Driving in Qatar: Staying Sane

Staying sane

I’ve given my advice on how to get comfortable on the roads in Qatar (hint: practice!) in a previous blog post, but what should you do once you’re safely (ha!) in the saddle? How can you make it through the daily dash to work, the crawl to Carrefour or the Friday night fury? Here are […]

Newbie Tuesdays: Learning to drive in Qatar

Trucks in Doha

The driving conditions in Qatar are infamous, and rightly so. In fact, you are more likely to die in a vehicle accident in Qatar than from a stroke, according to a study published in 2014, which is the highest ratio in the world. So, that’s scary. And made more so by the fact that many […]

Drink Driving in Qatar. Just don’t.

Drink Driving

There comes a time in many people’s week (or let’s face it, day) when they need to relax, blow off some steam and have a nice glass of … grape juice. Or wheat juice. Or potato juice – whatever. If you are licensed, that juice may be drunk at home. That’s nice. But if you […]

Qatar in Pictures, December 2012

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Images top left to right:  Dhow Boat; Outdoor safety campaign on Al Waab St; Vintage cars at Sheikh Faisel Museum; Roof racks on B Ring road; Festive desserts on Qatar National Day; Fort walls; Rock formations near Al Thakira; Not sure what this photo is of!; A basil plant thriving on B Ring road.

Qatar in Pictures, August 2012

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Images top left to right: A wreck that haunts me every day; Eid chocolates, a gift from the Aspire Zone; Drinking water … yuk; A confusing ad when you don’t know what day Eid actually starts; 40 at 8.30 am; The vegetable section at Family Food Al Rayyan. I never know what anything is; The […]

9 Rules for Expats in Qatar

Rules Qatar

I have written a guest post for the Matador Network titled ‘9 Rules for Expats in Qatar’. I really enjoyed writing this piece and having a chuckle about the unusual rules we expats follow here. I think you can become so accustomed to them that you forget that they once seemed foreign. I know a lot of […]

Qatar in Pictures, July 2012

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Images top left to right: Soup and internet – there’s a lot of that during Ramadan!; Al Waab St; Graffiti; An abandoned shed; Dust; my guest post for yTravel Blog.

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