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City Hopping: Al Manama, Doha & Beirut

Departing from the relative calm of Oman, we backpacked through the bustling capitals of Bahrain, Qatar & Lebanon to get a glimpse of life elsewhere on the Arab peninsula.

Early morning market scene in the backstreets of Al Manama, Bahrain

Our best new friend in Bahrain: Nada! Thanks for showing us around town and giving us a fresh new perspective on the Bahraini experience!

A dhow, or traditional wooden ship, sits against the modern backdrop of skyscrapers in downtown Doha

The Museum of Islamic Art and sparkling skyline in Doha light up the cool night

We were lucky enough to have a great meal and great conversation with our newest friend, Sara, in Beirut!

The Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque in downtown Beirut, Lebanon

Sarcophagus from the National Museum of Beirut which shows influences from the region’s ancient Hellenistic & Babylonian roots

Al Hamra street is considered Beirut’s “Champs Elysées”: lined with trendy cafes, restaurants, bars & boutique shops–and a popular hangout by college students and tourists alike!

One Response to City Hopping: Al Manama, Doha & Beirut

  1. Oh, the architecture shots are gorgeous. I loved visiting Beirut – Ted and I agree it was one of the biggest highlights of our trip. We spent many hours on Hamra, meeting with friends, eating delicious food, shopping, people watching… I’d go back in a heartbeat. Thanks for sharing your photos xx

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