Hello, my name is Anna. This blog is about all the beautiful islands around the world.

125 bahrain

We are changing continents again, as this next card has travelled from Bahrain, an island country in the Persian Gulf. It is actually an archipelago of 33 islands, this card was sent from the largest one, Bahrain island, also known as al-Awal Island.

If you read about the country, it seems like a place of many contrast. The name "Bahrain" means two seas, which is eplained by the sweet water springs and salty water in the seas that surrounds the islands. On the other hand, 92% of Bahrain's area is a desert. This however does not mean that there is nothing to see; one of the most visited places in Bahrain is in fact in the middle of the desert — The Tree of Life, a lonely mesquite tree, the only green living organism in the desert. It is said to be 400 to 500 years old, and while the source of its water remains a mystery, the local people believe that this was the location of the Garden of Eden.

If you travel to Bahrain by plane, you'll visit also another island, Muharraq, where the airport is located, but you can also reach the islands from mainland Saudi Arabia, by an impressive 25km long chain of bridges, called King Fahd Causeway.

map source: wikipedia


in the Persian Gulf
largest city (and capital)
distance travelled
sent from

Thank you Fadak!

source: Sören
source: Harold Heindell Tejada


  1. I had never heard about the tree of life, it is a wonderful story.

  2. Niesamowicie ładna pocztówka! :) Nie mam kartki z tego kraju, ale widzę, że bardzo szybko do Ciebie dotarła, co naprawdę mnie dziwi. Aaa chyba masz błąd, bo września 2015 roku jeszcze nie było, ale w sumie to fajnie by było wiedzieć co do mnie przyjdzie w najbliższych miesiącach :D

    1. Dobrze, że zauważyłaś, to oczywiście błąd! Chociaż pamiętam, że nie czekałam na nią zbyt długo.
      I może to i lepiej, że nie widzę pocztówkowej przyszłości, lubię niespodzianki ;)



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