Travel Blogs from Doha, Qatar

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Training Day 1, Doha, Qatar travel blog

Training Day 1

A travel blog entry by monicaalfonzo

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... participants were really an excited bunch of interpreters. Its exciting because they will be the first trained Medical Interpreters in Qatar. They are like sponges, they are soaking up all of the information that we have. We ended our training at ...

Wine and Food, Doha, Qatar travel blog

Wine and Food

A travel blog entry by silverfox41

... ' wine. What will it be like in another 5 years!! Do I have to get off this flight!!!!! Wines and beer purchased at Qatar Distribution Company 11/05/2006. There is only one liquour outlet in Qatar. You need to have a drinking licence to buy ...

Madrid-Doha-Bombay, Doha, Qatar travel blog

Madrid-Doha-Bombay

A travel blog entry by raquel_chiel

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... selection of 50+ films, TV-series and computergames has me on the edge of my seat until we reach Doha 7 hours later. Doha airport is spectacularly dull. There is nothing hinting at local culture beside the obvious willingness to consider the trade-off ...

Life is just too funny sometimes, Doha, Qatar travel blog

Life is just too funny sometimes

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

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... hour in the expensive store to find a solution for getting about town.  I hope Salthar also knows how to go to the northern villages so I can see a bit of Qatar besides just Doha.  And yes, I bought lots of water and a very high SPF ...

Where the boys are!!, Doha, Qatar travel blog

Where the boys are!!

A travel blog entry by ybnrml

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You ever heard of the movie "Where the boys are?"  I felt that I had taken a step in to this movie on this day.  Crazy I know but true! Farah and I were invited for an outing to the "Camp" at Ras Laffan City.  This is where all the folks ...

Christmas Party at Inge's, Doha, Qatar travel blog

Christmas Party at Inge's

A travel blog entry by ybnrml

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... home to celebrate Christmas and get in the Christmas spirit.  She has a small gathering of friends since folks will be leaving Qatar for the Christmas Holiday.  It has been a full weekend with Thursdays trip to Ras Laffan, the Gala on Friday ...

Flight to Doha, Doha, Qatar travel blog

Flight to Doha

A travel blog entry by jackandhenrik

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... we were on our honeymoon, instead we got a raised eyebrow, this was going to be an interesting journey. First impressions of Qatar airlines are fairly positive. We were welcomed with an illegally hot face towel which only made Jack's shaven baby face look ...

Now I have company!, Doha, Qatar travel blog

Now I have company!

A travel blog entry by ybnrml

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Today I received Ava the cat.  Ava belongs to Lisa who is relocating to Dubai.  Since I was kinda lonely missing my babe and my cat Sissy, I took on Ava.  She is the sweetest cat.  I am so excited to have her I hope we will get ...

TO DOHA, Doha, United Arab Emirates travel blog

TO DOHA

A travel blog entry by jonnytheroth

I got to my stop over, Doha, a sterile airport as usual. Interestingly they only seem to have concrete and sand ...

Falcon Surgery - To Fly Again, Doha, Qatar travel blog

Falcon Surgery - To Fly Again

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

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    This morning I had my driver take me to the Qatar Falcon Center.  From the guidebook, it sounded like a place where men came to look at falcons and possibly purchase them.  From the actual experience it was a whole heck ...

My Babe is gone!, Doha, Qatar travel blog

My Babe is gone!

A travel blog entry by ybnrml

,,,,,after a wonderful Overnight Safari trip and another dinner at the Lebanese restaurant on the Pearl Frank left today.  I am sad.  I will miss him and my friends and family at Thanksgiving.  I will make my plans to go home for the ...

Thanksgiving Celebration, Doha, Qatar travel blog

Thanksgiving Celebration

A travel blog entry by ybnrml

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... action, laughter and fun.  And...............no American Football!  Seems the download did not work, this the usual issues here in Qatar when it comes to Football.  I will continue on the quest of obtaining a way to watch! I am thankful for ...

Quiet time at beach on the Pearl, Doha, Qatar travel blog

Quiet time at beach on the Pearl

A travel blog entry by ybnrml

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... at the beach on the Pearl.  Afterall it is still my "Thanksgiving holiday"  even though it is just another weekend in Qatar.  We endulge in viewing the mega yachts up close and take the water taxi to the beach.  The water is extremely ...

Culture of Qatar and Moonlight Cruise on a Dhow, Doha, Qatar travel blog

Culture of Qatar and Moonlight Cruise on a Dhow

A travel blog entry by monicaalfonzo

... air on the bay was a bit cooler and for the first time we were able to sit outside without sweating. If you go to Qatar, I recommend this relaxing cruise. Tomorrow, we are going to the sand dunes and hopefully ride a camel. It is our day off from ...

Arrived!, Doha, Qatar travel blog

Arrived!

A travel blog entry by ybnrml

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... not easy.  Leaving my babe and watching him drive off was probably the hardest part of this assignment.  On to the Qatar Airways check in counter without a glitch and through security I went.  While waiting in the lounge, I happened to see ...

