It’s been awhile since I threw a photo diary blog post out into the blogosphere. 🙂 I was browsing through some older photos that had been sitting on my computer and I came across some photos that I took while I was in Doha, Qatar. I had a super long pitstop there last year while I was on my way to Egypt and I had a chance to get out of the airport and explore the city a little. Sometimes long layovers for cheap flights can be a good thing! 😉 It was well worth the $20 visa to enter!
Doha was a little strange. I went during the Eid holiday so the place was literally a ghost town. It was a little eerie seeing all of these towering, new buildings with no one to be seen. The prettiest building ever was the Katara Cultural Village. I don’t know how to explain it, but those purple designs were so incredibly beautiful. I think the picture speaks for itself! 😉
Nothing was open, and sadly we resorted to eating at a McDonalds because we couldn’t find an open restaurant. That was a real personal letdown for me, haha. I wanted some authentic grub, not McDs!
I was lucky because my brother-in-law works in Qatar so he gave me a tour in his air conditioned car. Because it was freaking hot. Like, burn your face off hot. Totally unbearable! I think I would never leave my house if I lived here in the summer. It’s a shame because it’s so beautiful outside! The photos turned out so nice because it was so bright though!
The airport had a sleeping room which was so incredibly amazing. It was basically a whole bunch of recliners that you could nap in while you waited to catch your flight and nap I did! Every airport should have that!
It was a really beautiful city and you can tell it’s really wealthy in the capital… maybe I’ll visit again in the winter when it’s not so hot. 🙂