After 3 months in Doha, my boyfriend is finally home. Time really flew, and I had the amazing opportunity to visit him not once but twice! In my previous blog post, I wrote a bit about Doha, so here I would just like to do a quick best and worst of Doha.
- A highlight for me was, without a doubt, our two visits to Spice Market at W Doha Hotel & Residences. Great drinks that came with popcorn and a free small appetizer (I recommend the chicken samosas!!) and an awesome 3 course dinner (their supper club offer). Great, cozy place and very welcoming staff.
- And speaking of popcorn... I just loved how every drink came with bottomless popcorn! Maybe it's just me...
- That any time of the day, you can go to the pool.
- The Museum of Islamic Art, the Souq and Katara Cultural Village.
- Baba Chapatea - and they deliver. Try the kheema! Nuff said!
- The heat! I know, I know... I am Danish, so you will say I am just not used to such warm weather. That is true, but my boyfriend who is Kenyan thought it was too hot as well. 40+ degrees C is like sticking your head in an oven - and airconditioning just messes with your body!
- Traffic. People drive like they have a death wish.
- The level of service. I don't mean that service was bad. The level of service was actually too high to the point it felt like waiters were afraid to even look you in the eye. I am sure they must experience very, very picky customers. But I felt most of them had been robbed of any trace of humor and personality, and I found that a bit sad. We are all just people after all and should be able to share a laugh.
- I am sure I will offend people now, but the kids... oh my gosh the kids... Never have I seen so many hissy fits and tantrums everywhere and anywhere in.... my... entire... life! And so many tired nannies who had to put up with 5-year-old bosses!
- The prices and the spending. It was just insane. Prices were sky high and the people who could afford living it up did it big time... celebrating Eid and buying lamborghinis. It was quite the experience.
So should I go to Doha?
Of course you should! Try something different, another world, another way of living. Save up a little first though... just a friendly piece of advice ;-)