A walk around Bahrain
I am Virginia and this is my first post and I hope you will enjoy it.
Well, I´d like to tell you about Barhain,bacause my husband is now working there (he is building a mall) and I´m learning a lot of things about this country.
First of all, The Kingdom of Bahrein is an archipelago of 33 islands in the Persian Gulf and it is ruled by Al Khalif royal family. Population 1. 214.705, including 235.108 non- nationals. The largest island ( Bahrain island) is 55 km. long by 18 km. wide (huge!!!).
Most of people knows this country because of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix, which takes place at Bahrain International Circuit.
Arabic is official language, though English is widely used and the economy is based on petrol and gas. Islam is the main religion, but there are inhabitants of different beliefs, like Catholics and Jewish. People there are tolerant, it is possible to see a mosque near two churches.
This country is like an “Open Middle East”, because it is a mix of extrem modernism an Persian identity.
Of course I´ll tell you more things about this unknown place when I visit it.