On the way to the Hotel Intercontinental for some time at the pool bar, we passed some things that reminded me just how different it is here. Above is typical Arabic architecture
This is typical dress for many men. This is called a thobe. The weird thing is they are always bright white--never a speck of dirt on them. How do they DO that? I cannot even get out of the house in white without ruining a white shirt and they go all day looking fresh as a daisy
This is part of the hotel we went to for some relaxation. See more of it here
The pool area
A view of the Pearl, a new development being built now.
Read about it at The Pearl Qatar It sounds like an amazing place.
This is what a hillbilly looks like when you take her out of her natural environment and plop her down in a fancy one. You can take the girl out of the sticks, but not the sticks out of the girl. Wait a minute, that does not sound right at all
We had a great afternoon there. We make friends wherever we go--these two ladies from the UK and Joseph from Dubai. He was an absolute trip and it did not hurt a bit that he bought some of the drinks....when a daquiri is $20, who am I to turn down a sponsor? I may be a hillbilly but I am not stupid! We laughed like crazy, and came home to take naps. We spent the evening with Edward and the kids and crashed early. All in all, an incredible day.