3 odd things I saw:
-A man in a car next to ours waved one of us off as we were to take a picture—no animosity just a warning
-There are cranes everywhere
-Much more exiting architecture than I am used to—huge cement branches, glass-windowed pearls with conference rooms inside, sails, latices…
3 odd things I heard:
-When our student activities guide came here 3 (or 6) years ago, there were 4 towers in downtown Doha—now there are over 60
-My first animals! Birds in the inter-eaves of the mall we visited. I think they had chicks.
-A pleasantly dry wind around Doha all day—not an aggressive, just a warming/cooling wind
3 odd things I thought/felt:
-I felt less intrusive than usual for not carrying a camera
-I started to feel oddly exposed not wearing a head-dress—some men were staring at us/me in the mall. It was probably because we were talking loudly.
-So happy to be in the sun again
“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”–Winston Churchill (I haven’t met any of these in Doha yet!)