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Ruby training, half a world away

Picking up after tooooo long a break; the last month has been overfilled!

I'm writing this on Monday - about Saturday, when I left home at 6 a.m. for a journey out to give a course in Saudi Arabia .... no direct flights London to Dammam, so travelled with Gulf Air and a stopover in Bahrain. A driver picked me up and I'm staying at the guest house on the Saudi Aramco compound / complex at Dharhan, and presenting a Ruby course here. A couple of examples to follow ;-)

Flight map London to Bahrain


The flight from Bahrain to Dammam was just 20 minutes - and it scarcely felt worth it, as theres a causeway too - which is how I arrived last time. But alas - visa rules have changed and first arrival on a visa is only allowed by air these days. So here's an overhead view as we came in ...


(written 2016-05-14, updated 2016-05-16)

 
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articles
Z200 - Places
  [4730] San Juan Capistrano - (2016-11-23)
  [4729] The oldest part of Los Angeles - (2016-11-23)
  [4683] Saudi Arabia or Weymouth? - (2016-05-22)
  [4643] From last July (2015) - (2016-02-08)
  [4497] Around the world from Melksham - (2015-05-25)
  [4490] What and where are the Azores? - (2015-05-09)
  [4488] Election day, 2015 - (2015-05-07)
  [4486] Newark to New York - the PATH suburban railway - (2015-05-05)
  [4480] Crossing between continents - (2015-04-30)
  [4479] Pictures from around Rekjavik - (2015-04-29)
  [4477] Yesterday - off on leg one of our holiday - (2015-04-29)
  [4411] Location, location location. And a chance of a giggle! - (2015-02-01)
  [4348] Taking my life in my hands in Swansea - (2014-12-11)
  [4331] Musings on a Welsh town - (2014-11-28)
  [4220] Thun, Switzerland - (2013-12-14)
  [4214] A busy week, and a long flight - (2013-11-24)
  [4203] A weekend away - Four in a Bed returns to Happy Donkey Hill - (2013-11-09)
  [4184] A fond memory - (2013-10-02)
  [4182] Welcome to Salford and Oldham - (2013-09-30)
  [4125] The first Luas of the morning - (2013-06-29)
  [4052] The PHP course this week is in... Salford - (2013-03-26)
  [4011] From Salford - (2013-02-19)
  [3854] Busmans Holiday - I like being a busman - (2012-09-02)
  [3803] A Walk on the South Bank - (2012-07-13)
  [3667] A modern area of Cambridge - some thoughts provoked? - (2012-03-22)
  [3654] On a sunny afternoon in London - (2012-03-15)
  [3631] Getting around Dublin by public transport - some observations - (2012-03-01)
  [3603] Another cold night - (2012-02-03)
  [3595] Looking up - (2012-01-27)
  [3529] Sharpness, Gloucestershire - a place in transport history - (2011-11-25)
  [3393] Rodwell Trail, Weymouth - (2011-08-15)
  [3353] Off the beaten track - non-quite-so-tourist spots - (2011-07-10)
  [3330] A lot of exercise this week - (2011-06-21)
  [3297] A long day, a long journey, and families and similarities the world over - (2011-05-22)
  [3204] Two views of a war memorial - (2011-03-17)
  [3185] Day Trip to Hereford, in pictures - (2011-02-26)
  [3175] The Rhine in winter - (2011-02-19)
  [3070] Belfast, on a cold November evening - (2010-11-25)
  [3064] On the way to the course this week - (2010-11-22)
  [2985] Right place, right season - (2010-10-04)
  [2907] Dartmouth, Kingswear and Torbay - (2010-08-07)
  [2897] The Land of the Black Labrador - (2010-08-01)
  [2809] Frankfurt in 90 minutes - (2010-06-13)
  [2808] From home to Nurnberg - journey pictures - (2010-06-13)
