Saturday, August 11, 2012

Qatar and Bahrain: Travel Day and show

Leaving Qatar (pronounced cutter) I was getting sad- Our MWR guys were amazing. Again when ever you hang with soldiers I get it... Its a brotherhood- these guys care for each other, go though allot together. Its very touching when they allow us into their lives.

72 Virgin Mega Store
The citizens of Qatar are very humble and peaceful, except when driving.. then they are crazy. Grant drove like a pro! taking us to the airport. It was hard leaving our crew. Shawn, Mario and Grant we hope you get home safe!

And Now Bahrain: Middle of the tour!

All Arabian Gulf countries wear the same traditional clothing, but it is different in styles and shapes from country to country>>> 
Anyway for Bahrains:
*Men: “Thawb” or “Thobe” (which means a garment)is an ankle-length garment, usually with long sleeves, similar to a robe for the body and “kandura” to cover the head.. Also in special Occasions they wearing also “besht” (which means a robe), It is usually worn in ceremonial occasions or by presidents; a “besht” ,”بشت” can be worn in a wedding, Eid, and funerals. It refers to a status of wealth and royalty, or sometimes a religious position.

My Room: They Hook us up!
A real bed!
There wasn't lodging on base so we got the hook up! As much as I love military living I would be a liar if i said i wasn't excited to walk in this room.

In my closet.. Guidians are everywhere!

My View

For Women: which is more complicated. A very conservative woman might wear a long black garment called “Abayah” that covers the body from the heads down to feet. Under this cover she could be wearing a traditional Arabian dress, “thawb”, or she could be wearing the latest style designer clothes or bikini.. kidding. 
I seen enough 3 stooges shows to know don't look under the robe!

At The Mall
In addition to the Abayah, a very conservative woman would wear a face and head cover. Some women would wear the Abayah without the head and face cover, while others might wear a scarf-like cover called “Hejab” to cover the hair only and not the face.

only to go-its ramadan
Best sellers: Saddam, Bin Laden and yes thats Hitler.

Gun Shaped soap- scrub the  infidel out
yea there is!

The Navy is Always a great crowd!

These guys took us out for a good time after