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Living in Lego Land in Qatar

Living in Lego Land in Qatar

I live in Lego Land in the Land of Sand. Or to be more precise, my new-found home is in a compound in Qatar. Compounds in the Middle East are a far cry from the compounds of South Africa, areas that were set aside as single sex, living quarters for migrant workers,...
Christmas in Qatar

Christmas in Qatar

Christmas is a regular working day in the Middle East. The shops are open, business is ongoing, and heavy traffic continues to transverse Doha’s highways and byways. There’s no tinsel, Christmas lights or Bony M blasting out Mary’s Boy Child in the mega malls. There’s...
Camel (and car) racing in Qatar

Camel (and car) racing in Qatar

Sleek dromedaries pounding their way around a fenced and graded sandtrack, urged on by robotic jockeys and a cavalcade of hooting Land Cruisers … Welcome to camel racing in Doha, Qatar. It is a sight, and experience, never to be forgotten. If, like me, you harbour the...
World Cup gets ahead with head gear

World Cup gets ahead with head gear

The smiling police officer stopped the H. “Let me help you, Sir.” And he did. He fixed my bemused hubby’s Arabic headgear, his fan attire for the FIFA 2022 World Cup matches in Qatar. This small, unsolicited gesture randomly repeated time and again by strangers...

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