I’ve lived in Doha for 5 years now. Do I know the place? Do I really know Doha?
When can you really say you know a place? When you can find your way around? When you have a go-to grocery store that delivers to you?
There are certain things I need to really feel comfortable living in a city. I need to get connected. Get my WiFi running at home and get data on my phone. I then need to be able to call and order food. But most of all I need to know where to go to get random stuff done.
I feel like I always need a tailor on hand cos I’ve either put on weight or torn something or bought something 3 sizes too big cos what if I never find another dress I really like?
I need one of those bazaars where you find everything you need when you’re creating your own outfit. Textile, laces, buttons and iron-on stones and hand-stitched mirrored borders.
I need one place that can tell me where to go other than to a mall to get the things I need. So I decided to do it myself.
So what I am going to do here is check out and review places that are not in a mall and you may not have heard of and make a detailed list of where to go to get random stuff done in Doha. I’ll also be writing about the country, it’s people and culture and what it’s like to be an expat in this part of the world. Maybe at the end of this blog, I’ll finally feel like I know this city, just a little.
If you have any tips or places you think I should write about, please let me know.