A show jumperWe had a very nice day today. My good friend Ghalia is in town on a business trip so we made sure to meet up and explore the wonders of Doha.

We agreed to meet at the Equestrian Club in Doha, where Ghalia was taking part in organizing the Asian Equestrian Championship held here in Qatar. We didn’t know of the existence of the club, so taking the trip out there was a nice change to our daily Doha routine.

After we watched some show jumping rounds we hit the road and made our way to al Bandar, a lovely seafood restaurant by the water. The food was great and the weather was very pleasant, although a wee bit chilly. In order to make Ghalia’s trip here complete, we stopped by City Centre, Doha’s famous landmark, where we had some coffee and then were joined by Amal for a bit of shopping.

The day ended at our place where we made a quick dinner — Macaroni and Tuna Casserole — and then watched one of my all-time favorite movies, which I’ll save for discussion at a later date. Ghalia is staying at our place tonight and tomorrow we have plans … big plans.

Okay it’s 1:15 am and I’m beat! Time to get some beauty sleep. I will write more tomorrow.

Lunchtime at al Bandar Ghalia, me and the pearl A passing Doha dhow