Have you ever visited a mosque? It can be kind of intimidating, especially for women, if you’ve never been in one before. So that’s why I decided to write up a quick guide of do’s and don’t’s so you won’t have to miss out on this cultural and spiritual experience on your travels! What… Continue reading How to Respectfully Visit a Mosque
It’s true, I set out solo to Doha, Qatar! It’s also true that I stayed with family friends who are from there. But after visiting, I can definitely recommend Qatar as a destination for solo female travelers. This post is your guide to taking on the most open Middle Eastern country—citizens of 80 countries can… Continue reading Solo Female Travel: Doha, Qatar
My time in Qatar was full of adventures—Arabian nights, learning to haggle, eating pigeon, riding the sand dunes, and even swimming in the Arabian Gulf at sunrise! With so much fun and so many exciting excursions, this post is all about the adventures! How to Ride a Camel When I visited Qatar, I had several… Continue reading How to Ride a Camel (and other Qatari Adventures)
If you followed along on Facebook and Instagram last month, you know I spent a week with family friends in Doha, Qatar. It was a unique experience because it’s one thing to travel to a new place, something else to travel to a new place solo, and yet another to actually live with locals.… Continue reading Staying with a Qatari Family
The Middle East is hot. It just is. The sun is relentless during the summer days, so people often sleep late, enjoy museums and shopping in air conditioned buildings during the day, and do much of their living at night! The sun goes down around 6:30pm and comes up around 4:30am, so the hours in… Continue reading Arabian Nights in Qatar
Is Qatar on your “to go” list? I recently had a unique opportunity to visit some family friends there this summer, and I learned so much! So I came up with this great list of things to know before you go! Terminology The official language of Qatar is Arabic. All the words below are spelled… Continue reading What to Know Before You Visit Qatar
If you’ve been following along on Instagram and Facebook, you know I just got home from an epic trip to the tiny Middle Eastern country of Qatar! I had a pretty unique experience there because I stayed with a Qatari family. They were so gracious and made sure I got to experience only the very… Continue reading 10 Things To Do in Qatar
If you’ve been following along on Facebook and Instagram, you know I just got home from an epic trip to Doha, Qatar. I got a lot of shocked and quizzical looks when I started telling people I planned to visit Qatar (and in summer, no less!), so I was inspired to write a post exclusively… Continue reading What About Qatar?