Tag Archive for trekking the globe

Kingdom of Bahrain

Bahrain – By Irene Butler Pics by Rick Bahrain Photos/ Sweet water bubbling up from the ocean depths has prompted continual settlements on the island of Bahrain for over 4,000 years, coupled with its being strategically located on ancient sea trade routes. For many centuries Bahrain’s pearl diving industry was the backbone of its economy,…

Kingdom of Qatar

Qatar by Irene Butler Pix by Rick Qatar Pics/ Rick and I trekked through the desert without water; my parched tongue felt double its size and my voice was reduced to a croak….okay, we were really walking along Al Corniche Street in Doha, the capital of Qatar – but the remaining detail is true. We…

Sultanate of Oman

by Irene Butler – Oman Pics/ – Visibly absent in Oman is the sky-scraper obsession of the UAE. The architecture in Muscat, the capital city, is tied closely to tradition with most buildings ranging from between three and seven storeys in white or sandy shades, many with the arched windows common in Arabic design. The…