We’ve been between Canada and Qatar for nearly two years! And now that our time in Qatar is coming to an end, we decided that it was time to explore the desert with a sweet couple, Amina and Hassan, we met online (thank you instagram!). But not just any desert. We chose a specific spot called The Singing Sand Dunes, because the wind passing over the dunes makes a whistling sound. Hauntingly beautiful. The sand storm season worked in our favour - the winds were strong and we had to fight the element of sand in our eyes and a harsh sun on top. But we powered through and had lots of fun throughout! My friend Katherine, from Pollen Nation Floral Studios, coached me through the process of creating a garden-style wild bouquet to compliment the overall desert look.
2017 is going to be our year of sharing. Sharing recipes (Batoul is adamant about learning how to cook 5 of her mother’s most delicious Iraqi dishes - let’s see if this actually pans out), our travels, experiences and general daily musings.
We have had some pretty cool and hilarious travel experiences and we want to use our small space on the web to document these adventures of ours. A few of our friends may be visiting us in Qatar this year in the off season (beware, it’s treacherously hot in the summer - only visit in the late fall, winter or early spring!), so we thought it would be timely to highlight some of our favourite spots around town.
While it wasn't the greatest idea to go dune bashing at 6 weeks into my pregnancy (there may or may not have been some throw up along the 1.5 hour ride), it was still such an epic experience! Our driver Sameer, a Pakistani native who grew up in Qatar and spoke perfect Arabic took us on a bumpy ride around the Inland Sea. The Persian Gulf juts into southern Qatar near the Saudi border creating an incredible scenery fit for all sand dune and sunset lovers.