Drive to Qatar’s West Coast – Kayaking at Dukhan Beach!

This is a great drive because there is actual desert – dunes – not many and they’re tiny – but there are some ! As well, the landscape itself changes to include the amazing limestone formations! These are pictures about 40km west into my journey along the Dukhan Highway. This highway seems to have more…

And So it Begins….My Small Reiki Practice in Qatar!!

I’m so excited I can hardly contain my enthusiasm!!!!!  I’m going to post this just to share because I’m so excited!!!!  My Intro to Reiki session is unfolding to be the introduction of my small Reiki practice at Yama Yoga’s Al Waab Yoga Studio!!! This all started with a small idea that blossomed into this!!!!!!!!!…

Royal Thai Lady Spa – Best Thai Massage Ever!!

About once a week I go for an hour and a half Thai oil massage at the pink building!!!  The pink building is on AL Waab Street that is home to Royal Thai Lady Spa!  Men are not allowed in this pink building!  There is a Royal Thai Men Spa two buildings down. That building…

Kayaking the Al Thakira Mangroves

My kayaking adventure this weekend brought me to the northern coastal city of Al Khor. Here, I made my way to Al Thakira beach, my launching location to paddle the mangroves! On my way into Al Khor, I passed  Al Bayt Stadium – one of 6 stadiums being built for the 2022 FIFA World Cup….

Musical Fountain at Tawar Mall!

Another mall has opened in Qatar – Tawar Mall! Tawar Mall has five levels. It’s main centre is filled with a computer controlled water fountain! There is a section that replicates a souq!  Lots of little traditional arabic shops filled with perfumes, clothing, prayer beads….. Outside of the main food court on the fourth floor…

My New Inflatable Kayak!

I bought an inflatable kayak!!  It’s easy to inflate and deflate AND no roof rack required! Yesterday, Michael and I tried it out at Fuwairit Beach! Michael inflated the boat, so he deserved the honor of first paddle! My turn! Next  morning I was off to The Pearl for a paddle! First stop – a…

A Few Reasons I Love Living in Doha, Qatar!

I love driving among luxury cars such as Bentley, Rolls Royce, McLaren, Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini,  Mercedes Benz, Aston Martin, Maserati, Land Rovers and Range Rovers…. The public bathrooms in malls, hospitals, and the airport are always clean because someone’s job is to keep them that way! These guys!!  The Qatari Traditional Guards at Souq Waqif!!…

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…

Al Maroona Beach

Michael and I headed out early this morning to Maroona Beach! We later discovered a hole, dug by an unknown to us creature!  What’s missing are tracks to the hole, so maybe a snake?  But how does a snake dig a hole? Can you find the crab in each picture? Life is a beach!!!!! S,…

Iftar With A Qatari Family

This was an evening I was truly looking forward to! One of Michael’s students, Jassim invited us for Iftar, the breaking of the fast during Ramadan.  We arrived in what I’m coming to learn, a middle class Qatari family’s home.  All Qataris are set with substantial financial security, but there is a continuum, and the…

The Entertainer Blogger Award!

I have been nominated for the Entertainer Blogger Award!! This means a lot to me as blogging is the only form of social media I am on, therefore I’m not ‘out there’, get noticed as many bloggers do because I’m not on Facebook, Instagram, etc…. I was so excited My Dusty Flip-Flops nominated me!!  I love…

Garangao

Tonight is Garangao.  This is a traditional children’s party celebrated at Iftar (the breaking of the fast) on the 14th night of Ramadan, when half of the fasting month is over.  Garangao is celebrated in the Persian Gulf region.  There are Garangao celebrations all over Doha tonight where children sing special songs, visit neighbors and…

Michael the Qatari!

One afternoon, Michael’s student Jassim stopped by for a visit!  Michael decided he should change into his thobe and ghutra to match his guest!  Jassim helped Michael with the dressing details of cufflinks and headscarf.  Then these two Qatari’s (well one for sure!) enjoyed an afternoon chat! S, xo

Stingray Rescue!

An afternoon at Maroona beach ended up being an afternoon of environmental rescue!  Unfortunately, I have no pictures to share as I no longer have an underwater camera (that was always on my arms when in the water!) and my cell phone was not an option! I played on the waves on my air mattress,…

Why Play Is So Important Between Co-Workers!!

Because if I can play and have fun with coworkers, then I walk/work alongside them as friends. S, xoxoxoxoxoxo ps….plus, it is SO fun building pyramids!!!  Can you find me in there???  😀 pps….. this international pyramid is built of people from as far away as New Zealand to Canada, United States, Denmark, Spain…..and so…

Dukhan Beach

Today Michael and I drove across the country – from East to West – to hang out at Dukhan Beach. Driving on the #3 Highway – Dukhan Highway – there are a few sand dunes along the way. Arriving at Dukhan Beach: The beach…. Relaxing afternoon…. Stop in Dukhan for some Indian food: A perfect…

Moments – Work – Yes, It Is This Fun!!!

I love my job!!!! When your principal (he’s Canadian!!) jumps on a desk to dance!  Gonna miss you PW!!! Recess….. yes, a student is wearing a box on his head (it was MAPS testing week!  😉 ) Lunch: Sometimes there are no words….. Then there was this! The PTA Teacher & Staff Appreciation Lunch catered…