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Published Friday October 06, 2017 (07:33:25)
Who are you?

Hi, I'm Leona, a luxury family travel blogger at Wandermust Family.    more ...


Kennesha Bell

Published Friday September 29, 2017 (04:39:29)
Kennesha Bell
Who are you?

Hi, my name is Kennesha Bell. I am a teacher, wife and mother of two teenage boys. I am in my second year of teaching abroad and loving it!    more ...


Lenny, Doha

Published Wednesday February 08, 2017 (16:22:38)
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 ...


Shehar Bano Rizvi, Doha

Published Tuesday January 24, 2017 (18:25:48)
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 ...


Karen And Allyson, Doha

Published Friday January 20, 2017 (15:08:50)
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 ...


Elizabeth Walker, Doha

Published Tuesday January 03, 2017 (15:33:56)
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 ...


Kim, Doha

Published Thursday October 25, 2012 (02:45:14)
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 ...


Christine Gerber Rutt, Doha

Published Monday March 26, 2012 (17:56:46)
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 ...

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