Al Juffair

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    • Day 158

      Recap of the Last Month

      March 15, 2020 in Bahrain ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

      As you can see on the photo, one month ago we were flying up from Australia to Kathmandu, Nepal. Was everything I expected it to be. Then on to Dhaka, Bangladesh, which was not what I was expecting. Then over to Muscat, Oman, and did not know what to expect. Then we had 5 days on Cyprus, followed by a week in Athens, Greece to see the Acropolis / Parthenon, and then 4 days in Zagreb, Croatia. Finally 5 days in Cairo, Egypt to see the Pyramids. Now in Bahrain, where I got tested (results = Negative) for COVID-19 upon arrival. Not sure what is next, playing it by ear.Read more

    • Day 161

      Shave and a Haircut, Two Bits

      March 18, 2020 in Bahrain ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

      Since my world travel has been temporarily curtailed due to COVID-19, I will not have any Wonders of the World photos, or World Heritage Sites to describe for some time. What I can report from this vagabond lifestyle is that sometimes you just don't have convenient access to things like laundry and haircuts.

      Over the past five months, this has created some very entertaining stories of spending 6 hours with the hotel staff in the Solomon Islands trying to keep the washing machine working. Or walking 15 minutes to a shop in Cairo, with a promise to pick up the next morning, only to return to the shop being closed. Calling the number the man provided, he made up several stories about he meant it was going to be three days, not one, or the power was out, etc etc. So these concerns make you really consider how long you are going to wear clothes, and "if its really dirty." :o)

      Now haircuts are different, getting one or not, does not make such a big deal, since you can wash your hair everyday. But recently I went 10 weeks without a haircut . . . the longest between haircuts since 1981, before I went to boot camp. Over my 31 year career in the Marines, I estimate I got over 1500 haircuts, even including time in combat environments.

      Even after I retired, I religiously scored a haircut every 2 weeks (cutting my annual haircut budget in half :) ). So 10 weeks was starting to freak me out, I hate hair on my neck now. Plus, it made me look old as hell. Also, conserving razor blades, I would normally only shave once a week or so. Yesterday I looked like I was 75, but with a haircut yesterday, and a clean shave today, I look like my normal 35 again. 🤣🤣🤣🤣

      Life is good, and how was your day?
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    • Day 162

      All By Myself . . .

      March 19, 2020 in Bahrain ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

      Although most social activities are locked down here in Bahrain, like they are all over the world, it is still a lovely place to be. Sunny skies, warm temperatures, and easy to maintain that social distancing. I have vowed to make the most of it, and get in a workout every day. I have an awesome place nearby to meditate while I run . . . as they say . . . "All by myself"
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