Petrol here is cheap, prices you can only dream of in Europe. It cost 4.50 BD for a glass of house Sauvignon Blanc last night with dinner (check out The Meat & Wine Co for a great steak also located at Montecasino J'Buorg & Westfield London). Later filling up the car with unleaded cost the princely sum of 2.70BD. And we found out why there was no water in the windscreen washer - garage chappy kindly added water from his kettle and got his feet wet! So another kettle full was applied to the windscreen to rinse away yesterday's dust.
Flat hunting is hopefully over. The choice came down to a spacious apartment on 37th floor of a new block "Silver Pearl", one of three (www.abrajallulu.com) next to the Pearl round about or a good sized 5 month old apartment in a serviced block at the end of a road/building site in Juffair. Both have seaviews, shared pool, squashcourt & gym facilities.
The Belvedere (http://www.optimalbahrain.
Just got to wait now for confirmation from the landlord via the agency that we are sucessful in our application. Fingers crossed....