And here is the long - awaited translation! :^)
However, I don't think I will be translating all the posts as Silent has moved on to Greek community (patriotic and all). I will only translate the last one, which has the story of our trip to the far off beach of Fujarat.
We decided to grab the opportunity to enjoy sunny weather on the first available weekend (after my parents had left) and go to the beach. Armed with a magazine (Marhaba, for those in the know) which gave detailed directions how to reach there and is generally a great source of all sorts of information on Qatar, we set off to the northern lands, Fujarat.
Obviously I had my doubts. I was worried how the beach would be, whether we could drive up to the beach close enough without getting stuck in the sand, and whether the place would be swarming with local wide eyed folk dying for a sight of a girl in a bikini. My greatest fear (according to Silent, hehe) apparently was the distance we would have to cover to reach our destination. And before you ask me – no it wasn't really a fear, just a concern, the road is boring with a capital B. We are talking 80 km one way, dead straight road driving, no turnings, no uphill/downhill, just a rocky desert as far as your eyes can see. You can drive for hours and the landscape won't change at all. Really depressing. As Silent puts it, it looks like moon surface. But still we drove :^)
When we reached our destination we were pleasantly surprised by the beach. It was just the way the magazine had described it. Not a conventional sandy beach like the rest of them in Qatar, but rocky, and the waves that crashed against the rocks made a trip along the thin line of sand by the sea quite a tricky experience. That's why, probably, the beach was empty, locals prefer sandy beaches with ample space to park their 4x4s right by the water, and go nuts driving all sorts of sand baggies in the sand.
So there we were, enjoying this fantastic and unusual beach on our own, with only a few sea gulls and some other birds that eyed us suspiciously from the safety of the waves.
As pleasant as our little break from the city was, we had to drive back to civilisation. Another 80 kilometres of nothingness, and then the growing skyscraper towers of Doha welcomed us back to the city. Our little adventure ended well (very important, lol!) and I guess we'll be exploring more of Qatar, away from the safety and familiarity of Doha. There are more beaches to explore, and some of them are in that magazine ;-)
7 Things I cannot do
7 Things I say usually
7 Books I have loved (Now this is a very difficult decision, reading is one of my favourite past-time activities, I read everything that lands on my laps. Mostly though I read greek writers. But if I have to choose some will choose the first ones that come to my mind. The order of appearance is irrelevant)
7 Films I have loved
7 Things that attract me
And now I come to the moment I quess where I tag somebody else. Unfortunately though I do not really know that many bloggers to tag them so I leave this space empty for anybody that will visit this page and will feel like writing something about themselves. (Or until I find somebody to tag)