What? You don’t have a pink Phantom waiting outside to pick you up after class? Mind you, this is the same Rolls Royce that damn near ran me over one morning, stopped a few yards away, and a student ran out of the car trying to make it to her 8:30 class. Just another thing that’s become normal to me since living here. #20days #dohacountdown

What? You don’t have a pink Phantom waiting outside to pick you up after class? Mind you, this is the same Rolls Royce that damn near ran me over one morning, stopped a few yards away, and a student ran out of the car trying to make it to her 8:30 class. Just another thing that’s become normal to me since living here. #20days #dohacountdown

Many people are surprised when I tell them that I need a permit to buy alcohol in Qatar. Anyone who wants a permit has to obtain a no-objection letter from her employer, staying her salary, which allows her to get a permit to purchase alcohol from the single distribution center in the entire country. There’s also a limit (a generous one) to how much I may purchase in a month (related to my salary). Just a nugget for those who didn’t realize. #22days #dohacountdown

Many people are surprised when I tell them that I need a permit to buy alcohol in Qatar. Anyone who wants a permit has to obtain a no-objection letter from her employer, staying her salary, which allows her to get a permit to purchase alcohol from the single distribution center in the entire country. There’s also a limit (a generous one) to how much I may purchase in a month (related to my salary). Just a nugget for those who didn’t realize. #22days #dohacountdown