I flew into Bahrain at sunrise, an archipelago island that not many have heard off; on any world map it is literally a dot amongst the other masses of land, I dare you to try find it! It’s just off the coast of Saudia Arabia, but unlike the notorious strictness of Saudi, Bahrain has a certain laid-back edge to it despite not being as well-developed as other Arab countries. The roads are lined with pretty palm trees that *almost* make you feel like you’re in LA, though they’re not as tall. And there are stretches of open desert that is perfect for camping when winter arrives – yup, in WINTER, because thats the only time the weather is bearable (basically what summer is in the UK).
Since I have a few relatives here, I decided to come visit there for a little bit this summer – which I would NOT recommend! It is boiling hot with temps of 40 degrees and up. Which meant that the only times I properly left the house to go outside, which wasn’t a mall, was during sunrise and sunset. It is the best time to see the island as the subtle cast of golden light gives everything a more magical glow. There are some of the most beautiful traditional mosques here that sit by the sea and seem to light up from within, calling the locals to prayer.
I’ve seen some of the most beautiful sunsets here, with the skies turning into more shades of colour than I thought possible. And I swear I didn’t touch the saturation or colour in those last two photos!! Thats what it actually looked liked. Had to blink a few or, several hundred times to make sure I wasn’t hallucinating.