Doha, Qatar
October 21, 2008, 5:04 am
Filed under: family, Travel, Uncategorized, Writing life | Tags: ,

Stopping over in Doha, Qatar on the way home was all my idea. I couldn’t resist the lure of the Middle East, the thought of those endlessly shifting sands and the flashing eyes of a golden skinned sheikh astride a powerful horse.

Did it live up to the fantasy? Oh yes, although admittedly sheikhs on horses were in short supply. Still, there were plenty of other exciting and different things to keep us amused. Here’s a selection of our photos, to give you a glimpse of this rapidly developing Arab state.

It’s an amazing place, hot, humid and dusty as the sands from a thousand construction sites turn the air gritty, but filled too with the most amazing scents and sounds. From the spice market with its perfumed stalls to the gold soukh with its fabulous 22 carat jewelery to the cluttered homeware stores with their elegant coffee pots and colourful lamp shades and dazzling chandeliers, Doha is like nothing I’ve ever seen before.

I hope you enjoy the photos!

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Love the pictures, Trish, both the literal and the ones painted with words. Thanks for sharing a glimpse into a fascinating world. Will be looking forward to your future stories and those shiekhs on horseback. 😉

Bron

Comment by Bronwyn Jameson

Hey Bron, isn’t it an interesting place? Will endeavour to find you a sheikh on horseback forthwith 🙂

Comment by Trish Morey




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