I hope you all have had a great week! As you may have seen from Monday’s post, I spent the last weekend in the desert camping with students. This was the coldest weekend in Qatar I have ever experienced and with winds that were about 20 mph. Since I ended up sleeping in my Jeep, I was pretty tired, and it took a few days to get caught up on sleep. I also spend the week trying to find a dress for a Qatari birthday party! Expats don’t always get invited to local events such as birthday parties and weddings, so I am excited to see what this is like. Unfortunately, it is a ladies only event, which means no cameras are allowed, so I can’t share any pictures. I have also spent the week getting stuff for my trip to Egypt next week! I am thrilled to announce that I bought a GoPro to share video of my trips. Let’s hope I am good enough of a videographer, so I can show you Egypt! What did you get up to this week?
Plane with a Detachable Cabin – A Ukrainian man has come up with an idea in which the passenger section of a plane, would detach in case of an emergency. Not sure if I would be comfortable in a plane that would come apart. Would you fly on it?
Qatar Airways in Race to World’s Longest Flight – Qatar Airways is talking about launching the longest flight from Doha to Auckland that would be 18.5 hours. This would be longer than the current longest flight Qantas’ flight from Dallas to Sydney, which is 16 hours and 55 minutes. Personally, I have a hard enough time with my flight from Doha to Dallas of 15.5 hours. Would you take a flight that long?
What If You Could Take a Selfie As Your Passport Photo? – If you could take your own passport photo, would you? It might mean you get a photo you might actually want people to see. There is a new app called It’s Easy that allows you to do just that and to make sure that you do it to the standard required by the government. So cool!
Seduced by Tuscany in Winter – Italy always sounds like a good idea and going to Tuscany in the off-season sounds amazing! Of course, this could be because cold weather and a fire sounds really nice right now.
36 Hours in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – Maybe you want a warm climate destination instead of cold, like me. Here is a great and quick beach destination. The DR has been on my list for a while.
Weekly Post Wrap-up
The Year of Traveling Fearlessly: Planning Your First Solo Trip – This is my new monthly series on in-depth tips on solo travel. There will be a new post on the last Friday of every month. Please send comments or questions you would like me to cover!
Art in the Qatar Desert: Richard Serra’s East-West/West-East – My trip into the Qatar desert to see a large art sculpture.
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