Sunday, November 09, 2008

Rock The Casbah

So, as I was saying, Bahrain is a strange spot - an Arabic / Islamic country that makes concessions to western influences, but seemingly under silent protest. A good example is the sale of alcohol. Alcohol may be sold but only in 'shops'. These shops, as you can see below, have no windows, no distinguishing marks, no advertising and explicitly state that Muslims will not be served (I'm not exactly sure how the owners would tell, however.) Also the drink bought cannot be consumed in public and can only be carried in public if covered in heavy duty black or green plastic bags (bin liners, effectively).

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