The trip to Bahrain went very well. Had trouble getting back to the airport as more protests started just before I was supposed to leave the office. It was all pretty quiet really until the GM came in looking a little pale saying, ‘I think you better leave!’ It’s amazing the thoughts that go though your mind, not just what kind but the amount in literally a fraction of a second. I cannot tell you how many different scenarios were racing through my mind as I sat and looked at him. So I got up and headed to the airport with Jassim, a young Bahraini.
The traffic was extremely busy and we were stuck for a while on the road, but it was all uneventful thankfully and I reached the airport just in time to fly back to Dubai. I did drive past the place where all the protests have been taking place when I arrived in Bahrain. We crossed a bridge and the police had closed one lane where you could see banners hanging over the side. In the meetings I had you would never sense any strife within the country. The locals were just as upbeat and pleasant as they always are, even cracking jokes (not about whats happening obviously) But this, for me, sums up living in the Middle east, whatever any of the people go through they always come out the other side smiling, and I respect them all for that.
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