Archive for October, 2015

The tree of life

Posted: October 31, 2015 in Bahrain



The Tree of Life (Shajarat-al-Hayat) found in the southern sands of Bahrain is a 400 year old Prosopis cineraria tree. The tree stands on top of what as once a fortified encampment approximately 500 years ago – some of the stone foot prints and foundations still visible

A peculiar site to find such a mature trees, a alone in the back of beyond


A royal drug mule…?

Posted: October 31, 2015 in Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia the penalty for drug smuggling is death – no ifs no buts

Recently a prince was stopped by prior to flying out of Beirut by customs personnel with 40 suitcases of captagon and cocaine inside his private jet

Why do I have a suspicion there will be leniency applying sharia law in his case….?

Wadi Shab

Posted: October 3, 2015 in Oman




Deep into the mountains we ventured…