Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Flying over the Gulf

an oil rig in Saudi?

Kuwait City?

It was really clear on my recent trip out of Qatar.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Dinner at Market at the W

Had a lovely dinner at the W at my favorite, Market.  We had appetizer shrimp, risotto, soft shell crab maki, veal, and squash ravioli.  The sushi was by far the best as usual!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Al Markhiya Gallery: Isharat

The Isharat or "Signposts" exhibit features artists from around the region, including Abdulrahman Katanani, whose work fully embodies the Arab Spring's clarion call for liberation.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Pumpkin Risotto at Carluccio's

Went for dinner with the girls to Carluccio's.  Unfortunately they didn't have wine as the restriction on alcohol in the Pearl is still happening.  We had an appetizer sampler and then pumpkin risotto.  Yum!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Bandar Aden and La Dolce Vita

Bandar Aden dinner spread

Bandar Aden Yemeni Restaurant

orange gelato!
After dinner at Bandar Aden, we went to get some gelato at La Dolce Vita.  The last time I was there the owner (an Italian) had asked me what my favorite flavor was and I saw he didn't have it and it was orange.  This time when we went, it was here!!!!!!  I was so excited.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Film City

Apparently this replica Arab village was built within the last 5-10 years to serve as the set of a movie.

Film City in the distance as we drove back into the desert....


Went on an adventure to Zekreet with the Natural History Group.

fossilised cyanobacteria

These plateaus were huge.

There was a lot of mud since it had rained recently.

We are so small in the desert.