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Which Doha are you in?

Every week I get an email or two from people thinking of moving to Doha, Should we move? What are the advantages and disadvantages? What is it like to live in? My usual reply contains the following, It will feel like the hardest transition ever, but ironically Doha is considered an easy expat destination, in…

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Re-invent yourself Mary

How many of us have thought over the years about how great a fresh start would be. A clean slate, a chance to start again in a neighbourhood, city and country. Well, a new start is the happy by-product of emigration. Embedded in your community in Ireland, you’re a wife, mother, daughter, friend, lover (if…

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Bye Bye Vincent, Hello Nidge

I couldn’t describe myself as being a TV watcher, however, it is nice from time to time to sit for an hour and watch a bit of telly. Sometime about 6 years ago that habit flew out the window. Perhaps it something to do with TV Arabia. You try to work around it a little…

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Nice to be asked

Last Sunday night, I didn’t expect an enumerator to call to the door here in Doha with census form in hand, nor did I expect that there’d be an arrival of a census form in the post for completion by those of use who’d like to announce, ‘We’ve emigrated, just in case you ever wondered’…

Safety of travelling and living in Qatar

Safety in Qatar

There was a time when travel was considered a pleasurable mission, a pastime, something to look forward to in the year. Despite where you were going the travel itself for many was as enjoyable. Before I emigrated, my travel was pretty much limited to two weeks with the kids in Spain during the summer and…

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La Feile Padraig

It’s true that social media and the internet are allowing people to feel more connected to the world than ever before. Moreover, we are able to stream our news to ensure that we receive exactly the information and news we want. If you don’t want to hear to hear the about Trump v Sanity don’t…