Today I made a trip into the heart of Manama to have my visa extended. Every four weeks I must get a new visa. Cost today was 60BD. BD=2.36 US$.
When I apply for my Igama (a Saudi visa that lasts a long time) I won't have to do this every 4 weeks. I am sure I will blog about that experience.
However, today in Manama I decided to do a bit of window shopping for an abaya. This is the dress that muslim women wear. I will need to have one when I apply for my Saudi Arabia Igama.
While I was shopping, I discovered the PERFECT souvenir to take home from Bahrain. Arab salt and pepper shakers.
If you have been to my house, you know I have a small collection of salt and pepper shakers. I have some antiques and a few novelty shakers. These will be the perfect addition to the collection!
They even have the woman correct. All the muslim ladies carry a purse on their arm just like the pepper shaker. And, they all have heavy eye makeup as well. It is just too perfect!
Aren't they cute?