Newly Understood Differences Between Azerbaijan & Qatar

Azerbaijan was once a state of the Soviet Union and a Muslim majority country. More than 90% of the population are Muslim. Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan. One of my favorite experiences of travel is feeling the vibe of the location. The Muslim vibe in Baku was very different than that of the Muslim…

The Colorado Restaurant & McDonald’s

Our last full day in Qatar was a Tuesday.  Had Michael’s contract been renewed and not given two weeks to leave Qatar, this week would have been his Spring Break.  Therefore, at 8:52am Michael was picked up by his work guy gang (those friends who stuck around Qatar during break, who didn’t travel) to eat…

Souq Waqif – Dinner With The Gang

After our visit to the National Museum of Qatar, we went to Souq Waqif for dinner with Michael’s coworkers, our friends. I can’t help but take a picture of the Fanar every time we visit the souq! It is just so beautiful!!! Walking through the souq – we were late to meet our friends –…

National Museum of Qatar

During our second last evening in Qatar, we visited the recently opened National Museum of Qatar. Michael and I, especially Michael had been very eager to visit Qatar’s newest museum because of its unique shape of a desert rose crystal! Rumor had it that Qatar was spending millions if not billions of dollars to buy…

Al Bidda Park & Duhail Night Market at the Al Duhail Sports Club

Thursday evening Michael and I took our dog Pooh Bear to Al Bidda Park.  This park is especially exciting because it is the first dog friendly park in Doha! Here are some pictures along our walk: This minaret on one of the many mosques inside the large park looks, to me. like a light house!…

There is a Big Gold Thumb in Souq Waqif!

There is a big gold thumb in the souq! Actually, this sculpture is by famous French artist César Baldaccini. Can’t say I know who that is, but his thumb sure is big! Here is a link to read about the thumb: Gold Thumb The piece is to commemorate Qatar’s win of the Asian Cup! Here is…

That’s IT! We Want a Camel!

Last night Michael and I went to Souq Waqif to shop for boots to wear with his borrowed Scottish kilt and tailored made gillie shirt; a costume for his part of a clansmen for his video of his song The Battle of Culloden. On our way in to the souq, the camel corral was open…

Back to Daily Life in Qatar!

After 2 months of extensive travel during summer vacation – with a total of 19 flights taken – it was time to settle back into regular life, here in Doha! First it was time for Pooh Bear to go to the groomer!  She was cared for while we were away during summer break by a…