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My 138 item travel bucket list

My 138 item travel bucket list

Every year, I try to update my old bucket list page … and it gets tougher and tougher each year. As I knock things off my bucket list, I add harder and harder things to the list. Years ago, I thought I would chronicle my experience/bucket list just like so many others before me … nothing special really, just a ... Read More »

What to do with 6 hours in Bahrain? See the Bahrain International Circuit like a boss!

What to do with 6 hours in Bahrain? See the Bahrain International Circuit like a boss!

One of the best things about travelling, is that its given me almost unlimited confidence to pull off ridiculous stunts and never take “NO!” for an answer. I’ve always had the mindset, that if I’m going to travel around the world to see a new country, eat some food or experience a different culture … I expect a barrier to ... Read More »

Signs of Bahranis

Signs of Bahranis

Bahrain is a place of contrasts … here are some Signs of Bahranis The island is practically all desert with no natural water table yet they have golf courses and houses with lawns. Note I said “courses”, meaning plural. The nation has one of the highest average GDPs in the world yet also has a well known “indentured slave” situation. ... Read More »

My Tree of Life odyssey in Bahrain

My Tree of Life odyssey in Bahrain

Odyssey : a long wandering or voyage usually marked by many changes of fortune I don’t know what Bahrain looked like 100 yrs ago, but I’m sure the phrases “shitty desert wasteland” were muttered by some people. In fact, once you leave the environs of the ridiculously overbuilt Manama City, you’ll see a lot of wasteland, arid desert and sparse ... Read More »

Mileage running thoughts to Bahrain

Mileage running thoughts to Bahrain

I try to stay away from “stream of consciousness” writing. On a travel blog, it’s difficult to follow and doesn’t serve a clear purpose. That being said, travelling is the only true education … You can’t dismiss things that you see with your own eyes or tales you hear first hand. You do learn to question history as written in ... Read More »

Visa Information for Bahrain

Visa Information for Bahrain

Visa Information for Bahrain : Entry Visas : Foreign nationals may enter Bahrain with a tourist visa (for individuals or groups), 72 – hour visa, 7 – day visa, visit visa, business visa, family visa, dependent visa, or an employment visa. Generally all types of visas (except certain categories of tourist visas which can be obtained from Consulates abroad) are ... Read More »

Drinking coffee in Bahrain …

Drinking coffee in Bahrain …

Normally, when going to a new country, it’s pretty easy to find stuff to do … but when one has to condense a visit into 23 hours, you really have to prioritize your options and know your customs. Hey Trinis … here is some information about Bahrain, that you might not have known…aside that we beat them up in a ... Read More »

Toronto to Bahrain … Mileage Running from a Trini perspective

Toronto to Bahrain … Mileage Running from a Trini perspective

If you ask most Trinidadians about Bahrain … they’re probably going to tell you that, we beat them in a World Cup decider 1-0 to qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. This is the most famous goal in Trinidad’s football history. That being said … most Trinis will know nothing else of this tiny Arab nation. Until ... Read More »

Wednesday Photo Nights #16 : Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia, Turkey

Wednesday Photo Nights #16 : Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia, Turkey

Wandering through Turkey, you’re going to end up seeing fairy chimneys in Cappadocia! It’s absolutely inevitable! You’re also going to head to Goreme – which is a town of cave dwellers (people live in caves … so do tourists), even more fairy chimneys, rock-cut churches adorned with ancient Christian frescoes and underground cities. I’ve seen photos of the famous ‘fairy ... Read More »

Taxi to Ephesus from Kusadasi : How much should it cost?

Taxi to Ephesus from Kusadasi : How much should it cost?

You’ll need a taxi to Ephesus from Kusadasi, if you’re there on a cruise. If you’ve come here from my 10 steps for DIY visit to Ephesus post – you’ll still need to get that taxi. The one thing in this part of the world, is that you’ll have to haggle and negotiate everything. I have no issues battling it ... Read More »