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A day at the museum

Posted on November 30, 2015 by Sioux under General

  Although not huge by European museum standards, the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum in Qatar is certainly a fascinating place. Huge ornately carved solid wooden doors open up to one hall after another, each filled with a mix of relics; clothing & utensils of the time; paintings; sea going craft from the […]

Weekend time is play time….

Posted on by Sioux under Upcoming Trips

  Being as how I will be in London this weekend, I figure I may as well start test driving the pubs, and Covent Gardens is a brill place to start! With that in mind, the Nell Gwynne, one of Britian’s oldest pubs, is my first port-of-call! Apparently there has been a pub on this […]

In for the long haul

Posted on November 29, 2015 by Sioux under Green Door

  My last long haul flight for a while, I left Qatar at 9.30pm, economy class as it was only a 45minute flight, but due to time zones, I landed in Dubai 2 hours later!   A 3 hour layover in Dubai International made the Business Class bed a very welcome sight, and although the […]

An arrow

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Pick a road……any road….

Posted on by Sioux under General

  On my last but one day in Qatar, the kids decided to go travelling to places unexplored, by them or me. So, cooler box stacked with snacks, water & juice and GPS co-ordinates saved, off we went in a westerly direction, looking for what is known as ‘Film City’.   We literally travelled the […]

….we can always go….downtown….

Posted on November 26, 2015 by Sioux under General

  The fast growing city centre of Doha is a myriad of varied architecture styles. Zigzag shaped buildings; tall, straight skyscrapers with a giant metal ball looking like it is held aloft by the building sides alone make for stiff necks when walking around doing the tourist thing! Al Corniche, the main road running alongside […]

Let me take you by the hand…….

Posted on November 24, 2015 by Sioux under General

  Perhaps not quite the streets of London, but interesting nonetheless!   An early evening’s walk through a souq (market) alongside the beach, is the perfect way to unwind after a day’s work. Although the sun has set by 5pm, locals take full advantage of the coolness to enjoy the outdoors, with most shops only […]

When you talk

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Be yourself

Posted on November 22, 2015 by Sioux under Snippet

The need ……. for speed……

Posted on November 21, 2015 by Sioux under General

  With all this sand available, not going quad biking or 4×4 duning would be a waste! The favourite pastime in Qatar during winter is camping in the desert, and along with that comes the sport of dune racing.   Campsites are set up as soon as legalities allow (camping is banned during the summer […]