Two Old Fools on a Camel Old Fools #3 Reader Ù 208 pages

Kindle Two Old Fools on a Camel Old Fools #3

Two Old Fools on a Camel Old Fools #3 Reader Ù 208 pages ¹ In this the third of the Old Fools Trilogy Vicky and Joe leave their Spanish mountain village to work for a year in the Middle East How could they know that the Arab Spring was poised to erupt throwing them into violent events that would make world headlinesIn this the third of the Old Fools Trilogy Vicky and Joe leave their Spanish mountain As a Bahraini I bought this book out of nostalgia and in many ways it truly entertained me to read a British teacher's experiences with Bahraini locals culture and education as well as the Arab SpringHowever reading it now I can't help but notice the Orientalist undertones behind her perspective The way women were described as exotic with their veils or the italicized hijab which was referred to so freuently or her surprise at the lack of camels roaming the streets in the 21st century Gulf or the rather annoyingly naive way in which she described the political tensions in the country all of this was frankly patronizing and ignorant I understand that at the end of the day this is a uasi memoir of a British couple's year teaching in the region so it is bound to be loaded with their pre eminent biases but it felt uite Orientalist to read this as an Arab and not be somewhat frustrated 2 stars for the trip down memory lane but no than that

Victoria Twead ´ Two Old Fools on a Camel Old Fools #3 Epub

Village to work for a year in the Middle East How could they know that the Arab Spring I enjoyed some of the events but I do not find much humor in making fun of other people so I found that part distasteful Very little was written about the actual political events in Bahrain thus I found that disappointing A great deal was written about socializing with other staff members and playing barroom type pranks on one another I didn't find those events interesting My favorite parts involved the stories about the students the classroom activities and the challenges that arose in trying to teach in a very different culture I admire the author and her husband for their brave and adventuresome spirit but I would not go out of my way to recommend this book to others

Epub á Two Old Fools on a Camel Old Fools #3 ´ Victoria Twead

Two Old Fools on a Camel Old Fools #3Was poised to erupt throwing them into violent events that would make world headlines Vicky and Joe have left their beloved Spanish home in El Hoyo to spend a year teaching in Bahrain Unfortunately the children they are hoping to inspire are not too well behaved and not too willing to learn Thankfully they form strong bonds with fellow teachers and lasting friendships are bornBook 3 of their adventures is peppered with Vicky's witty anecdotes and includes some very funny conversations I particularly enjoyed reading about the children's spelling attempts the challenges of learning their names and keeping discipline in the classThe frightening events of The Arab Spring force Vicky and Joe to make a difficult decision to remain in Bahrain for another year or return to Spain