For the fifth consecutive year, I’m celebrating the yuletide here in the sandpit and away from home. Some of you who have never stepped foot in this part of the world may think that Christmas in the desert is not the same as in the Philippines or Europe or in the US. It may be true to some extent (Qatar is a Muslim country so Christmas is not really considered a holiday—yes, we work on Christmas…and New Year’s too) but most of the things you enjoy or traditions you do back home to make this season memorable can be replicated here as well.
Oh, and cheat week (month is more precise?) is enforced. Yay for turkey!
Dinner at the Mestarihis
(Early) Media Noche Feast at Sabai Thai
The lobby at Westin Doha.
And then, gluttony (I love my Asian food).
Care for some papaya salad?
Night Out at the Souq
Shisha? Turkish coffee? Souq? Sign me up!
It was a great week despite the fact that I was alone at home—a first in five years I’ve been staying in Doha. I would have gone out more, maybe visited some museums, but I was too lazy. Must be the weather. LOL. I had fun and I hope everyone enjoyed theirs as well.