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  • Day1

    Adelaide to Qatar

    April 6 in Qatar

    Well, we survived the first plane trip relatively well. It was about 13 hours all up. We had an uneventful trip down to Adelaide and Grandpa and Grandma dropped us off at the airport after providing us with a light dinner. We saw a few other Christadelphians at the airport - Penns, Mees. Also had a quick chat to Auntie Ruth Gore who was there with Uncle Peter seeing off the Penns and a few others I didn’t know.

    Heidi was pretty good on the flight. She slept for about 7-8 hours. The others managed to score a spare row each after everyone had been seated so were able to lie down to sleep. I sat next to Heidi and kept an eye on her - she fell off the seat once. I had gone to the toilet and had to wait a while in line - on the way back was told by the hostess that people weren’t allowed to sleep on the floor - I said, who’s on the floor? “Your baby,” she said. Oops. She had rolled onto the floor. She looked quite comfortable but I had to put her back on the seat. I didn’t feel like a had a lot of sleep - I hate sleeping upright and being pregnant didn’t help. I swapped with Eli later on and managed to get a couple of hours.

    We didn’t spend long in Qatar before jumping on the next plane. We had just enough time to refresh ourselves and grab smoothie before finding the gate. Heidi has enjoyed going on a bus, train and plane as we were moved around the airport.
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  • Day312

    Qatar erreicht

    February 7 in Qatar

    Nach einem entspannten Flug und schönen Filmen, bin ich sicher gelandet. Nun folgt der längste Flug mit 13 Stunden 😑

    Es wird wärmer und ich bin der Zeit voraus 😉 Es ist schon 19.00 Uhr. Um 21.00 Uhr geht's weiter - yeah.

    Die Kleidung der Herren ist doch etwas gewöhnungsbedürftig 😉

  • Day2


    October 15, 2015 in Qatar

    Kleiner Zwischenstopp in der Hauptstadt von Qatar, eine Nacht am Flughafen geschlafen ... zumindest versucht, aber von der WM ist noch nichts zu merken ;)
    Die Größe des Flughafens ist aber schon krass, das ist Frankfurt ein Witz dagegen.

  • Day2

    One flight down 2 to go

    November 4, 2017 in Qatar

    First flight was weird to do such a long flight in day time. Needless to say I did not sleep at all.

    Some of the actual springboks were on our flight and they were also in cattle class (unexpected), times are tough even for them.

    Poor Dan Du Preez was wedged between me and Riaan van der Merwe, not the three smallest guys on the flight next to each other. At least the conversation was good which made the time fly by.

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  • Day10

    Stopover in Doha

    March 18, 2017 in Qatar

    Stopover in Qatar Doha before we start the final leg of our amazing journey around the world.

    This airport is spectacularly fancy, so is Qatar airlines.

    We are both pretty tired, so we have a little night cap at an Italian/french restaurant in the hope that we will both fall asleep as soon as we sit down in the next flight.


  • Day11

    Itinerary from hel

    November 13, 2017 in Qatar

    Flying half way around the world ain’t fun. Bermuda to Boston (2.5 hour flight) where we had a 5 hour layover. Boston to Doha (11 hour flight) where we had a 12 hour layover. Then the final leg Doha to Johannesburg another 10 hour flight.

    I ran into Pierre Goosen in Doha, first time since 2000.

    And I just hd to take a selfie with the big teddy bear. It was one of the last places I took a Photo on our around the world trip earlier this year.

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  • Day38

    Just a short stopover

    May 8 in Qatar

    Ganz spät am Montagabend ging es ab Berlin mit Qatar (einzige Airline mit nur einem Stopover z.Zt.) nach Doha und von dort weiter nach Denpasar in Bali. Von Doha selbst gab's nur den Sonnenaufgang und den Flughafen zu sehen ;)....

  • Day2

    Wecome to Doha

    July 1, 2017 in Qatar

    Arrived 5.30am, earlier than scheduled - all flights into Doha are currently only using a northern approach corridor so they don't cross Saudi, Bahrain or Dubai airspace, so we were expecting delays, but we landed at our original ETA.

    Met by our driver and quick trip to our hotel on deserted roads (Fri and Sat are the weekend here, so today is their Sunday). The hotel is not very full as our rooms were ready at 7am, so we moved our luggage in and went for a quick walk before it gets too hot (currently 36, heading for 47 degrees)

    Like all good walks, it included finding a few caches (our first international finds, and they were all micros!). We did a lap of the West Bay area, which is mostly government offices, hotels and embassies, so was very quiet today. Maybe that's how the security guards spotted us so easily! (turns out we were across the road from the Dept of Foreign Affairs offices, and the guards very quickly came across to have a chat. All ended well, and they happily left us to our search)

    Back for 9.30am buffet breakfast at the hotel, then a swim before an afternoon city tour.

    Stayed: Melia Hotel
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  • Day2

    Doha city tour

    July 1, 2017 in Qatar

    Late afternoon pickup for a 5 hour city tour (3pm to 8pm when the weather is a bit cooler - it got to 47 today, forecast to be 50 degrees tomorrow 😮).

    Driving around, it seems that every corner of Doha is under construction, with many new high rises buildings, road projects, a new rail project (8.2 billion US dollars being spent before the 2022 World Cup to create multiple lines with100 stations) and even a hanging restaurant under construction (whatever that is!)
    Visited the Katara Cultural Centre - touristy recreation of traditional buildings (not all their own, as it included a Roman ampitheatre!);
    Pearl Island - man made island with accommodation and shopping centre for non-locals... including a Rolls Royce and a Ferrari dealership;
    drive along the Corniche - 7km man made coast line with walking path and wide grassed areas;
    Museum of Islamic Art - widely touted as the number one attraction in Doha;
    then finished the night at the Souk Waqif - sprawling traditional market with streets selling gold, spices, horses, falcons and rows of clothing and material.

    Got back to the hotel just before 8pm with everyone tired and no set plan for tea, so while some went to the supermarket, we came back to the hotel and had room service (mixed vegetable pizza, and chicken fettuccine for the record).

    Early night ready for a 4am wake-up call.
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