John & Laura in Doha

After decades of threatening to come visit John & Laura in one of their exotic postings, I finally got to one.

John works for Shell Oil and has travelled the world for work. He, Laura and their kids have lived in a number of oil rich nations.

For the past few years they’ve been living in Qatar. I stayed one night at their home in the Shell Quipco Compound.

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They drove me out into the desert to see one of the few tourist attractions I’d not yet visited, the Zubarah Fort. It’s a new world heritage site.

Zubarah Fort map

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On the way home we tried a new Persian restaurant for lunch. Mixed tasty kabobs. Bread with dipping sauces. Fresh vegies.

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Another night Laura made coconut shrimp.

John and Rick Coconut Shrimp

I wish I could describe it … but all I remember was how much wine we drank. I passed out instantly after falling on the bed.

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Oddly, it briefly rained in Doha. It had rained twice on my in Saudi. Seems I’m a rain maker.

John, Laura and I talked of the future. Hoping to meet up one day for a travel adventure.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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