Monday, March 8, 2010

Back in Qatar

We arrived safely to Qatar. Actually, arrived Sunday morning at 4 a.m. Ya that's right 4:00 a.m. It all started with a snow storm and a plane delay in Frankfurt, a 1 and 1/2 hour flight delay in which we sat on the plane. Sadly, because of this flight delay we missed our connecting flight in Bahrain. And Sadly, because of the missed flight we spent 6 LOVELY HOURS waiting to catch another plane to Qatar. AWESOME!

Before we left Germany we stopped to grab a couple of coffees past the security check in one of the airport shops. There were ran into a couple of pilots buying loads of beer. After joking around with them a bit, come to find out they were actually our pilots. They assured us they'd wait until after the flight to partake in the booze fest ;) I told them we'd love to join them! Later we saw them walking to the gate and one of them asked our seat numbers. We were pleasantly surprised when after the flight took off a bottle of champagne was brought to us compliments of the First Pilot.

We totally felt like first class passengers
(sitting in coach of course.)

Everyone kept staring and wondering why were were given this awesome bottle of champagne. My husband had to dingy idea to tell everyone were on our honeymoon. I mean because who wouldn't want to spend their honeymoon in Qatar!! No offense Qatar, you really are pretty cool. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire bottle of champagne whilst watching Up in the Air. Great flick, we highly recommend it.

After arriving in Bahrain and our ridiculously long layover, our flight didn't take off until 1:40 a.m. By the time we got to our hotel, we were exhausted, but thankful to have arrived safely. The hotel is actually very nice. This is the nicest room we have stayed at in Qatar.

Of course I took pictures!

Poor Jon had to work yesterday after only getting about 3 hours of sleep. In Qatar they work Sunday through Thursday and have Friday and Saturday off for the weekend. Sunday night after Jon got back to the hotel from work, we did absolutely nothing. We ordered room service and watched Animal Planet, as happy as little larks.

Today I spent some much needed time in the sun by the pool. The weather is lovely here!! So much better thank snow and 30 degrees like it is in Germany. I have been so looking forward to spending some time soaking in the vitamin D and reading my Janet Evanovich books that my mom's been trying to get me to read since I can remember.

This Irish girl needs a tan like BAD. Of course, I only spent about 2 hours out there in fear of burning like I did the last time I was in Qatar...

Last May... OUCH
This time I am prepared with over 4 different bottles of sunscreen all with different SPF's. Let's see if I can go without getting burnt this time.

I hope you all have a wonderful week! I'll be back with more pictures from our Adventures in Qatar!


Unknown said...

Beautiful hotel is right!!!! Have fun and catch some rays for me as well...This Irish girl needs a tan BAD too;)

LWLH said...

Wow what a beautiful hotel. Yes def. lotion up, you don't want a sunburn like that...ouch.

valerie said...

How nice of that pilot!
Enjoy the sun & warmth....the pool, the rest & relaxation, movies, reading & time making more memories with your sweet hubby. Tell Jon hi for me.
Keep taking pictures! Love 'em!

Abbie said...

Glad you guys made it to Qatar safely and I'm sure the champagne made for a nice flight;)

Load up on the sunscreen! I cringed when I looked at your "burn" picture from last year!

Unknown said...

what a super nice hotel :)

please don't get burned again!!!


Annie said...

how awesome the pilot sent you a bottle of bubbly!!
your hotel room looks amazing!!
keep lathered up with that lotion, your burn from last year looks oh so painful! :(

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Glad you guys made it safe!

Katie said...

the hotel and pool look amazing!! And how nice of the pilot!!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

wow, beautiful! and soo nice and fun that the pilot sent you some champagne! hope you have a fab rest of your trip!

sanjeet said...

Wow what a beautiful hotel.
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