Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Night at the Souk

Last night we (meaning me, Jon, and 4 of his co-workers) went to the old souk to have a look around and grab some dinner. For those of you who have been reading for a while, you might have an idea of what the souk is being that we've been to Qatar 4 times now. But for my newer readers, the souk is otherwise known as the market. This is where vendors come to sell their goods; such as souvenirs, clothing, scarves, fabric, foods, pottery, wooden sculptures, jewelry, spices, and so on and so fourth.

We had a little look around but were more interested in what to have for dinner and with Jon's advice we stopped to eat at a Moroccan restaurant. Jon and I had been to this restaurant on a previous visit to Qatar and we remembered the Moroccan tea was amazing, so we had to have it again. The restaurant is really beautiful, with a balcony overlooking the souk, and a projector screen playing traditional Qatar music. The weather was perfect so we took the opportunity to sit outside. Here are a couple of shots from the evening.

The restaurant from balcony

The view from the restaurant balcony

We all ordered traditional Moroccan food. I had the mixed grill, which consisted of chicken, lamb and beef kebabs and some sausage. And of course my husband who always has to try something different, went with CAMEL!

Jon's camel!

Trying some traditional Qatar Shisha
It was grape flavored! Yum!

Before we knew it was after 10 and Jon and his co-workers had to be up by 5, so we headed back to the hotel and crashed for the night. I always love going to the souk! Hopefully we'll get another go at it before we leave next week.

Wishing you a happy Wednesday all the way from Qatar!


Ace said...

Camel?! Omg, I can't even eat spaghetti because it looks like worms, there's no way I could eat that!

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my God what did he think of the Camel????

I love that he is adventurous like that, I could never be with my food!

That restaurant looks so inviting! You guys are so lucky to be able to go on all of your adventures!

katie + bret said...

Hmmm.... the pictures are gorgeous and I am just blown away by how fortunate you guys are to get to travel around but for real, camel? This is a little much for me to say but that looks like poop. Was it good?

JG said...

Beautiful pictures! I don't know what "real" Moroccan tea is like, but the Moroccan mint tea in Disney world is one of my favorite drinks ever! And now I want to try camel!

And I just have to say again how much I LOVE your hair!

Abbie said...

OMG! I am DYING over here! The picture of you trying the Shisha is priceless! You totally look like you just got busted by your parents for doing something bad! Haha!

The pictures are great Steph! Hey, I'm sure you've mentioned this before, but what kind of camera do you use?

LWLH said...

I had alligator once and I almost threw up in my mouth...camel is just too much for me.

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I just found your blog, what a wonderful thing you have going here!!! Now following ya :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Great pictures! Looks like you guys had dinner in a really beautiful area.

valerie said...

Camel? I've never heard of anyone eating Camel. :/
So, how was it? It kinda looks like Mexican food.

I think it's so great you all are enjoying so many wonderful experiences. I always feel like I'm right there with you when you share the pictures etc.

I have to admit when I saw the pictures of the pool on Facebook I was a tad jealous! I am SO ready for summer!

Tell Jon hello!

Love ya!

msprimadonna67 said...

As always, great pics! What did Jon think of the camel??

rebecca said...

Wow, great pictures! Looks like FUN! Minus the camel eating, haha! :)

J.J. said...

camel....ewww. :) Hubby has been to Qatar...had fun, too. Grape flavored Shisha! how fun!

amy (metz) walker said...

Um, wow! Beautiful pictures...I don't know how you could ever want to come back!

Btw, my word thingy to post is asking me to type: Steff. That's never happened to me before!

Lynette said...

I love reading your posts. You are sure making the most of living over there. Well Done!

(I used to be lynettesideas...but someone hacked me...)

Chase said...

so glad to know you're both still doing well! That food looks delicious. And the pictures: top notch as usual :)


J.J. said...

haven't heard form you in a while and hope you are doing OK!!!

sanjeet said...

I love that he is adventurous like that, I could never be with my food!
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