Nova Scotia, Canada – Home After 4 Years in Qatar

Coming home meant a continuum of emotions, along with lots of to-do lists, as we became Canadian residents again while starting our life here with everything we gained in Qatar. Settling into 5th Wheel Living This was a rigamarole of making our way through campsites until we finally found what we were looking for: free….

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…

Breakfast With Mai – Saying Goodbye For Now….

I wanted to give Mai her own blog because of my four years in Qatar, with only two Qatari women did I established a friendship with –  Mai was one of them. I don’t want to offend any Qatari who reads this because I don’t want to sweep the generalization brush.  However, my experience, my…

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…