Sunday, May 18, 2008

Middle East Ambassador Stanley returns!

I think this is the Stanley that has ventured the farthest from home - and we're glad to see his safe return! His hosts were wonderful and welcoming, here's what they had to say:

Your FLAT STANLEY came all the way to my city, Manama, Bahrain.

While he was here, these are some of the exciting things he saw and did:
Stanley climbed Palm Trees, swam in the Persian Gulf, celebrated my sister's 5th Birthday. Stanley was here for the Prophet Mohammed's Birthday which is a Holy Day here and a National Holiday.
Flat Stanley attended several homeschool meetings, including "Young Authors Club". It's getting very hot here, so he wants to go home (110 degrees yesterday). We saw a herd of camels today but couldn't go close - some camels are mean! :(

The distance from Asheville, NC, USA to Manama, Bahrain is 7,208 miles!

If Flat Stanley should come back to visit, he should wear loose cotton clothes, because the climate here is very hot (desert).

Some other interesting facts about my city include:
This is an Islamic Country. There are also many Sri Lankans and Indians here who are workers. There is a bridg that connects Bahrain to Saudi Arabia (about 30 m away)

Here's Stanley and his host having fun climbing a palm tree:

Here is Stanley with a Reem Al Khalifa who is a member of the royal family in Bahrain:

And here they are again with his host's Cricket Coach, who is from South Africa:

Host Family's house:

Some great postcards:

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