Sunday, April 28, 2013

2nd Bahrain Trip

Well I had to go back to Bahrain to work for another 5 weeks, was really not wanting to go, but I had already committed to the trip with the first 7 week trip that I did. Had a lot of stuff that needed me to be home, but luckily my wife was able to handel it in my absence.
The demonstrations were a lot lighter this trip, and I actually only saw a few burning tires (the burning remnants only). There were plenty of police and military vehicles everywhere, which might have been the reason for the fewer incidents.
Since I have already visited almost the entire Island, I did not venture out as much this trip. Went to the souq (open air market) only a few times just to see if anything new was being sold. Nothing really new, just the same stuff as before, I did pickup a few trinkets for the boys, and some jewelry for my wife.
I received a ticket to attend the Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix, which was an awesome event, it lasted 3 days. There were qualification runs the first two days, and some races by the smaller cars. Had some cars from the Formula Middle East, and Grand Prix 2 race a couple smaller runs. The last day was the actual race for the Formula 1, and it was followed up with a concert from Ne-yo. I would definitely recommend that if you are in Bahrain in April, this would be a must do.
My time flied this trip, and I am glad to be home. I will miss some of the friends that I have made while spending time over there, but I really started to miss the family.