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Qatar Air Doha 1st Class Lounge

This is the jacuzzi for wearied women travellers . . .


Bring it ONNNNNN!

This is where you sleep if you have a couple hours to kill:


And this is where you eat – and the food is YUMMY:


You check in seated at a desk, then go through customs to the duty-free and the excalator upstairs. At the top of the stairs you are directed to the left for Business or the Right to the First Class Lounge.

From the moment you walk in, the atmosphere in the First Class Lounge is soothing and spa like. Sheets of cascading water down glass walls, ethereal soft music, and all watery colors. Easy to fall asleep, and it’s OK, because they come and get you, personally, when you need to board for your flight. Amazing. Kinda the ultimate.

Naaahhhh, I don’t travel first class all the time. Had to get someplace, weren’t any other tickets available. Enjoyed it all the way.

January 26, 2007 Posted by | Adventure, Cross Cultural, Customer Service, Doha, Eating Out, ExPat Life, Living Conditions, Lumix, Middle East, Photos, Qatar, Travel, Women's Issues | 9 Comments

In the Headlights: Added to the Blogroll

I don’t remember how I came across this blog, at some time in December, but I remember laughing my head off. After two months, I find that she still delights me every time I visit. Today at In the Headlights (a reference to a common English phrase “deer in the headlights” meaning that wild-eyed-I -don’t-know-what-to-do-next-so-I’ll-just-stand-here-frozen look) Riannan shares an e-mail from a friend with curmudgeonly rules for 2007, and earlier on the page, shares a site where you can have mittens, etc. knit out of your pet’s lost hair! Dying laughing.

(And no, she is not a relative of mine. I don’t know her! I just like her blog!)

This woman comes across some of the most amazing things. She, like me, is all over the map – salsa dancing, books, great recipes (the latest was Oven Baked Sesame Scallops, oh yum!), stories about friends, some of the funniest signs I have ever seen, and screwball ideas. She can give your day a lift.

January 26, 2007 Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Blogging, Books, Cooking, Random Musings, Relationships, Shopping, Social Issues, Uncategorized, Women's Issues | 2 Comments