Mandy visits Bahrain. Tour of Bahrain Fort.
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March 2nd, 2009 – by: Frostbourne
Mandy managed to keep herself entertained during the day. She saw the Grand Mosque, Bab al Bahrain (The biggest souq in Bahrain) and the Bahrain National Museum.
On Mandy's first night when she arrived by plane, she was very tired as she hadn't slept for 24 hours. So I took her straight to the apartment, showed her her room. Then I quickly cooked her some dinner, Chicken Stir Fry (South African version). Then she was fast asleep and gone to dreamland.
On her second night I took her to City Centre Shopping Mall.
For Mandy's last night in Bahrain I had wanted to take her to the "Tree of Life" but by the time I got back from work it would be dark already. And we would have a lot of traffic to deal with getting there. And the road through the desert to the Tree of Life is not the safest at night. So I decided to take her to Bahrain Fort. I had never been before so this would be my first time as well. I knew roughly what area of the city it was in, but didn't know exactly where it was. So we had an interesting time finding the fort. Luckily we had a GPS so managed to find it that way but without it it wouldn't have been possible to find the fort.
We were arriving at the fort at night, but I had heard that they have lights lighting up the whole Fort so that you can still see it and are allowed to explore it. But I started feeling a little suspicious as we arrived. We were the only two people there, so we had the Fort to ourselves, but were we allowed to be there? We decided to start exploring anyway. And we saw 1 Security guard making his rounds but he just gave us a friendly greeting. Ok so we can be here, good.
The Fort looks very nice with all its lights at night and it is an experience to see it at night.
After exploring the Fort I then took Mandy to Seef Mall (Bahrains biggest shopping mall). And we had Dinner there.
The next day Mandy was going to Dubai on the next leg of her trip. So I drove her to the airport. I was sorry and sad to see her go. I wish that she could have stayed in Bahrain for longer.
Mandy, I look forward to seeing you again in Australia :)
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