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  • Hassle Free Qatar After looking at options when booking my trip to India, it appeared the best route was to fly Qatar Airways via Doha. Never missing an opportunity for a bit of extra exploration of a new c Posted by kmmk17 in World Travels 🌍 | Jan 16, 2016
  • Day 1 in QatarWe touched down in Dubai as the dawn broke to find rather a damp,cold and grey day so we rather unexpectedly put back a layer of clothing. A quick coffee before our connecting flight to Doha kept us going Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Feb 20, 2017
  • Day 2 in Qatar...an Iraqi dayHaving scoured the web to find things to do in Qatar we found out that there was a museum of modern art with a free bus shuttle to the Museum of Islamic art,a building which dominates the shore overlooking the Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Feb 21, 2017
  • Day 3 Qatar...more cultureSince our last visit to Doha an old run down area close to the souk was in the process of being redeveloped into a more eco friendly environment and interchange for the the new metro system. Last time we were Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Feb 22, 2017
  • Burma BoundAfter the excesses of last night we had a quiet morning relaxing until we took a taxi to the Pearl for a walk amongst the boats before a mexican meal sitting outside as the weather has finally warmed up. As Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Feb 23, 2017
  • Qatar day 1we had a poolside morning in Angharad's accommodation. conveniently it's located under one of the apartments so somewhat shaded. in the afternoon we went to the park at the end of the corniche and by the Museum of Islamic art. Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 8, 2016
  • Qatar day 2today is the day we have been anxiously awaiting....getting our Iranian visa! 3 months ago we submitted our application on line and have been nervously waiting for approval. last week in Dubai we received approval and just hoped there wouldn't Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 9, 2016
  • Qatar day 3this morning we went back to the Iranian embassy to pick up our passports with their new shiny visas. the man behind the screen waved at me to come forward and jump the queue to give them to us and Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 10, 2016
  • Qatar day 4another morning spent by the pool before we went to the Sheraton park at the western end of the corniche. a floating museum in an old barge contained some historical artefacts from old Doha and a display of scale models Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 11, 2016
  • Qatar day 5it was a bit cloudy and with a threat of rain so we decided to go to a mall we hadn't been to before,the Torch - a big tower shaped like a torch that stands all alone in a sports Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 12, 2016
  • Qatar day 6another warm and sunny morning spent by the pool,we even had a few desultory rain drops for a few seconds. however later on it was a different matter altogether. we had booked dinner at the Gordon Ramsey restaurant at the Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 13, 2016
  • Qatar,the final dayFriday is the day of rest in the Islamic world so here in Qatar the expat tradition is to go and have a brunch in a 5* hotel. as Angharad had a 50% off voucher we went to the intercontinental Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 14, 2016
  • Qatar to Irana very early start to catch our plane after a tearful farewell to Angharad. it was so early that the roads were very quiet and the check in/security was done and dusted in double quick time. there was time for Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 15, 2016
  • Marks and spencersthis morning we found that the Doha m & s is even nearer to angharad's than the one to us in Southampton. Kate was in heaven! Kevin was with us as due to an important gulf country conference his site Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Dec 8, 2014
  • Success at the mallAs this was our last night in angharad's compound we decided to eat in. Our first dinner had been a Christmassy affair and tonight was more an eastery meal as Kevin had purchased a leg of lamb. Qatar national day Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Dec 9, 2014
  • Oh no not again!arrived at the MIA for a second attempt to visit the museum of Islamic art to find it shut again! Thankfully it opened at noon so another unplanned visit to the souk for a drink in the shade amongst the Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Dec 10, 2014
  • Sand dune bashingAn early start this morning for a southerly drive for a 4x4 dune bashing roller coaster ride in the desert,passing on our way the oil and gas plants that are the source of the wealth of this tiny promontory half Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Dec 11, 2014
  • Living the lifetoday is five star day. we had breakfast on our balcony with the guardian quiz (11 out 15 right today) and then down to the pool area for some rays and a swim. Angharad came to collect us and it Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Dec 12, 2014
  • Indolence is blissMorning spent by the pool in the uninterrupted sunshine with a few airforce jets to disturb the peace. On the balance of probabilities they were practicing for next week's national day celebrations but could quite easily have been on a Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Dec 13, 2014
  • A habit and a hobbitWe have a healthy habit ,another day spent sunbathing and swimming,this time on the hotel private beach bordered by some beautifully manicured gardens. whilst swimming we saw a ray in the water the size of a dinner plate,he was more Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Dec 14, 2014
  • Beach or pool?We chose the pool as less of a breeze than on the beach. The airforce were still practicing as we read the paper on our iPads before a refreshingly cold dip. We unashamedly used a discount voucher in the hotel Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Dec 15, 2014
  • Time to move onafter the luxury of the grand Hyatt it was time to pay our bill making sure we weren't billed for the minibar as it was one of those that activates if you knock a bottle out of place which we Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Dec 16, 2014
  • The Souk DohaAfter a swim in the pool in the compound we went to explore the souk. Just about the only buildings on a human scale here in Doha. Built in the last year or so on the site of the original Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Nov 29, 2014
  • Putting up the Christmas treeWhen we got up today it was raining so we felt as if we were back home. When we went to get the Christmas feast to celebrate the first day of advent we were pleased to see the young children Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Nov 30, 2014
  • The souktried to visit the Islamic art museum today but it was shut. haha so spent a couple of hours in the souk enjoying people watching and iced coffee. dinner was at a Turkish cafe in a garage forecourt. much better Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Dec 1, 2014
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