1096 – Doha, Qatar

It is that time of the year for me. On this day, 3 years ago I arrived in Qatar. 1,096 days living as an expat.

It has become a bit of a tradition for me to give a list of things I’ve learned over the last year.

I went to the beach for the first time this year.

Not for the first time in my life, but the first time in Qatar. It was stunning & the water was so clear, although quite warm.

Water at the beach I went to

I’ve gotten into the tea culture.

There are so many different cuisines available in Doha & along with that comes a huge range of teas. I don’t drink coffee & this is a great opportunity for me to get out of my comfort zone. Whether it is karak, Turkish tea or milk tea, my weekends have some form of tea in them.

I still haven’t gotten used to the heat.

I mentioned this in the two previous posts about living here. I cannot get used to the summer heat. The last few days have been okay, but every time I leave the comfort of air-conditioning I get a shock. I don’t think I will ever get used to it.

I’ve seen more of the country.

Over the last year I’ve seen more of the country than I did before. Although Doha is the center of everything & growing at a phenomenal pace, there are things to be seen a bit further out.

Me at Musfer Sinkhole

Covid restrictions have generally been easing over the last few months (with a bit of tightening a few months ago). This has allowed more things to happen & activities to return. I see this as positive because one of the things I enjoyed the most about living abroad was the hype of new places to see & activities to do. I hope this hype gets to return soon, I’m sure it will.

Follow the DanVenture Travels Facebook page for other travel related posts & use #DanVentureTravels on Instagram so I can follow & share your adventures.

Aaaaaaaaand if you’re interested, here’s our 27 Photo challenge – Doha edition.

Keep traveling, keep safe.

DanVenture Travels


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  1. congratulations! When I was in Bahrain in my early 20s, it took me two years before I could travel more and explore the country because work always gets in the way, hotels were always busy! And getting into the tea culture is true enough if you start living in the Middle East. I don’t know why but in my experience, tea was my replacement for coffee when I started to decide to lose some weight too! Keep safe always 😀


  2. Qatar is looking a very beautiful place I didn’t go there. You have taken excellent photos and the video is beautiful. Thank you very much for sharing ☺️😊🌷😊


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