I’ve been lucky enough to meet more new people and attend events in Doha the past few days. I’ve had food from a Bahraini restaurant and a lot of good hummus. The shwarma here is incredible too! Last week I attended a lecture on US-Saudi relationships at Georgetown’s campus. It’s always neat to hear the […]Read more "Day 16: Doing cool things"
I saw a TGI-Friday’s at the mall the other day. For a second I thought I was in Scranton as I ate my halal burger and fries (edit: I ate at Shake Shack that day, Not TGIF’s). If you disregard the Arabic and dress of abayas and thobes, Qatar feels pretty natural. The culture- what […]Read more "Day 6: Where am I"
LuLu market was on the list for today. Can you name the brand in the photo? Also notice how expensive liquid detergent is here. I got all the essentials, as I’m waiting for a possible move into a new apartment with a kitchen! Zehni (who picked me up […]Read more "Day 1 in Doha"
Waiting here at the airport… Today kind of snuck up on me, but I managed to get here in one piece with 100lbs of luggage. I’m incredibly excited, yet nervous for the next few months. A HUGE thank you to Mom and Dad for all their help and support and love (and screaming at me […]Read more "JFK – Paris – Doha"
Everything is coming together nicely, except my suitcase. I’ve been saying goodbye to friends and family and preparing to leave Wednesday evening. I’m going to miss Mounir, Sherif, Fiona, and others as they come to Pittsburgh for the semester, but I’m excited to see familiar faces in Doha and meet new ones! Also, going from […]Read more "3 Days to Doha"