Space Legs

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This trip is a vacation of sorts to get a change of scenery and relax and I can’t sleep. It is odd. I am in a good bed, cure went to bed reasonably late last night and I was up at 7 with around 4-5 hours of sleep and this is after spending all day out and about starting from 8:30.

I guess there is that feeling of just comfort and really I can’t explain how relaxing it feels to be here, yet you also have this urge to go visit and explore around Bahrain. It really is a great country the little corner we been seeing and experiencing. Stallion and I both agree that it is so much better than Dubai. There is this sense of expansion and development but it feels natural, you can see it and feel it even with the people here. They just seem more comfortable in their own city compared to the feeling of Dubai’s hustle and bustle.

Mahmood was great enough to take us on a tour of Bahrain yesterday giving us and showing us a more personal view of Bahrain. Took us to the BIC which is an amazing place, I really didnt expect it to be that big or that well designed. I always saw snippets and more personal pictures, but being there is really a sight to see. I can’t wait to go there again and race.

Yes, race. I got to see the Caterham (the H is silent) here in Bahrain and meet with the owner who was a friend of Mahmood and and get in the car and learn more about its history and the racing team they have in Bahrain. They have races with Caterham in Bahrain and its a long fun tournament and really plan to attend and get my way around the track. I figure this way I can get a feel for the car before I get it and really understand it.

Turn your pictures to Polaroid style ones with Polaroid-o-nizer™

This trip is a vacation of sorts to get a change of scenery and relax and I can’t sleep. It is odd. I am in a good bed, cure went to bed reasonably late last night and I was up at 7 with around 4-5 hours of sleep and this is after spending all day out and about starting from 8:30.

I guess there is that feeling of just comfort and really I can’t explain how relaxing it feels to be here, yet you also have this urge to go visit and explore around Bahrain. It really is a great country the little corner we been seeing and experiencing. Stallion and I both agree that it is so much better than Dubai. There is this sense of expansion and development but it feels natural, you can see it and feel it even with the people here. They just seem more comfortable in their own city compared to the feeling of Dubai’s hustle and bustle.

Mahmood was great enough to take us on a tour of Bahrain yesterday giving us and showing us a more personal view of Bahrain. Took us to the BIC which is an amazing place, I really didnt expect it to be that big or that well designed. I always saw snippets and more personal pictures, but being there is really a sight to see. I can’t wait to go there again and race.

Yes, race. I got to see the Caterham (the H is silent) here in Bahrain and meet with the owner who was a friend of Mahmood and and get in the car and learn more about its history and the racing team they have in Bahrain. They have races with Caterham in Bahrain and its a long fun tournament and really plan to attend and get my way around the track. I figure this way I can get a feel for the car before I get it and really understand it.

Oh the tiredness, resuscitator we arrived home around 10 last night. It was a much easier drive back cause the Saudi borders wasn’t as crowded as the way there. That is what is the kiler on these road trips waiting at the border for you turn in line and then its the customs check.

Like Bahrain, the guy was asking me if I had any knives or daggers with me, and was quesitoning why we had cameras and tripod with us. I explained to him we are “tourists” we are visiting and going to take pictures and such. Yet that question about knives and daggers really put me off.

Then you have Saudi where its just a mess. You got 4 lanes of cars coming from passport control going to this one line for customs check and thats where the mess happens. You wait and wait for your turn and then get stuck behind a car that will take forever.

Kuwait on the other hand is a dream. It took us 5 minutes to do passports and customs! It was great. It is the icing in the cake after that long drive and getting that service!

This morning I woke up like ussualy at 7am feeling totally fine in my brain and upper body, then my legs protested. They were in throbbing pain and weren’t ready to move. After 4+ hours of driving I know how those cosmonauts felt when they return from long trips around the Earth away from gravity.

The trip was great, I have a post in draft from yesterday about some stuff, will post more about the trip and the Bahrain bloggers oon.

2 thoughts on “Space Legs”

  1. I hope you enjoyed it more then coming to me in MI :P. When are u coming to me, to see the chill pad?

    *hamdellah al salama* :P, miss you loads

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