2 Nights in Qatar

On my way to and from Vietnam for The Deaf Dream, I was able to spend two nights in Qatar. As an avid journal-writer, I’ll just use my journal posts to tell of my thoughts at that time. 🙂

Gorgeous, dusty sunset over Baghdad.

Gorgeous, dusty sunset over Baghdad.

11 June 2013
I’m on my flight from Munich to Qatar to Vietnam!
 
We’re flying over huge mountain ranges. I flew over Romania, the Black Sea, Turkey, and Baghdad! The landscapes are interesting: dry mountains with lakes between. It’s dusty outside, making the sunset gorgeous like at home in Arizona.
 
Watched “An Affair to Remember.” I remember watching this with my Aunt Kelly and cousins in Thatcher. I totally got teary at the end. 🙂
 
The amazing Qatari skyline. My camera didn't work unfortunately, so this pic is from qatariadventures.blogspot.com

The amazing Qatari skyline. My camera didn’t work unfortunately, so this pic is from qatariadventures.blogspot.com

12 June 2013
I am now in QATAR!!! It is hot, windy and dusty. The dust makes the lights blurry and really pretty at night (even though I felt like I wasn’t wearing my glasses). I wish I could see it in the daytime but I have a feeling it will look like an even more dismal Phoenix. 🙂 I can’t believe I’m here—in the middle east for my first time!
 
Crazy to think that Qatar is my 22nd country. I set my goal of 50 countries when I was in high school and I’m almost half way! I’m so blessed that I’m traveling yet again. I grateful to be healthy and capable of pursuing these dreams. After all the dreaming, it’s happening one day, one goal, one country at a time…
 
The only picture that turned out of me in Qatar; standing at the bus :)

The only picture that turned out of me in Qatar; standing at the bus :)

On the way back I was able to see the incredible night skyline of Qatar. The building lights, similar to Hong Kong or Shanghai, give a light show at night. I was in awe by the wealth of this small country.

I flew with Qatari Airlines this trip and had the best flying experience ever. (And I have flown a lot!!!) They fed me really well, provided old classic movies, and treated me like I was their top customer (even though I am economy flyer 🙂 ). Also, Doha Airport had beds that you can sleep on in the airport for cheap prices (rather than leaving and finding a hostel for a few hours at night). It made for a great overnight flight experience (and the cheapest). Haha, I guess this sounds like an advertisement, but it’s not—I just really want to fly with them again. 🙂

DOHA Airport; Most Sleep Friendly Airport :)

DOHA Airport; Most Sleep Friendly Airport :)

Questions come with traveling. While in the airport, I wrote the following thoughts. I’d love to hear your respectful thoughts/comments on this topic too! 🙂

12 June 2013 Continued:
Looking at so many women in FULL black Muslim apparel and I respect their decision to show their religious devotion in this way. However, I do get a little annoyed when I see many of their husbands dressed in Western clothes; t-shirts and blue jeans. Why don’t they show their devotion to God in that way? Why don’t the men “reserve” themselves for their wives? I think about my own religious beliefs and clothing and was grateful both men and women cover themselves equally. Just lots of thoughts as I observe 🙂 I want to read more about this topic so that I can understand their religious culture better!
 

While flying home over India, we flew through a lightening storm. It was absolutely breath-taking and one of the most beautiful sights of my life!

Took this with my Canon T3i. Absolutely breath-taking.

Took this with my Canon Rebel T3i. Absolutely breath-taking view. The lightening was striking between the “ceiling” and “floor” of the clouds.

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0 Responses to 2 Nights in Qatar

  1. Priyanka D says:

    Hey….what you’re trying to do in life seems totally cool. 🙂 Btw, I’m planning a quick visit to Qatar in a couple of months….just wanted to know what the place is like. Is it safe to travel there alone?

    • Destiny says:

      Hello Priyanka D! Thanks for reading 🙂 When I traveled, I was with the bus or groups of people so I’m not the best person to answer your question. HOWEVER, I think you would love this blog qatariadventures.blogspot.com of Americans who lived there for a couple of years. They would be the perfect people to ask! 🙂 Good luck on your adventures Priyanka D! 😀

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