Monday, April 12, 2010

Weekend in Qatar

Hello lovely family, friends, and blogging buddies! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
The weekend just flew by for me, but that's what it always seems to do.

Saturday Jon and I went to see the movie Shutter Island at the movie theater in the cool mall I posted about last time. Sadly we got the times screwed up and ended up seeing Daybeakers instead.

I was totally surprised by this movie, and actually really enjoyed it. It is a different spin from your typical vampire movie. I was really impressed! Ethan Hawke plays a hematologist and is looking for a synthetic form of blood for the vampire population to live on, because they are running out of human blood/humans. Willem Dafoe was a vampire who was turned back into a human after an accident. They work together to figure out the cure. You should definitely check it out if you haven't already.

Last night we went to the souk (the local market) to have dinner and walk around checking out all of the local vendors. We ended up in a part of the souk where they sell fabrics and local clothing. The colors are so vibrant! Here are some photos... (please mind the poor quality of the photos, I didn't bring my big girl camera.)

And lastly, Jon's favorite thing to visit at the souk... the falcons!
In Qatar falconry is huge. They use the falcons to hunt for sport. This shop had pictures of several falcons and the "prizes" they caught. Some falcons can even take down deer. WOW. This one is for sale and of course Jon wanted to buy it right then and there. "Um NO honey... but maybe next time." Pshhh ya right. But they are pretty incredible.

We had dinner at a Malaysian restaurant and I ate until I couldn't breathe! It was very tasty. That's about all of the excitement I have for our weekend in Qatar! We've been training for our half marathon in May and for me it is so DIFFICULT to train on a treadmill. I've been having shin issues and the treadmill only makes it worse. But gotta push through because the race will be here before we know it! May 23 is just around the corner.

Well, I hope you all have a fantastic Monday!
Until next time, Farewell from Qatar!


LWLH said...

Yeah, a falcon as a pet, no thank you :)

JennyLee said...

My husband would love to have a falcon! I want to see Daybreakers. It seems like it would be cool.

JG said...

Falconry fascinates seems more merciful just to shoot the poor deer. But I can see, I guess, why people enjoy it. I bet it's cheaper (and easier) than shooting. Plus you don't have to sit in a deer blind in the cold wet of the morning. But yeah, they are not pets! They are killer birds.

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Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Those fabrics in the market look amazing!