Yay! A country that starts with Q…you gotta love that!
Qatar. I’m not even sure how you really pronounce it. When American troops were stationed there (shout out to my sister, Gwen), I kept hearing it called “Cutter.” Then I was watching TV and the announcer, who spoke Arabic, pronounced it like a lion would, with a good “rrrrr” sound and not much else, something like “Qtrrrrrrrrr.” At any rate, not being able to pronounce it just makes it that much more cool in my book!
It’s one of those countries that I just didn’t know much about other than it had oil and was one big desert. To say I was curious and excited is really an understatement, I was expecting a very “camel-y” experience, somewhat like we had in the UAE or in India, and I wasn’t disappointed. Camels are a pretty big deal in Qatar. They even race camels. Yay!
We certainly weren’t in the country long before we saw camels, and they are one of my favorite animals. I think, like elephants and dogs, they have tons of personality. We walked up to these two guys, and they kinds of shot a bored look at us, lowered their to-die-for eyelashes and posed away. I loved it.
Would you take a trip to Qatar? Don’t you just love a camel?