it reminded me of a giant shopping mall food court

 

 

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we got some shawarma here. shit was in the middle of the city and i was the only white dude around for blocks and blocks and blocks of us driving thru slums. shit was kindaaa sketchy haha. shawarma was a total let down though.

 

 

 

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more shit on my phone by my usb cable isnt working for some reason so i guess thats it for a while

 

im gonna watch some hockey now

 

cheers

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That, is how to travel thread. I like seeing where I'd be walking/eating/drinking if I went there.

 

Don't think I'll go there.

 

Thanks.

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thanks for sharing!

can't wait to see more.

too bad there wasn't a sword museum (japan thread inside joke)

 

whats up with the cars that were painted?

 

any pics of females?

pics of shwarma?

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thanks for sharing!

can't wait to see more.

too bad there wasn't a sword museum (japan thread inside joke)

 

whats up with the cars that were painted?

 

any pics of females?

pics of shwarma?

 

the guy who was driving us around said those painted cars belonged to the group of people who protest there... i think Shiite? I guess it was some anti govt tuff on the cars or something.

 

 

no way dude i wasnt trying to get busted taking flicks of the chicks lol. before i left we had a small heads up on to dos and no to dos while there. checking out the local women was one of them. the ones i did see without their veils were super hot. i remember thinkng they looked kinda like Eva Longoria

 

no pics of shawarma. we drove like 20-30 mins to go to that specific shop because i had a rep as best in the city. it was pretty packed at like 2 am so i figured the rep was correct. i was expecting something like a gyro but didnt get it. they were more like small taco-ish things. i had 3 and was still starving. but at $9 US each i wasnt trying to buy a bunch haha

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now i want some tater tots

 

were actually a pretty bomb hash brown substitute. will eat w breakfast again

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I told you it was a shit hole.

 

props for being my go-to advisor for these trips for work man. get your ass to SD (while im here) so i can buy you a damn beer on the beach and we can check out bikini clad SDSU chicks and eat some california burritos

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That, is how to travel thread. I like seeing where I'd be walking/eating/drinking if I went there.

 

Don't think I'll go there.

 

Thanks.

 

i would go back for work but would never spend my own money to go there

 

but

 

i wouldnt be bummed if i never went back :haha:

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updating phone software then ill up the last batch of pics. thank you everyone who i didnt quote above.

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click link in nonsense thread =

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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leaving san diego

 

 

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this is the only flick i have from Kuwait. we had a layover of a couple hours there each way. instead of being able to wander the airport they kept us in a glass box at the terminal

 

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we got some local TV in our barracks. follow my boy on twitter

 

 

 

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the power of branding. i dont usually wear sunglasses but they are a must there. white sand, what rocks, white gravel... youll get snow blind if you go out without shades

 

 

 

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diamonds of all kinds at the gold souk. imagine a shopping mall full of nothing but jewelry stores and shit. precious metals and precious stones is all the entire mall was dedicated to. i was expecting lower prices there but it was the same after conversion.

 

 

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bootleg redbull

 

 

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shoulder high hookats... brah.

 

 

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