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 [...]
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.
Below is my original piece for Doha News and their Ramadan Diary. As I’ve said, due to a timing conflict, this is not what I submitted. You can view my reviewed, published piece here. I find it quite funny that I wrote this before Ramadan started. It’s so perky and optimistic! I still believe it’s true, I’m [...]
A few weeks ago I was invited by Doha News to write a guest post for their Ramadan Diary feature. The brief was: “We are looking for anecdotes, thoughts, reflections, experiences on Ramadan. The experiences/thoughts can be good/bad/black/white/gray and come from non-Muslims and Muslims”. So pretty broad, really. I originally wrote a piece about my [...]
Many see Ramadan as a Muslim thing. Sure, expats living in Middle Eastern countries are affected somewhat, but when compared to those who are fasting, the adjustments we have to make can’t really compare. Most people are happy to leave it like that. Not Brooke. An Aussie girl who’s lived here for 4 years, she [...]
Images top left to right: The outskirts of Doha – all vacant lands and dust; Tea; Typical Qatari design. Taken below Souq Waqif; A screen hiding a cafe during Ramadan; Ramadan Tent during the Ramadan Festival, Katara; Seating at Katara; A cushion from the Swalif exhibition, Mathaf Modern Museum; Aspetar Hospital; A familiar sign in [...]