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Doha, Qatar

The best missed connection ever!

sunny 77 °F

If you take a look at a map, you might be wondering why on earth would we be connecting a flight from Cape Town to Buenos Aires in Doha…. well, that is because it turns out to be half as much money to fly twice as far! (We are going to have to plan some serious trees after this trip to offset our carbon emissions.) Our departure was 3 hours delayed so we missed our 1 hour transfer to the only flight of the day out of Doha into Buenos Aires.
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Since almost every one of the passengers on our 777 flight from Cape Town was transferring in Doha, there were A LOT of missed connections and pissed off travelers. At first, we were a little disappointed until we were handed vouchers to a 4-star hotel with all inclusive meals and realized that this was a perfect way to break up our 24-hour journey from Africa to Argentina!! Yahhhhooooooo!!! We were even honored a picture with His Highness Sheikh and Heir...
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We took the opportunity to explore the city for a day and were very pleased. The stunning architecture of the Islamic Art Museum was high tech inside and right on the water with a view of the city skyline. It was the complete opposite of the museum in Cairo.
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Souq Waqif felt like a remodeled new age souk of the future! The floors were paved and the shop keeps were respectful. It was also seemed as though even the locals were doing their shopping their and was fun to walk around looking at all the traditional robes and getups.
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Posted by Robin-and-Kevin 07:27 Archived in Qatar Comments (0)

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