-One day when we were walking on the Corniche, we passed a jumpsuited municipal employee cleaning up litter at the park. He was talking on a cell phone, and it was a nicer cell phone than the one I currently own. Hmm.
-Farther along the Corniche, there was (Jeremy tells me it's called) a half-pipe and all the kids were using it as a slide. It was so freakishly slippery and so much fun for the girls.
-In my entire life, I cannot recall ever meeting a person from Nepal. In one week in Qatar, I met THREE.
-I was aware that the Tour of Qatar (as in, the bicycle race) was going on the entire week we were there. By Friday, our final day in the country, I had given up any hope of seeing it. Then, entirely by accident, we stumbled upon the final stage racing down the Corniche. It was AWESOME. We could not have planned our timing better, and the amazing thing was that we didn't plan it.
-One of the nights we were there, the girls and I spent the entire afternoon walking out and about in the city. We were supposed to go directly from our outing to meet Jeremy and his colleagues for dinner at 7pm, and by that time we were a raging, windblown, dusty mess. I had already been considering buying the girls each a pretty dress at the Souq Waqif and the chance of appearing slightly more sheveled in front of some important people sealed the deal.
I leave you with some pictures of pretty buildings in Doha.