A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit a country that was so far off my radar I had no idea what to expect. Qatar, located in Western Asia surrounded by the Persian Gulf is one of the wealthiest countries in the region. The city of Doha looks like something out of Star Wars, but the strange thing is, there is hardly anybody there! I continued to observe this emptiness as I explored the area more. It was kind of creepy really. The whole city was like an abandoned theme park! Everything was brand new, state of the art, but the population is just not there. It’s as if they abide by the philosophy “if we build it, they will come”. The only exception was the mall after 10pm on a Thursday night. Thursday is Qatar’s equivalent to Friday, and there’s nothing like a good walk through the Mall after a long week. Thank goodness it’s Thursday!
I love exploring new places and experiences different cultures, and that is exactly what this trip was all about. I went dune bashing in the desert, swimming in the inland sea, sat on a camel, and eat some incredible meals. All and all I’d say it was a pretty great trip. My world just got a bit smaller…:)