Pocket full of plea­sures

The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel & Indulgence - DEB­O­RAH HOPE

MELISSA van Maas­dyk’s jus­tre­leased Streets­mart Bahrain guide­book (Streets­mart Pub­li­ca­tions) is in­valu­able, of­fer­ing a mix of must-sees, hid­den gems and in­sider tips. It in­cludes souk guides, walk­ing tours and in­ter­views with Bahraini artists and ar­chi­tects, writ­ers and arche­ol­o­gists, per­fume mak­ers and fash­ion de­sign­ers, car­pet sell­ers and film­mak­ers about what to see, where to eat, shop and chill.

Streets­mart Bahrain also pro­vides an ex­cel­lent map of the main sites of Old Muhar­raq and a walk­ing tour begin­ning at Sheik Isa House. Avail­able from ama­zon.com ($US25) or at stores in Bahrain (about $US21). More: streets­mart­bahrain.com.

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