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  • Day1

    Doha

    June 26 in Qatar

    In Doha haben wir unseren Zwischenstopp. Der Flug von München nach Doha war perfekt. Der Flieger war vielleicht halb voll und jeder von uns hatte eine ganze Sitzreihe für sich selbst. Also konnte man ohne Probleme 2 bis 3 Stunden schlafen. 😉👍🏻🎉 Nach einem schnellem Umstieg in Doha sind wir schon wieder im nächsten Flieger nach Colombo/Sri Lanka. Dieser Flug war leider extrem voll und nicht mehr so entspannend wie der Erste. Aber alles halb so schlimm, es gibt ja immer noch sehr gute Filme im Flieger zum anschauen. 😜Read more

  • 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

    Qatar

    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.

    {Roedolf}
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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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  • Day23

    Return to Doha

    July 22, 2017 in Qatar

    Final morning in Jordan, so after a quick breakfast at the hotel we went for a walk down the street before our afternoon flight to Doha. As it's the last day of the weekend, the shops are just starting to open as we returned at 10am.

    Abed picked us up for the trip to the airport and on the way picked up the airport agent - once again he escorts us through the "Jordanian" queue at the airport to expedite our immigration experience!

    Nice flight to Doha, and arrived to another 45°C day! Settled into our room, then went for a walk as the sun was setting. Had tea in the Waqif Souk, then walked to the Arch of Swords, which was a popular meeting place on a balmy night.

    Dropped into a couple of shops and the supermarket on the way back to the hotel.

    Stayed: Horizon Manor Hotel, Doha
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  • Day1

    8 minutes!!

    December 4, 2017 in Qatar

    Arrived in Doha and I’m very impressed how clean it is, although it’s damn humid!! I started off taking a taxi to the corniche which is a promenade that over lols the city.

    Now I’m sat at the soul waqif watching the world go by, that is after waiting 8 minutes for the man to change green so we can cross!!

    Off to find some traditional food now

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