Our five year adventure in Doha, Qatar ended June 1, 2012, but the memories will always remain. It's back to Texas where I have decided...Qatar isn't cornering the market on "quirky", as I once believed. Thanks for opening my eyes to the world, Doha!

Monday, March 24, 2008

All Dressed Up with Somewhere to Go

Kristi & I had a "we" day (imagine that!) for Easter Sunday, which was really like Monday for us. David was off to work leaving us with no car. Kristi and I didn't even think about her being off on Sunday and forgot to reserve the car. We were stressing as there were no taxis or drivers available so I had to pull out all the stops. I called my friend Karen ( now aka taxi driver) to the rescue. She dropped us off at Landmark for none other than a shopping day. Fran, you're right shopping and eating are the past times in this country. It's a self proclaimed fact in Qatar. We had a little TGI Friday's, a little shopping and then a lot of Starbucks to revive us. While we were sipping on our lattes, I was looking out over the mall and noticed a sign that said "Paris Nails" and got all excited. Landmark is a one level mall, but this sign was up high and I had never seen it before. It's not like I haven't been to this mall fifty times or so since I've been here. Kristi and I both had been complaining about our feet and how we needed a pedicure. After a little navigating we found the entrance to this place, hidden in what is called Circus Land, a big carnival area (carousels included) for kids. (See the elephant above...that's in the entrance to Circus land. Kayla insisted on having her pic taken with the elephant while she was here earlier this month.) We took the stairway that led to a beautiful salon that provides manicures, pedicures, massages, haircuts and all the womanly needs imaginable. We both were pampered with soothing pedicures, but were demoted when a Qatari woman came in with her two children, each having their own nanny. We weren't really demoted, but we felt a bit slighted when she was brought hot tea on a silver platter, literally. Remember that caste system I mentioned in a post awhile back? Undaunted by being 2nd class expatriates, we made appointments for haircuts next week, along with more shopping, deciding that we just might need to get "dolled up" a bit. After all, it's now official, we're going to Bangkok and Phuket (pronounced poo-ket...careful!). We leave Friday, April 4th for this adventure, but don't worry we'll bring you along with us. :)


  1. Wow, now that you've found a spot to be pampered, I'll bet you're at the mall even MORE often.

  2. Lol...you are so intuitive!!


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