Got semi-regular blogs firing up on my other blog site around all things development, simplistic and strange… this one a transit day spent in Doha!

Living Geography with d'Arcy

Some days you just never know what is going to happen…

Arriving at Doha, Qatar this morning at 6am I thought I would head out of the airport, go for a nice long walk and taste a bit of this Middle Eastern country and head back by night and on my way to Pakistan.

Then about 30 minutes upon arrival I was told I couldn’t leave the airport (yuck – 17 hours in an airport!) or have to pay a huge amount to get a visa for the day and limited time to spend on the outside.

That was until I spoke to someone who said – ‘oh you have a delay of more than 16 hours – they will put you up in a hotel, pay for visa and all meals’. Game on.

And that is what happened with a long (very hot and burnt) walk.

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