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Friday Favorites

January 22, 2016

Friday Favorites

What a great week! I was busy at work and that made the week go fast. I also met one of my favorite Doha bloggers, finally, PinayFlyingHigh! She writes about food, travel and expat life. We don’t have a large blogging community here, but I haven’t managed to meet everyone in person, so this was a nice change. We had dinner at Nonna Zanon, which neither of us had been to before and we were nervous. It turned out to be good. Not only that, but the service was good and in Doha that can be a rare thing! The next night I went to an archeology lecture about Purple Island in Qatar. If you don’t know about Purple Island, you can read all about it in my post here. I am always surprised how many people who have lived in Qatar for a long time have never been there and some I have never heard of it. It is a beautiful place to visit and is actually one of the few green spots in Qatar. What did you guys get up to this week?

Travel Tips

How to Eat Street Food Without Getting Sick  – We all want to eat street food when we travel, but many of us are afraid to try. Legal Nomads gives us some great tips on how not to get sick. I have had food poisoning and it is something I would like to avoid again.

Airline News

11 New Airline Routes That’ll Change The Way We Travel Next Year – The headline says 11, but only lists 6. Anyway, if you live near these cities, there are some exciting routes on this list. I especially like San Francisco to Fiji!

The world’s most punctual airports and airlines – This is always helpful to know when scheduling connections!

Destination News

World events that’ll shake up your 2016 vacation – A few events to keep in mind while making your travel plans in 2016. Some you might want to avoid while others may inspire you to go there!

New York insider: Top tips from the Waldorf Astoria’s concierge  – I lived in New York City for 7 years, I only know about one of these tips. I think the VIP Experience at the Empire State Building would be very worth it considering the lines there.

Weekly Post Wrap-up

Dallas Arboretum, a Must See in Dallas! – This is one of my favorite places to visit in Dallas! All year-long there are events going on in addition to seeing the amazing gardens.

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