Saddam the Falcon

This is International Week at work.  There are two traditional Arab tents set up on campus, with a falcon at each one.  I was lucky to have spent some time with one falcon named Saddam. This falcon was purchased in Iraq, and is about a year old.   I didn’t ask how much Saddam cost…

22˚C and This Canadian Gal Turns on the Heat!

This morning at 6:05am, I sat in the car to leave for work; and as I do every morning I prepare with the same routine: Turn on car Turn on air conditioning Put on lip gloss Put on sunglasses Turn on radio Drive to work But when I started Step 2…..I paused…..realized I was chilled….and…

Home

After 6 weeks in Canada, I’m now home in Qatar. Home. This summer I felt homeless because Michael and I didn’t have our own space.  Our own place where we could retreat to to recharge, refresh and exhale.  While we’ve been fortunate enough to rent space that has felt like a home, it didn’t have…

Arabian Afternoons – An Afternoon at Souq Waqif Doha, Qatar

I enjoyed an afternoon at the Souq Waqif . This is one of my favorite hang out places. I arrived hours before most shops opened and walked in the heat of the midday sun deciding on where to have lunch. I decided on Syrian food, at Damasca One restaurant. I sat upstairs with the intention of smoking…

The Private, Luxury Car Collection of the Alfardan Family, Qatar

Afforded a class trip to visit the private Alfarden car collection, this was a once and a lifetime opportunity to view luxury vehicles of the elite.  The Alfarden 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…

Chi Al Shaqab

This blog is dedicated to Liz!!! Liz, I thought of you and our time spent at your family’s farm with your horses!!  Those times meant SO much to me!!!!!!!  I know how much you love horses and I dedicate this blog to you!!!!!!!  xoxo ps…..yes you, Liz Hardy just in case you weren’t sure!!!  LoL!!!!…

Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal

Tonight at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Day Six of the ATP World Tour Qatar Exxonmobil Open happened at Centre Court! The Singles Final Game was the Number One ranking tennis player in the world against the Fifth ranking tennis player in the world!!  And add to the excitement that both have split…

West Bay at Night!!!

Even after 3 months, I’m still in awe of how beautiful the towers of West Bay are at night!!!! Last night a few of the towers were lit for National Day!!! Love, Stephanie  xo  

Towers of West Bay, Doha

There are MANY beautifully designed towers and buildings here in Doha!!! Here are pictures of a few…… Enjoy!!!! Love, Stephanie  xo