Monthly Archives: July 2013

Ramadan in Doha

The first time you experience Ramadan in the Middle East, it can be a pretty strange time. All countries have their own rules, but in Qatar, work hours are reduced to 30 hours a week, eating during fasting time is … Continue reading

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Advice from the Ministry of the Interior

I’ve just been emailed a powerpoint presentation by the Ministry of Interior. It’s called ‘Safety in Ramadan’, so I assumed it would be about how to stay cool whilst fasting.  I was wrong.  It appears that they’re trying to cut … Continue reading

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Back in the Sandpit

We just got back from the UK. It’s hot there at the moment. In true British fashion, people were complaining it was too hot. It was 29C, 84F. How I laughed! Too hot?? It was positively chilly! That’s about the … Continue reading

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