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A Walk in Bahrain

Prior to its brief appearance in the world news spotlight  last spring, I’d guess that few of us knew much about Bahrain.  Truth be told I still didn’t know much after the coverage.  Fortunately, I had an unexpected chance to remedy my own ignorance with a free stopover on my way to Nepal.  Never one to pass up a chance to see someplace new (especially a free chance), I’m now sitting comfortably, although somewhat delirious with exhaustion, in the Bahrainian airport after an eventful day of touring the tiny country.

The ruins in the foreground were built in the time of Alexander the Great and using techniques imported from the ancient Greek world.

It has been one of those perfect days of travel, perfect because Continue reading

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