2012: The Year in “Wow, that happened?”

by Zora O'Neill on January 3, 2013

Ah, the year-end recap. Some silly things, some momentous things–and not just a rehash of old blog posts. Genuine new material here. 1. We got a pet. Well, not really. But we did get Sugar Duck, a very easily anthropomorphized sugar canister from Turkey. He speaks with a lisp, and sounds sweet, but sometimes he […]


Doha, the Rest of the Story

by Zora O'Neill on May 28, 2012

For spending about 72 hours in a country, I sure managed to collect a lot of photos and deep thoughts. I think the short time in Qatar made it that much easier to distill the whole visit. Meanwhile, all my driving around the Emirates is all loose and floppy in my head, and I’m still […]


Doha: Food at Souq Waqif

by Zora O'Neill on May 21, 2012

I think I cottoned to Doha for one huge reason: street food. A while back, Anissa Helou posted something on her blog about take-away food at Souq Waqif in Doha. On my Emirates trip, I’d been snooping around for traditional Emirati food, but it’s a little hard to find done well. People don’t go out […]

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Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

by Zora O'Neill on May 14, 2012

I love getting on a plane with no luggage. It has happened only a couple of times in my life. I feel ridonkulously jet-set. This time, I packed just a tote bag to fly from Dubai to Doha overnight. I was going to meet some excellent smart people, and to see the Museum of Islamic […]