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Understanding the shopping pysche of an expat (or, why Shamozal has 2,000 unopened condoms)

Kirsty (also known as @shamozal) at 4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle touched on a topic today that is near and dear to many expats’ hearts: stuff. Specifically, imported stuff. Why do expats complain...

Doha’s food scene – yay or nay?

For David Roberts over at The Gulf Blog, great food choices in Qatar are few and far between. He writes: I live my life according to what’s next to munch. Food is important to...

I am Twestival and so can you

I started tweeting about two years ago, when the Qatar Twitterati community was a teensy tiny group. Now, there are hundreds if not thousands of us on here, facilitating the creation of a virtual reality...

Fly By

That does *not* appear to be commercial aircraft. Can hear lots of them flying over our place near the Diplomatic Area. But could be a cargo plane? sybsmusings: Looking through my windshield driving down Airport Rd in...

Doha: Kalashnikovs at Dawn

Doha: Kalashnikovs at DawnThat is one bizarre tale! samanthajmanniex: Some of you may not know that the average Qatari family keeps at least one machine gun in their home. I learnt this fact during a long...

Wikileaks: Qatar solicits $1 billion, angering oil companies

A new Wikileaks cable shows that in 2008, Qatar angered oil companies by asking for $1 billion in donations for its new Sidra Medical Center. Qatar is one of the world’s richest countries in terms...
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