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…

Into the Insanity of Two Weeks to Leave The State of Qatar

My husband’s contract was not renewed and given 2 weeks to repatriate back to Canada. For three of these fourteen days, I was in India. During these three days in India I resigned from my job at the American School of Doha (ASD) and started the logistics of our travel plans from the date we…

Qatar to India – Upgraded to Business Class on Qatar Airways!!

Some airlines – being upgraded to Business Class means more leg room and better food!  Not with Qatar Airways!!  Compared to Economy seating – this was first class all the way! The flight from Doha to Cochin was jammed packed – and lucky me, I was upgraded to Business Class! To me, this was a…

The Avatars’ Final Practice Together

With Adrian, the other guitarist, leaving Qatar, The Avatars had their final practice together.  Adrian’s leaving was the final push for Michael to end the band. He was becoming weary of the amount of time it takes to manage a band of expats; band members are extremely busy, follow different work schedules therefore making practices…

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

Al Bidda Park – Qatar’s First Dog Friendly Park 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…

There is a Big Gold Thumb in Souq Waqif!

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