14 reasons to love Qatar

Qatar National Day

Happy Qatar National Day everyone! To celebrate this auspicious occasion I have compiled a list of some of the things to love about this lovely little boiling hot country.   Everyone calls you ‘Dear’ or ‘Habbibi’ You get to fly Qatar Airways everywhere, the BEST airline in the world! Limes are really cheap (about 15c each) You […]

3 reasons to get fit in Doha

Get Fit Doha

I don’t know about you, but I was a real sloth this summer. Any day of the week I could find a dozen reasons to not exercise. But now that winter’s on its way I’ve got no excuse. In fact, I’ve even found 3 great reasons to hit the treadmill. Health gurus are always trying […]

Event Volunteering in Qatar


  A common comment you might hear around the Qatar water coolers (aka Twitter) is that expats don’t meet enough a) new people, b) diverse people, c) local people. Luckily there is a solution: volunteering! There are heaps of volunteering opportunities in Doha and while I’m not going to go into them all just now, […]

My what’s on in Qatar calendar

This month in Qatar

I don’t know about you but I’m sick to death of : a) hearing about events after they’ve happened b) listening to my friends moan because they only hear about events after they’ve happened. So, rather than reporting events that are coming up this week, I’m compiling a list of every event I hear of […]

Vienna Boys Choir-last performance in Doha

Vienna Boys Choir Katara

Tonight is the final performance of the Vienna Boys Choir with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra at Katara. Go! There are a few tickets left via Virgin Megastore.  

A night at Katara

Katara Ampitheatre

Every now and then, Doha suprises me. It delivers me a little unexpected gift, like a loved one coming home with a bunch of flowers when it’s not Valentine’s Day. This happened to me once again last night. I was invited to the Katara Ampitheatre Grand Opening. After an airport style screening process, audiences were […]

Traditional Dhow Exhibition


The First Traditional Dhow Exhibition was

Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2011 Wrap Up

DTFF Outdoor Theatre


VCU Lecture Series: ‘Crossing Boundaries’

Crossing Boundaries Slide

Last week I went to a lecture at VCU which I think is definitely worth a mention. It was part of a series called ‘Crossing Boundaries’. VCU is a design-focused university so all of the talks will have an arty slant. I know nothing about art or design but I still found this talk really […]

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