A Taste of Mexico in Bahrain: Cantina Kahlo

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If you were to ask me what my favorite type of food is, I would have to say Mexican food is right up near the top. Along with Arabic food, US Southern food, and Greek food, it’s one of the cuisines that I crave most of all. Which is tough, because good, authentic Mexican food isn’t always easy to find. Luckily, a new restaurant has just opened in Bahrain which is going to make all of our lives a little easier….and tastier…

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Wonder Bahrain: Psychogeography in the Manama Souq

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It isn’t just humid in the Manama souq this evening; the night is saturated with the damp exhalations of the sea and we don’t walk down the streets, we swim. I’m playing tour guide for my friends who are visiting Bahrain and we have come to the souq for an experiment in the ‘undisciplined discipline’ of psychogeography. In other words, we have come to drift.

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Behind the Scenes with Chef Wolfgang Puck

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Have you ever wondered what your favorite celebrity chefs, like Wolfgang Puck, are actually like when they’re hard at work in the kitchen? Have you ever dreamed of asking them all of your perplexing kitchen questions and getting their input on your cooking quandaries? Well, I certainly have!

If you remember, last year I had a foodie dream experience when Chef Wolfgang Puck opened his restaurants at the Bahrain Four Seasons Hotel. I thought nothing could possibly top that…I was wrong! This time, I got to cook side by side with the culinary master himself, getting all of his cooking tips and tricks to pass on to you…

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Manama Souq Makeover + Feast!

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One of my favorite places in Bahrain, the Manama Souq, has gotten a makeover! The ‘Little India’ project was launched to commemorate the 4,000 year relationship enjoyed between Bahrain and India. It has added festive bursts of color throughout the area, like little jewels that hide around every corner, while preserving the beautiful, eclectic chaos that the souq is known and loved for. We decided to visit to see what we could discover…

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Bahrain Beach Retreat

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Do you want to know the secret to a perfect weekend getaway in Bahrain? For me, it all comes down to three things:

  1. a gorgeous, glittering beach
  2. a luxuriously comfortable hotel with fantastic staff and delicious food
  3. location, location, location

Want to know a hotel that gets gold stars for all three…?

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Bahrain: Old Bones & New BBQ

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This weekend we started bright and early for a jaunt across the causeway to one of my favorite places – The Bahrain National Museum. For such a tiny island, Bahrain has a heck of a lot of history. For 8,000 years the island has been continually inhabited and for millennia it was a major hub in ancient trade routes. Home to the legendary Dilmun civilization and thousands of burial mounds, Bahrain has layers upon layers of rich history. The Bahrain National Museum does an excellent job of presenting this history in a fascinating and thought-provoking way…

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