The Ritz Carlton Doha serves up a perfect Friday in Qatar

My son still talks about room 1007.  Sounds a little bit ominous doesn’t it?  But no, that in fact was our room number when we…

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How the Ritz Carlton Doha changed my mind on Staycations in EIGHT hours

Staycations have never really appealed to me. I mean, why would I go and stay in a hotel in the city that I live in…

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Friends for a reason, a season or a lifetime?

The thing about being an expat is that life is very transient. You make friends, then they move away.  So you make more friends, then…

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Expat Life: Settling back in Qatar after a summer away

This time last week we were headed to the airport ready to board the plane back to our life in Qatar, our second expat stint…

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Busting myths: 8 common misconceptions about expat life in Qatar

“I live in Qatar” Where?! “The Middle East?”  Oh right, what’s that like?  I’ve heard…. Living in the Middle East for the past four and…

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To everyone who has checked in with us: we are okay

On Monday morning, around the breakfast table, my husband silently passed his phone over to me.  There was an article open, one which announced the…

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The Ritz Carlton Iftar Spectacular; the best way to break your Ramadan Fast in Qatar

Before I moved to the Middle East I had the vaguest sense of what Ramadan was, a slight understanding of Eid and that was about…

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