Places of Interest
The Middle East
Bahrain is a frequent stop for many expatriates working in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. With these two countries having no alcohol or clubs so to speak, Bahrain is close enough for everyone to get their swerve on. There are many places to shop and party. Normally when I go there, I never take any clothes. No I do not walk around naked. I find one of the many stores there selling clothes at a discount and buy what I need. The clothes are or were relatively inexpensive (or at least they were before the dollar dived against much of the currencies here).
As far as a place to stay, you have many choices of hotels
and apartments. I prefer staying in an apartment. I stay there
because most times, it affords me the option to cook my own meals, provides
me more space and privacy. It has been more than a year since I have
visited Bahrain, therefore some of what you might read here may be even more
inaccurate than my aged mind remembers. However, for those out there
how have never been there and plan to go one day, maybe this will give you a
good starting point in preparing to visit.
If you hold an American passport, you can get a tourist visa upon arrival at the airport. This holds true for most European countries as well. However for all those out there who are not US citizens, I would strongly suggest you find out the entry requirements prior to embarking on your visit. As I remember more about my travels in Bahrain, I will try and update this section. Again, I would like to restate that what I say here on my site, is by no means an expert opinion on the conditions of Bahrain or any of the countries I visit. Therefore, I would urge anyone reading this section to only use what information posted as a guide in preparing to visit any of the places I have been. As our illustrious leader would say, do not let me be the "decider" in determin ing your trips. My travel credo is there are truly no bad vacations, only bad planning of vacations. Depending on budget, purpose of travel, and personal tastes, each tourist will leave Bahrain with a different opinion and impression.
If you want to see more pictures of Bahrain, please feel free to use the link in the bottom left corner. That is where I found the the background picture.