Yesterday was a free day for shopping, visits and meetings. It was interesting to see people letting off steam. Edgar from Gabon got himself a full local outfit. Rudi from Belgium went on a hunt for spices. MD from Bangladesh and Merilyn from Indonesia went for a traditional dress. And by the time we were ready to leave our host Waheed had to get on a chair to exchange bear hugs with Martin from Ireland.
Left: Edgar bought himself a local dress; right the spices Rudy was hunting for
Left: MD and Merlyna; right: Waheed on a chair ready to exchange a bear hug with tall Martin
Some 20 people from Europe (jurors and ICNM staff) left on the KLM night flight to Amsterdam, which was dubbed the WSA company flight. This was the end of the Grand Jury 2005 in Bahrain. All the eminent experts have left the Kingdom in the Gulf and many of them are already looking forward to the UN Summit on the Information Industry (WSIS) in Tunis on November 16-18, 2005.
Usually, all stories are ended by trhe trumpeting of a an elephant. But in this case the Bahrain Grand Jury will be ended by a camel (Bahrain has camels with one hump).
The Arab camel for junior, our grandson
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