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Lenny, Doha

Posted by: Scar on Wednesday February 08, 2017 (11:22:38)   (850 Reads)
Who are you?

Hi! I’m Lenny and I am working the in HR field and a graduate of a Psychology major. I am 3 years happily married and juggling my expat life between being a career oriented woman and a housewife. I love writing as much as I love eating. My favorite foods include pasta in all forms, and coffee is my heaven sent gift. I am my most comfortable self when I write, it gives me a sense of freedom, responsibility and self-awareness.   more ...

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Shehar Bano Rizvi, Doha

Posted by: Scar on Tuesday January 24, 2017 (13:25:48)   (449 Reads)
Shehar Bano Rizvi
Who are you?

I am Shehar Bano Rizvi, born and brought up in a middle class family in Karachi, Pakistan and youngest of the three siblings. I have an educational background in Computer Science and worked as a Systems Manager at a leading bank in Qatar.   more ...

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Karen And Allyson, Doha

Posted by: Scar on Friday January 20, 2017 (10:08:50)   (616 Reads)
Karen and Allyson
Who are you?

We are two best friends originally from the Philippines who have known each other for decades and who share a strong bond and similar interests.   more ...

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Elizabeth Walker, Doha

Posted by: Scar on Tuesday January 03, 2017 (10:33:56)   (896 Reads)
Elizabeth Walker
Who are you?

I’m Elizabeth, a forty-something avid traveller, who currently lives in Doha, Qatar with my husband Richard. We started Qatar and Yonder on social media / our website fairly recently (after volunteering at a local events company for many years), to let people know what is happening around Qatar and to dispel the myth that there is nothing to do here.   more ...

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Kim, Doha

Posted by: Carole on Wednesday October 24, 2012 (21:45:14)   (2652 Reads)
Sculpture along the Corniche
I am Kim, my husband works for an American computer company who are working on the huge HMC (Hamad Medical Corporation) project to implement a comprehensive Clinical Information System over the next four years which is crucial to the health of Qataris and those people living and working in Qatar.

We relocated to Doha so that we could have a proper family life together and enjoy the benefits of working in the Middle East.

We haven't had too many challenges so far apart from the frustrations of getting things organised and settling in somewhere completely different to the U.K. During the move, it took a while to organise things from the U.K. end, especially the paperwork that needed to be done and the shipping out of our belongings.   more ...

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Christine Gerber Rutt, Doha

Posted by: Carole on Monday March 26, 2012 (12:56:46)   (4661 Reads)
Christine Gerber Rutt
I’m Just Kooki. American-born, Swiss-immigrated, Qatar-living, wife to one, mother to two, author. Mostly I look for that little bit of crazy in us all. We moved to Qatar about two years ago for my husband’s job as curator and are staying because where else can you have a late night barbeque on Thursday night and then sleep in on Friday morning?

When in a foreign country, the first sanity saving rule is this: Do not ever take your children on the first shopping trip.
I first read that tip in the comfort of a fully-stocked apartment in Switzerland. I didn’t take my children to the grocery store at home. I couldn’t fathom why in the name of all that is sensible anyone would even consider taking their children on their first shopping trip in a foreign country. Then we moved to Qatar — with 3 suitcases. Our company wouldn’t pay for shipping.   more ...