Sunday, June 30, 2013
Good to see Zubara Fort no longer under renovation! Looks like there are some plans for the old Zubara Town nearby...
We visited just after it was announced that this traditional pearl fishing town became the first Qatari site to enter the UNESCO World Heritage List. Exciting!
Saturday, June 29, 2013
After the performance we joined one of the performers for a quick bite at the new Italian restaurant in Katara, Le Vesuvio. We got a pizza and the aubergine au parmesan. The aubergine au parmesan was quite good and I'm not a huge fan of eggplant!
Building 20, Katara Cultural Village, West Bay, Doha, Qatar
Tel: +974 4408 1501 – Fax: +974 4408 1501
Opening Times: 12pm-3pm Lunch, 3:30pm-6:30pm Coffee Break, 11pm-7pm dinner, Mon-Sat closed Sun.
Friday, June 28, 2013
When I read about this online, I just couldn't believe it.... So V and I went to check it out for ourselves in the new mall, Dar Al Salam. I almost cried when I saw the shop!!! Also I totally converted V into liking this place... It really is soooo much better than Body Shop.
Now if only Bath & Body Works will bring back the HandiBac lotion.... :)
Dar Al Salam Mall
+974 447 88471
Also saw Magnolia Bakery in Dar Al Salam Mall! This is my brother's favorite cupcake place but I still like Georgetown Cupcake better. I think the cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery are just too sweet!
They do have some date cupcakes though...
Dar Al Salam Mall
+974 4450 9407
Store Hours: Monday – Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
It was also exciting to find Payless in Dar Al Salam Mall, too! They had a great selection of cute shoes and the prices weren't too bad. Looks like there's another location in Al Khor...
+974 4458 1033
Al Khor Mall
Al Khor, Qatar
+974 4472 5258
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
Lots of changes at the post office! The huge parking garage was closed and the new parking was sort of in the back and outside near the construction. It was cool to use this huge entrance for the first time.
The cost of sending postcards to the US also changed from 2QR to 2.50QR. So many changes!
I liked these new stamps. One from Morocco and the other about the UN Climate Change Conference last fall 2012.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Hisashiburi Oishi Sushi! It has been such a long time.
We got my favorite, salmon & avocado, and also tried the soft shell crab maki. The salmon & avocado was great but the soft shell crab was just ok... definitely it's better to get the soft shell crab maki at Market at the W!
After getting used to having spicy mayo with sushi all the time in the US, I requested some spicy mayo here, too. It wasn't the normal spicy mayo made with Japanese mayo and sriracha, but it wasn't bad... Seems it was made with mayo and spice powder.
Definitely satisfied my sushi craving!