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!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


If Qatar ever consulted OSHA, suffice it to say, havoc would be wreaked all over these fair lands. Scenes such as these are not rare in the least, but this one just consistently grabs my attention. I pass this rigged battery contraption scenario nearly everyday going towards D-Ring on Khafja Street. Yesterday, I was lucky enough for the traffic to be backed up (imagine that) and there it was striking a pose, daring me to take its picture. What the heck? As Ricky used to say (or not as I just found out!), "Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do".

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Oh, Wheelie?

No need for Qatar's Lusail International Circuit, we have Khafji street right here in Duhail to accommodate those with a need for speed and showmanship suicidal tendencies.

This was not a one time event as we've seen these same three guys on this same street performing these same stunts on every straightaway between the roundabouts, while the traffic builds behind them. One of them has a really sweet hot pink bike...he can run, but he can't disguise that ride. You will find these guys and others at any given moment at Landmark outside of TGI Friday's where all the "cool" bikes congregate.

Tom & Jerry recently spotted at Landmark

Pikachu spotted in the past

Update: "BATMAN" (sent in by @Vallath)

Update: Another friend sent me his blog post with Spiderman and Fendi bikes. Yes, the brand, FENDI. People around here go to all lengths to strut their stuff. On a side note, if I ever see one in Burberry, I will throw up. Check out @Kapilkb's blog at Earsplease.
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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Presenting: WAAD

Hold the press, I, yours truly, have received a special invitation to a Doha fashion event featuring custom abayas by Qatar's own designer, Waad Mohammed. Exciting and scary at the same time, as you don't have to remind me that I'm not a fashion aficionado. Oh, was I really wearing flip flops when you spotted me? Sorry, I am American, 'nuff said. Note, it did take an eight thousand mile move to tiny Qatar for me to become somewhat schooled in the areas of world class tennis, soccer (the other football), golf, kite boarding, symphonic orchestras, rally cars, power boating, etc, so now it's time for fashion. Looking forward to seeing what creativity and pizazz Waad brings to the region's traditional abaya. Did I mention that this special invitation also goes out to you?

Shhh, don't tell anyone...tell EVERYone!

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Saturday, March 10, 2012
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