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Fly me straight and fly me high October 15, 2008

Posted by fetzthechemist in Uncategorized.
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On Saturday I fly out on a trip, an invited lecture at a conference in Manama, Bahrain. A short talk on PAH analysis. So I will be in hiatus here for about a week. Hopefully after my return I will have lots of inspiring thoughts to put down here.

 

(The title is a line from an obscure early Moody Blues song.)

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1. The Chemist - October 17, 2008

Closest I ever got to Bahrain was back when I was living in the UAE. It could be an interesting experience for you.

Manama was an important trading hub in the ancient world. It has a lot of history but I don’t know if signs of that remain, or if they’ve been wiped away by the neoliberalism sweeping much of the Gulf.

2. fetzthechemist - October 17, 2008

I am a lover of world history and politics, so I have read a moderate amount on the Gulf states. I was fascinated by them as a stamp-collecting kid. I’ve been to Kuwait twice, so the comparisons will be interesting. Abu Dhabi is next month, where I’ll teach a short course.


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