The Doha 20, Doha, Qatar travel blog

The Doha 20

A travel blog entry by beyondwpg

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... … no matter where one is in the world, one must eat. I'm not sure I’ve found any particular dishes unique to Qatar but dining options abound.  I think the closest things I’ve found to a regional dish are Arabic sweets.  Usually ...

Australia Day and Qatar Masters Golf, Doha, Qatar travel blog

Australia Day and Qatar Masters Golf

A travel blog entry by silverfox41

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Australia Day Australia Day in Doha was pretty busy. Went to the Qatar Masters Golf in the morning/afternoon and then went to Rydges for a pizza dinner and a dance and rink at the Legends Bar. The bar area at the golf was decked out in Australian ...

Desert Roses and Sink Hole, Doha, Qatar travel blog

Desert Roses and Sink Hole

A travel blog entry by ybnrml

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... kind of fun is right up my alley, so I graciously accept a day out to dig for "Desert Roses" and a visit to one of many Qatar sinkholes.  Who invites us?  Inge and Ignos of course!  I worry that I will never be able to repay them for the ...

Sand and sun... lots of both, Doha, Qatar travel blog

Sand and sun... lots of both

A travel blog entry by gapostol

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... the U.S., G. doesn't) but this was the only thing we could do for free in an air-conditioned environment.  The bottom line? Qatar is a more interesting country that some of the blogs here would make you think but one needs to be aware of several ...

Hamad Hospital, Doha, Qatar travel blog

Hamad Hospital

A travel blog entry by ybnrml

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... ON ME! (FROWN) I know this is a long blog, but felt it was important to describe this crazy experience, yes, I came back to Qatar, yes I saw doctors in Houston, and yes I am fine.  The result.  Virus caused the vomiting and diarrhea and caused ...

zwischenstop und 3h aufenthalt in Doha, Doha, Qatar travel blog

zwischenstop und 3h aufenthalt in Doha

A travel blog entry by oscarwild

3 stunden zwischen scheichs und verschleierten maedels ...

Achievement Unlocked: Puppetmaster, Doha, Qatar travel blog

Achievement Unlocked: Puppetmaster

A travel blog entry by ifranz

So here I am at Doha airport and it's time to get in shape for the last intercontinental flight of this journey. Had the brilliant idea to spend the last hours in Kathmandu looking for interesting ways of getting rid of my last rupees, somehow worked ...

Passport?  Check.  Stamp in Passport?  Shit......, Doha, Qatar travel blog

Passport? Check. Stamp in Passport? Shit......

A travel blog entry by shaunna

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... off.  B-a-d mistake!  Apparently you can be arrested, deported, and fined for not getting your passport stamped when you leave Qatar.  It's not just a threat, it's actually happened.  I know a guy who knows a guy who's friend it ...

Sacrifice, Umm az Zubār, Qatar travel blog

Sacrifice

A travel blog entry by stevetrautwein

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... of their country.  And when somebody is killed in the Middle East, the road home usually goes through Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar.  When they arrive at the base, there is an announcement for a Fallen Warrior ceremony.  This is not a rare ...

On my way home., Qatar Airport, Qatar travel blog

On my way home.

A travel blog entry by hollister

 Just a quick entry to let everyone know that I will be at home at home for about 4 weeks from tomorrow. I had some sad news about a close family member and so am going to spend some time with my family.    I'll be on my old number again ...

The Wealthy Kingdom of the Middle East, Doha, Qatar travel blog

The Wealthy Kingdom of the Middle East

A travel blog entry by jhnlee

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... excitement had more or less been abated by the long hour flight. After the 7 hours of broken sleep on the plane, we arrived DohaQatar while still dawn for our transit to Alexandria - Egypt. With 8 hours spare time on hand, we decided to join for ...

Doha... Tash is tired, Doha, Qatar travel blog

Doha... Tash is tired

A travel blog entry by cantsitstill

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... desert was pretty cool (check out all of Dan's photos once we get them up). A word of warning... don't plan to arrive at Doha airport in the hopes of being able to get cash out with an international plus card!  For some silly reason the ATM's ...

Doha Bay and Souq Waqif, Doha, Qatar travel blog

Doha Bay and Souq Waqif

A travel blog entry by travelingdiva

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... end up eating until 1pm. We started our late morning by walking to the Corniche and then up a long road that juts out into Doha Bay. According to Lonely Planet, at the end of the road, where the pavement meets the sea, there sits their top pick ...

Reflections on Nepal, Hello Doha, Doha, Qatar travel blog

Reflections on Nepal, Hello Doha

A travel blog entry by jimmyandkristen

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... . I watched 4 episodes of Scrubs on the plane, in honor of Lloyd and the Wolverines.  Qatar Airways is SO nice. And then we got to Doha.  Holy shit, major culture/time/space continuum shock.  Sweaty sticky Kathmandu to the ...

Driving Mr. Mark, Doha, Qatar travel blog

Driving Mr. Mark

A travel blog entry by beyondwpg

... able to talk some sense into the officer with his basic Arabic.  He explains that he came from Bahrain and received his Qatar license by showing his Bahrain license and this should be the same for his Canadian friend here.  The officer replied; ...

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