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, November 9, 2009


It has come to my attention that David Beckham won't be gracing us with his presence for this Saturday's friendly match between England and Brazil here in Doha. Not to worry, I plan on it being a lot of fun, nonetheless. It will be my first big league soccer game to attend and his absence will not deter me. Besides my son says the player to watch on England's team is Wayne Rooney. That's good to know, because truth be told, I have about zero knowledge of what's going on in the "football" world. Other than that, Shea told me to hope for Peter Crouch to score for England, so that I can be entertained by some robotic dance he's known for. Go Pete!


Qatar World Cup Bid 2022...yes, I did say 2022. Banners, billboards, advertisements everywhere regarding this event. Their mantra is "Expect Amazing". It will be if they can keep up with the pace that their media blitz is working at. My gosh, their logos are infiltrating Doha like Alfred Hitchcock's, "The Birds". Thank goodness that FIFA will be announcing the winning host on December 2, 2010. Good luck with that, by the way! Somehow I don't think I'll still be in this fair country in 2022. Surely not.


My blog was given a shout out on Qatar Visitor's website listing the best blogs in Qatar! Woohoo. I'll have to decide if that's a reflection of the lack of literary prowess in the area or a true compliment. I'll take the latter. Thanks, guys!

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  1. WOW! Congrats on the Qatar Visitor blog posting!

  2. Congrats, Sybil!! That is fantastic! When your tour is over, I think you should start a "Life in Kyle" blog. :-)

  3. I agree with Fran...you certainly have a knack at it! Heck, why stop there...You should probably put all your blogs together and write a book!

  4. I like the "Life in Kyle" idea, there is so much in that area that would be worth blogging about! Congrats on being a best blog.

  5. Ah, thanks, people. You are all too kind. ...but, if really think so ;)


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