Al Khor Park – A Dust Storm Hits!

Here is a picture of the aviary when I arrived: A little later, the clouds darken as the storm moves in: The storm starts – First the wind…. Now the sand storm moves in: Now the rain….. Here – in these pictures – you can see the sand storm moving off to the left of…

Al Khor Park – The Bird Aviary & Animals

This was an adventure to find out exactly what this big netted tent that looks like a bird aviary, located off the Shamal road in Al Khor, was! I was hoping for a falcon aviary…. But what I found was a park! It was closed for maintenance, so I wasn’t able to walk inside of…

Spring Break 2018 – StayCation!

With our recent return from two weeks in Canada and Michael not having the same time off as me, well he only gets two days off but not even on the same week – I decided not to travel this week. This week is Spring Break for me. This was an easy decision but not…

Visit to the Al-Farden Family Farm

The Al-Farden or spelled Alfarden family is known for luxury cars and precious jewelry.  These are pictures of a visit to their farm to see the animals! The farm is located in the Al Khor municipality of Qatar, in the middle of the desert.  Once off the main highway, then driving down a long, narrow…

The Private, Luxury Car Collection of the Al-Fardan Family, Qatar

Afforded a class trip to visit the private Al-Fardan car collection, this was a once and a lifetime opportunity to view luxury vehicles of the elite.  The Al-Fardan family name is associated with luxury cars, real estate and priceless jewels.  Viewing their priceless car collection left me speechless……. There were Ferraris, Maseratis, Rolls Royces (one owned…

Having Fun as a Sea Kayak Tour Guide in Qatar!

Guiding here is much different here than in Halifax!  The water is different.  The locations totally different!  But I’ve adapted and had fun! Here are pictures from tours from different locations! Mangroves in Al Khor   Museum of Islamic Arts Tours Evening Tour:   Late Evening Tour:   The Pearl & Nikki Beach Tours  …

Skydive Qatar

Michael has been skydiving for almost 3 decades.  In his youth he even competed in events like the British Columbia Summer Games.  He loves to jump out of perfectly good planes! Qatar does not have a drop zone.  Then Michael caught a whisper of one opening here!  And finally in May, Skydive Qatar opened a drop…

Learning to Kite Surf in Qatar

There is a large kite surfing community in Doha.  We’d see them flying through the air at Fuwairit Beach like super heroes!!! After speaking to a few women who kite surf, I thought it possible too! For my 47th birthday, Michael bought me kite surfing equipment! And so my journey began with beginner lessons at…