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Suq al Waqif Bird Market

As we were heading into the Suq al Waqif for breakfast Saturday morning (Yes! Several of the restaurants are open for breakfast!) we saw a man and his son, both carrying falcons.

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AdventureMan joked that they are hired by the administrators to walk around adding local color. We scoffed. Maybe someday, but for right now, these are still real people, with their own falcons. We know because our Kuwaiti visitor stopped them and asked about the falcons. They were so sweet and so delighted to tell us about their birds, and to allow us to photograph them:

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There was also a lively bird auction going on:

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What we love about the renovated market is that it is still a true market, where real people by daily items for use.

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October 15, 2009 Posted by | Adventure, Arts & Handicrafts, Community, Cultural, Doha, Eating Out, ExPat Life, Living Conditions, Local Lore, Photos, Qatar, Shopping, Social Issues | , | Leave a comment

More Jewels from the Doha Museum of Islamic Art

More guests, and another trip to the Doha Museum of Islamic Art. I never tire of the place. Most of all, when I walk in, I just take a deep breath, breathe in the serenity.

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It doesn’t hurt that there is also a wonderful, clean ladies room.

Every time we are there, we see something new and wonderful, something that was there, but we hadn’t noticed before. Here are some things I saw this time:

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October 15, 2009 Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, Customer Service, Doha, ExPat Life, Living Conditions, Public Art, Qatar | 4 Comments