Our five year adventure in Doha, Qatarended 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!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
You Have Questions, I Have Answers
They might not always be what you want to hear, but trust me, I always have something to say.
I have to admit I'm a bit excited today. David and I have a date to meet a Doha newbie that I have been corresponding with via email for the last several months. She ran across my blog one day and emailed me with questions regarding living conditions that she would encounter while doing a temporary assignment in an unknown land. Her concerns ranged from banking to safety to clothing to reality t.v. to manicures to biking to surfing (yes, like catching a wave!) to wi-fi to medicines. I'm in my element when fielding such questions. I totally understand all these concerns and many more when moving to a country that doesn't even know the rules about having a "u" follow the "q". Speaking of following queues, they don't do that, either. Ah, another day. My goal is to answer these questions as objectively as possible and to avoid any misconceptions that Qatar is a Utopia. I know I might convey it that way at times, but I have a way of fooling myself so that I can stay in that happy bubble that I so love to live. To sum up how I really feel about living here, I'll answer a question recently posed to me by another reader. "Would you do it, gain?" Heck, yeah. Anywho, I'm anxious to meet up with my pen pal to get not only her take on her new adventure, but also to find out if my answers met the reality of her encounters thus far. Next, looking forward to fielding your questions.
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