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Unlike the French, the Brits do it with a smile

23 Jul, '0826 Comments

Remember my less than ideal experience with the French Embassy recently? Well, we applied for a British visa, took an appointment via their website, arrived at the prescribed time in the Bahrain Financial Harbour, did the required security checks and took the lift to the 23rd floor. There we were greeted by security guards with […]

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The Arrogance of the French Embassy

The Arrogance of the French Embassy

13 Jul, '0888 Comments

I was supposed to travel to Greece later this month to attend a Middle East Conference at the invitation of the Greek Foreign Ministry. Unfortunately for us poor souls from this area of the world who intend to go to Greece, we have to go through the hallowed and completely arrogant portals of the French […]

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A room with a view

A room with a view

26 Mar, '086 Comments

A room with a view, originally uploaded by malyousif. This is what I see when I open my hotel room’s window… 180 degrees of almost uninterrupted view of the Dead Sea! And now that I’m changed into my toggs, I’m off for a dip. Chat to you later!

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Amman

Amman

25 Mar, '0812 Comments

Amman, Jordan, originally uploaded by malyousif. Just arrived in Amman a few hours ago. This is a series of stitched shots from the window of my hotel room on the 20th floor which produced this panoramic vista Quite a nice (and green!) city isn’t it? The last time I was here I got to see […]

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Mahmood’s Den Scapegoat of the moment

25 Feb, '0812 Comments

In keeping with the Den’s traditions, I have the honour in announcing the Scapegoat of the Moment who will have the unbridled responsibility of carrying ALL of the world’s ills on her shoulder; moreover, she will have to wear a beaming smile while doing so. Frowning and grumbling she is absolutely not allowed. This she […]

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