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Isa Town, Bahrain

Contributors: Ali Al Saeed
Isa Town, Bahrain

« For those who pass it without entering, the city is one thing; it is another for those who are trapped by it and never leave. There is the city where you arrive for the first time; and there is another city which you leave never to return. »  —Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

She looks at me with those pleading eyes. I am driving, so I keep my eyes fixated ahead as we drive past the Seef flyover we’ve driven over a thousand times before.
I don’t know where I’m heading, but I...

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