29 september 2009 It’s 18:30 and I’m in Moda Mall, Bahrain World Trade Centre, wondering where all the people are. Moda is a huge shopping centre with high-end boutiques. Just from where I now sit, I see Louis Vuitton, Dior, Emporio Armani, Versace and Fendi. And where I sit is in a purple velvet chair; [...]
It’s early evening in the village surrounding Qala’at al-Bahrain. The creatively decorated houses remind me of pictures in fairy-tales, especially through the filter of the setting sun. Five horsemen appear out of the dusk in front of the silhouette of a large 16th century Portuguese fort. This is home to Iranians, says Aziz, my guide [...]
(English) Arab hospitality is legendary. In the Middle East, I have encountered the kindness of strangers more often than anywhere else.
(English) Favourite hotels of 2009 include Dubai, Hønefoss, London, Sardinia, Denmark, Sweden, Channel Islands (Jersey and Guernsey), Paris, Bahrain, Kuwait