Two Old Fools on a Camel

Two Old Fools on a Camel: From Spain to Bahrain and back again - Victoria Twead

Ex-pat Brits Vicky (the author) and Joe Twead leave their Spanish village to teach English for a year in Bahrain. Their adventure coincides with the Arab Spring.

 

This was quite an interesting little book. I always enjoy these fish-out-of-water sort of memoirs, but the overlap with the political uprising was a bonus. As if the spoiled students and strange American teachers aren't bad enough, Vicki and Joe must face the dangers of a city under martial law and in danger of invasion!

 

What Went Well:

  • Interesting account of outsiders caught in the midst of the Arab Spring

 

Even Better If:

  • Writing was more polished. Needs a good editor.