Taking a mini trip before taking on Rome.
If you ever thought of taking your vacation in the middle east (that is if the term “middle east” doesn’t scare you) Then probably Dubai would come to mind. You might even get lucky and get arrested by a cop in a Lamborghini. Or you would consider Qatar since it’s a rising country that usually hosts Tennis games, with big players like Rafael Nadal. It will also soon host the FIFA WorldCup ( i think that’s still going on) anyway..
I ended up going to Bahrain. A tiny little island that’s being overshadowed by its other brothers Qatar and U.A.E. I totally sympathise with Bahrain, because I’m a middle child so i get it.
Now a days, I think Bahrain is getting more tourists because of the Formula One races and the number of Expats increased, which means more families coming over to visit. So more tourists means more hotels and resorts to accommodate all those visitors. One of my favourites is the Ritz Carlton hotel and spa, the one I ended up staying in. There are a lot to see and do in Bahrain, from enjoying the art scene, wining and dining, diving for purls and racing cars at the F1 track. But all I wanted to do is relax all day by the beach and get some retail therapy done at the mall.
This kind of weather paralyses you and forces you to enjoy the view. Other than sipping on cocktails and watching people get sunburned, You can have lunch and enjoy the flamingos. flamingos are like the ballerinas of the animal world.
While you wait for everyone to get dressed, you can sit by your window and admire the designers work.
That’s not even half of it.. theres an infinity pool by the beach where you get to eat sushis and makis along with other people. That’s where I met a nice group of people who flew all the way from London (obsessed with their accent) to attend a wedding, apparently the bride and the groom couldn’t agree on where to have the wedding. She wanted it in Philippines ( in her home town) and he wanted in England (in his home town) since they met in Bahrain years ago, they agreed half way on the location.
The staff was really friendly, you would just open your eyes “would you like anything else ma’am?” You also get approached by the manager who would invite you and other random people to play games. I ended up playing Petanque, we had 2 body builders in our team. I thought we would win, but we lost miserably. It didn’t matter though, because we all got along well and ended up hanging out together after the game.
anyway.. those were the main highlights of my trip. I advise everyone to take a few days off just to relax and unwind.. completely clear your mind. Relieve yourself from all your responsibilities, tell your partner/friend/relative.. someone .. anyone .. to completely take charge and your main job is to put on you sunglasses and just chill.