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Hidden Gems and Treasure Troves in Saar

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Once in a while you’re pleasantly surprised by locating a shop with really nice stuff packed into it. A treasure trove really, and I’m not talking about those second hand shops or a car boot sale. I’m talking about shops that are elegantly designed and fitted, but recessed and tucked away from the normal beats. That’s what I discovered this afternoon. Saar, like the rest of Bahrain, has tremendously changed over the last ten years, let …

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Shopping!

Shopping!, originally uploaded by malyousif.I decided to get another computer, because (get this!) I wanted to give my daughter my older MacBook. So what to do other than going to the Apple store in The Fashion Mall next to our hotel and getting: 1. Apple MacBook 2.4GHz, 2GB, 250GB, 13″ 2. 1TB Time Capsule 3. 500GB Time Capsule 4. Apple TV 5. Firewire cable 6. Replacement battery for the old laptop. I came back to …

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Shopping!

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Shopping!, originally uploaded by malyousif.A Friday is not Friday if I don’t go visit some garden centres. Fortunately, as it is “the season” they do have nice things and it is the best time to landscape in Bahrain. The stuff you see in the back on my car all went into the “Oriental garden”. I spent the whole day out of the house, the first few hours were spent in garden centres getting what I …

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Seef Mall extension panorama

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Seef mall extension panorama, originally uploaded by malyousif.They’ve just opened the new extension at the Seef Mall in Manama. This extension cost around $40 million! I went for a quick visit this morning and I was impressed with the newly created spaces. There are hardly any shops open at the new extension other than a couple of coffee shops, but just walking along naturally lit marble and clean and spacious areas make me want to …

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