  [2802] After the Perl course in Nurnberg - (2010-06-11)
  [2799] Nuremberg - some pictures - (2010-06-08)
  [2754] At Arlington and the Pentagon - (2010-05-07)
  [2733] Travel Troubles and Jesus again - (2010-04-21)
  [2624] Skyline and looking up in London - (2010-02-04)
  [2411] Further North - long summer days and lovely countryside - (2009-09-19)
  [2392] Lymington, New Forest - some pictures - (2009-09-03)
  [2387] to Clifton Down and Avonmouth - (2009-08-30)
  [2316] Guadalajara - a special tour of a lovely city - (2009-08-01)
  [2207] North Antrim Coast - a jewel thats well worth a visit - (2009-05-29)
  [2205] An evening walk in Carrickfergus - (2009-05-29)
  [1837] Alfred the Great - (2008-10-13)
  [1807] A sad town in the sunlight - (2008-09-22)
  [1804] Colvin and Carlisle - (2008-09-20)
  [1755] Istanbul - (2008-08-15)
  [1730] Punting on the Cam - (2008-07-31)
  [1715] Pictures from South Hampshire - (2008-07-21)
  [1714] Hillier Gardens, Hampshire - (2008-07-20)
  [1652] Old Sarum airfield brings back fond memories - (2008-05-24)
  [1639] Minehead Marauder - (2008-05-11)
  [1638] Pictures far apart - (2008-05-10)
  [1624] From Freddie the fallow - (2008-04-27)
  [1617] Steam Engines at Bressingham - (2008-04-20)
  [1590] All Change, Portsmouth Harbour - (2008-03-23)
  [1537] To Wales - where theres still a toll on the bridge - (2008-02-11)
  [1536] A Weekend in Liverpool - (2008-02-10)
  [1524] Nottingham - just text! - (2008-01-30)
  [1460] Christmas fare in Ljubljana - (2007-12-05)
  [1457] A day in Ljubljana - (2007-12-04)
  [1456] Right up to the top of the City - (2007-12-03)
  [1425] Melksham v Ely - (2007-11-09)
  [1307] Troy, up state New York - (2007-08-17)
  [1298] From Leeds - (2007-08-10)
  [1244] FolksFest Bristol - German beer, Bratwurst and music - (2007-06-24)
  [1229] Where am I? - (2007-06-11)
  [1204] Spot the difference - (2007-05-25)
  [1147] A picture (mostly in words) of Helsinki - (2007-04-14)
  [886] Signs of Leek - (2006-10-04)
  [778] Weekend in Ireland - (2006-06-26)
  [740] Finishing up in Dhahran - (2006-06-01)
  [730] Reading the newspaper and working with other restrictions - (2006-05-23)
  [727] A journey, an arrival, a people - (2006-05-21)
  [713] Pictures from my travels - (2006-05-07)
  [685] A couple of days away - (2006-04-15)
  [670] Architectural Heritage - Devizes - (2006-04-04)
  [403] Full circle - made it back to an old haunt - (2005-08-05)
  [218] Golden Nugget - (2005-02-17)
  [186] Lull - (2005-01-22)
  [92] Hard work, Hard sell - (2004-10-18)
  [70] Red Luas - early life and times - (2004-10-02)
  [66] A Taste of Ireland - (2004-09-28)

G404 - Well House Consultants - On site venues
  [3950] 10 reasons why I travel the night before a course starts - (2012-12-10)
  [3636] Best tenner I ever spent? - (2012-03-04)
  [3292] Every tenth picture. - (2011-05-17)
  [3131] Lua, Tcl, Python; Worldwide training classes - (2011-01-14)
  [3130] New Computers for delegates to use - (2011-01-13)
  [2989] Oddballs in Plymouth - (2010-10-08)
  [2731] Training Courses - time of change - (2010-04-19)
  [2309] Lua training class in Spanish - (2009-07-29)
  [741] Last week - picture of the Perl course - (2006-06-02)
  [382] Central London Courses - Perl, PHP, Python, Tcl, MySQL - (2005-07-18)
  [196] An Open Source course on the Channel Islands - (2005-01-31)
  [107] Taking Equipment offshore to run a course - (2004-11-02)


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