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I think this is day 16.We arrived in Doha, Qatar yesterday about 2pm. What a contrast from Kathmandu, one of the poorest cities in the poorest country. Qatar might be the richest. Michael is going nuts over the construction in this city. It looks like more high rises under construction than currently occupied. This is a killer of a skyline. As in …
Before heading to the airport I had to stop at the health clinic in Istanbul for a yellow fever vaccination. Why? Because I decided to go to Ethiopia after Yemen. All the guidebooks and internet info stated that a yellow fever vaccination certificate was required to enter Ethiopia. Since I made the change to my itinerary, I was committed. The …
... and I didn't do much loing around. I took a few photos of the condos and yachts, but it isn't like I am ever going to be buying property here, so figured no point in wasting too much time. LOL
The final stop on the tour was to Souq Wafik or Doha market. This is an old style market with stalls and stalls of fabrics, scarves, perfumes, traditional dress wear, sandals, baskets, mats, knives and swords, brass and bronze, ...
... is a mystery to us.
Our next stop was to The Pearl Qatar. This is where non-citizens can own property. However, as we were unloading from the bus, an elderly gentleman missed step and fell. He gashed his forehead badly and we all needed to get back to the ship. They were offered a cab ride back, but chose the bus instead. This ended our tour.
Our guide did not know of the man's fall, only when a fellow passenger yelled at him to stop, did ...
... at first thinking that under the abaya what ladies wear are long colourful dresses with no style or design at all. How wrong I was! The first lady I saw was in her tiny pair of jeans and an expensive blouse, laden in crystals.
Abayas come in every cut and design conceivable nowadays and they are worn as a form of liberation and not a form of oppression as many might think.
There are abayas for different occasions just like with the ...
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