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Night and Day, Doha, The Pearl

Visiting Doha, AdventureMan took me out to see the new Pearl going up. AdventureMan cracks up – “It’s NOT reclaimed land” he cackles, “they are demolishing old buildings at an incredible rate, and using all that rubble to build this new crop of hotels and residences!”

We watched it when it was just cranes and sandbars.

They’ve come a long way in an amazingly short time. This is the Doha Pearl (they are having the same kind of dusty weather that we are having in Kuwait)

The window is a little cloudy, but you can see it is all lights, camera, action at the building of The Pearl, even at night:

June 10, 2008 Posted by | Building, Community, Doha, ExPat Life, Living Conditions, Qatar, Travel | , , | 3 Comments

Alternate Breakfast

Just before she skipped town, one of my partners-in-crime (girlfriends) gave me a packet of fresh home-made granola. I’ve been eating it as a breakfast alternative to the raspberry-blueberry-Activia smoothies I am addicted to, but I am eating sparingly of the granola, trying to make it last until she will come back and make me some more!

It is SOOOO good, and I don’t know how she does it, makes something good for you taste so good!

June 10, 2008 Posted by | ExPat Life, Food, Friends & Friendship, Health Issues, Kuwait, Living Conditions | 11 Comments

Good News For People Who Like Oily Fish

I love articles like this one, from BBC Health News that give me hope I am doing something right. I think the fish with the right stuff are tuna, and mackeral . . . what Kuwait fish have these valuable Omega-3 oils?

Is there much macular degeneration in Kuwait?

Oily fish ‘cuts eye disease risk’

Eating food rich in omega-3, such as oily fish, could help some people avoid one of the most common causes of vision loss, a research review suggests.

The Annals of Ophthalmology review suggests omega-3 may cut the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by a third. . . .

Studies have already linked omega-3 fatty acids with a variety of health benefits, the most significant being suggestions that it can help people with heart disease.

You can read the entire article HERE.

June 10, 2008 Posted by | Community, Cross Cultural, Family Issues, Food, Health Issues, Living Conditions | 2 Comments