Here There and Everywhere

Expat wanderer

Palm Island

There used to be a resort out on Palm Island, with a couple restaurants, a swimming area, an amusement park and boats that took the trip out there and back every half hour or so. Now, it’s all gone, flattened. All that is left of Palm Island is this:

And it isn’t even a palm tree!

June 15, 2008 Posted by | Doha, ExPat Life, Living Conditions, Qatar | 5 Comments

Truck Loading in Doha

We don’t know what is in these huge sacks; we see the same in Kuwait and think it may be cement on the way to be mixed – or sand to mix with the cement. They are not secured. It may be that the sheer weight of whatever is inside glues it to the truck bed, but we don’t want to be anywhere near these trucks when they go around a sharp curve – or a roundabout.

Here is a close-up. You can see they are not secured in any visible way:

June 15, 2008 Posted by | Doha, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Qatar | 4 Comments

Doha Olympics 2016

Although Doha has been eliminated from the competition, the signs are still up, glorious signs. My favorite one is the woman archer:

Although I also like the joy of the young boy with the banner:

Is it just me, or do most of the women on the banners in Doha bear a resemblance to a young Sheika Mosa?

I love the Doha spirit. The 2016 Summer Olympics were a long shot, and Qatar took the chance. It was seriously considered. Not a lot you can do about the “searing” climate, and, unfortunately, it isn’t cold enough or snowy enough to be considered for the winter olympics, but they have some great golf and tennis tournaments, an a big bicycle tour in February.

June 15, 2008 Posted by | Doha, ExPat Life, Living Conditions, Qatar | 4 Comments