Finally, Part 4 is here! I'm sad we're almost coming to the end of the Detour to Doha series. I never get bored of blogging about Qatar and I hope you guys aren't tired of me writing about my trip. If you are, that's too bad because Part 5 will be coming up shortly he he!
So you must be wondering what's shopping like in Doha. One word. Expensive. If a McDonald's burger costs 35 Riyal (RM 29) can you imagine how much a dress would cost? However, that didn't stop us from checking out one of Doha's famous malls, Villaggio. We didn't have time for shopping though, much to my mother's relief.
You'll find high-end brands at Villaggio - from Bvlgari to Harry Winston.
There are also gondola rides to invoke an Italian feel to your experience.
After lunch at Villaggio we revisited Souq Waqif. The souq is the go-to place for antiques, souvenirs and handicrafts. There are also Arabic cafes and restaurants.
The souq looks very different during the day. It was nice to see all the colours pop out against the beige and brown walls.
Later that night I met up with Jody, one of my former classmates from New Zealand. She's one of the nicest if not the nicest classmate I ever had. Once when we were studying until late she accompanied me when I had to walk in the dark to get home. Ever since she left Dunedin we kept in touch via Facebook. I was so glad I got to meet her after 4 years! And the night we met was the night she found out that she was pregnant. Jody recently gave birth to a healthy baby girl, Mackenzie.
Catch up with the rest of the series: