Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sightseeing Saturday

An old friend met in a far country is like rain after a drought. (Chinese proverb)

We had a lovely time in Qatar. Our friend, Melissa, was also able to join us with her family from Kuwait.

Qatar is a bidding nation for the FIFA World Cup in 2022. Huge soccer balls can be found all around the country that have the most wonderful quotations on them.

Keep your feet on the ground but let your heart soar as high as it will.

Mine and Renee's boys and husbands went to see a friendly game between Argentina and Brazil in Khalifa Stadium.

Yusef said the game was the best part of the trip but not a one of them took along a camera.


We visited the Museum of Islamic Art

An old souk called Souk Waqif (the standing market) which is around a 100 years old and has recently been restored.

And made a couple of trips to Villagio.

This mall is designed to look like an outdoor shopping area. Blue skies and clouds included.

You can even pretend you are in Venice and take a gondola ride down the canal that is found in the middle of the mall.

We arrived home late last nite. Thankfully we have this day to recoup before heading back to school tomorrow. I hope everyone had a great week. Happy weekend wishes! Friendship blessings, Tammy

10 comments:

Theresa said...

Good Morning Tammy! Wow! That mall looks pretty amazing! So glad you were able to get away and visit with friends, I bet the soccer game was fun, I love to watch it. Thank you for your sweet comment, it means so much to me! Have a fabulous weekend, Theresa xoxo

Zuzu said...

Wow - the architecture is amazing! I'm glad you all had a wonderful time, Tammy, and I'm also glad that you enjoyed reading 'Tuesdays With Morrie'! :)
Have a wonderful weekend!!!
Zuzu

Anonymous said...

What great pictures, especially the one of the three of us!! HA! I am so glad you had such a nice time here. We enjoyed your company tremendously, and look forward to doing it again soon!
Next time, Maze and The Chocolate Bar...
I miss you guys already!!
LOVE YA,
Renee

Linda M. said...

Hi Tammy, nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello. It looks like you live a very exotic and interesting life. Have a wonderful day! I enjoy the sounds of the music, water, and birds on your blog.

Mariette said...

Dearest Tammy,

First I thought you're taking me back to the Venetian in Las Vegas, when showing the Villagio shopping mall! Bet that the architects are related or maybe one and the same?!
Looks like you had a wonderful get-together and great sight seeing.
Now you can live on the memories for a while... They're like the raisins in the bread.

Have a great weekend,

MariettesBacktoBasics

Jan said...

Very clever making the place look like it's outside. Assume this is because of the heat and sand storms? Brilliant idea.
How was the museum? Was there a special exhibit there?
Your little corner of the world is just breathtaking and I am so happy you are sharing it with us!

Have a good week. I hope you get all your laundry done!!!!

Hugs,
Jan

A Cottage Muse said...

Just beautiful photos! Love that "outdoor" mall!

Melissa said...

Had a wonderful time getting together in a different part of the world. We should really make this a habit and meet up in other places from time to time.

Claus said...

what a great destination! such interesting country. Never in my mind I imagined it to be like that. Thank you for sharing!! I love to travel through my friends' adventures.
have a great week ahead!

Rizzi said...

WOW!!! LOVE THE MALL..........
THE BUILDINGS ARE AWESOME.
SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD A GREAT TIME. HAPPY THANKSGIVING.
RIZZI

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