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Topsy Turvy Weather

Yesterday Seattle had a record breaking temperature of 103°F, tough for an area that gets so little extreme heat that few houses even have air conditioning. Today, with the continuing dust storm, Doha didn’t even break 100°F.

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July 31, 2009 Posted by | Doha, Qatar, Seattle, Weather | 4 Comments

Doha Changes

As well as the bulldozers razing entire areas, there are smaller changes taking place in Doha. A supermarket, The Q-Mart, open the first time I was living in Doha, and still open when I got here, has closed – for good – as the guard told us when we went to buy some produce. Q-Mart always had the best produce.

And when I went to show some visiting friends the Esphahan, the Iranian restaurant down at the Souq al Waqif, the door was closed tight and this sign was on the door:

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July 31, 2009 Posted by | Doha, ExPat Life, Hygiene, Living Conditions, Qatar, Shopping, Social Issues | 7 Comments