Check in from Qatar

Just checking in with my travel log. Well, since my last check in from Kazakhstan in August I’ve been around. From Kazakhstan went to Croatia for a few days, then went to Houston TX in September.

Great times in Houston, spent some time in training, some time working, but also relaxing in Houston parks, restaurants, museums.

Had the lucky opportunity to bring my family with me so it was really great to spend some time with them in Texas.

Anyway, at the end of September, went back to Croatia, for two days, then left of for Saudi Arabia for a month. Saudi is like a second home for me now already. Loved it from the first moment I saw it.

First time I was driving from the Dammam airport to the hotel in Dhahran I had some strange feeling as I’ve seen that road before. Maybe in some previous life or something, but the feeling was definitely there.

So although travelling in Saudi is dangerous, and there is a lot of trash and car tyres besides the road (people don’t seem to care), I simply love the wild desert landscape, the immense heat of the place in the summer, Arabic food, Indian food, water tastes great when you work in the sun :).

Also, when you experience this

it puts some things into perspective. Video is not mine, but I’ve been through a few of these. They’re fun.. 😀

So, went home from Saudi at the end of October, spent a few days home, then left for Qatar on November 10th.

First time in Qatar. That I actually got to get out of Doha airport. What to say about Doha, from what I saw in the few hours I was there. It kind of looks like they’re aspiring to be like Dubai, but they are not there yet. 15 story building across the street from my hotel, that looked relatively in sound state was being teared down, probably they will build a shopping mall or something similar. Stayed at the Grand Regal hotel. Food was very good, bar was also good… 🙂

So now, I’ve been working here for some three weeks, temperature is perfect at around 25 degrees Celsius. It was actually raining for a few days, but I don’t think the desert around me noticed. Working close to Dukhan city, so went there for McDonalds, Dominos pizza… I have to admit, I like Arabic food better… 🙂

Read that Qatar is one of the richest countries in the world. Haven’t noticed it really. Probably that’s because I haven’t been in the right places. Doha seems nice, but not like Dubai.

But there is 4G signal everywhere and the wireless internet is really flying here and it’s not that expensive.

What else…. Nothing really, I leave for home in nine days. This time I hope I’ll get a month of. One can hope… 🙂

Until next time, stay safe!

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