Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Hello Blogisphere!

...written by Sherin

Hi Everyone!
Hope you've been enjoying my scheduled posts. I'm still on holiday but I thought I'd write a post updating all of you with what I've been upto while on holiday. Qatar is such a lovely country and I've been having a great time exploring it and learning all about it.
I did think that the culture here was like that of Dubai's, but it is a bit more conservative. I wish I knew that before I packed because my shorts and skirts do look out of place. The majority of locals (men and women) are very covered up, with many women even in veils. That's why I'm covering up as well as I can. I'm wearing tights and am wearing my skirts and cropped combats longer than I normally would.

It is, however, BOILING here. Tempratures are hitting the mid-40's celsius (over 110 Farenheit), so I am limited on when I can actually go out, and there is no way that I can relax on the beaches. I am very intrigued by my Vichy UV bracelet though. It changes colour depending on the amount of UV rays hitting it. It turns very dark purple when the sun is very strong, letting me know that thats when I should get out of the sun!

I have been spending a lot of time going to the huge shopping malls here. They are usually freezing, woth the air conditioning on full, but nonetheless are really fun to go to. My favourite shopping centre here is called the Villagio and it is based on Venice. It has a canal running through it, with adorable shop fronts. It also has literally, every shop: from H&M, Boots and even a Virgin Megastores.

As a shopoholic, I also had to go to the local markets. I love markets in different countries and they're always such an experience! I went to the Souk Waqif and it was amazing. Although relatively new, it was designed to look really traditional, with old looking buildings and shops in a kind of maze. It was definitely somewhere I could imagine Aladdin wandering. The market seriously sold everything: from food, pets, homeware, clothes and even touristy things such as Arab bobble heads (which I had to buy!)

After I get back (on Friday), I'll do a post on what I've bought and all the touristy things I've done.

Sherin xx

P.S. The Sarenza contest was extended till tomorrow, so you can still vote for me. You can click on the link at the top of the righthand side bar.


SabinePsynopsis said...

What an incredible mall! Venetian style with water running through it... it sounds so surreal. Glad you are having a good time, Sherin! xo

B a la Moda said...

WOW! What a nice holidays. I would love to know more about the culture in Qatar and Dubai.

B* a la Moda

Dressing Up For Me said...

It´s good to know that you´re having a great time in Qatar, Sherin! Can´t wait to see your shopping loot and too bad about the very conservative dressing in there. I´d definitely suffocate in the 40+ C heat!

Tanvi said...

It's exciting to explore new city. eh!? The mall does look cool ... i would be spending my boiling afternoons there too ... If I were you! :)

Anonymous said...

The photos are wonderful!
Too bad you can't relax on the beach, but that's just that kind of culture... Anyways, I hope you have fun!

Sami said...

That shopping centre looks amazing! I've heard Quatar is a really beautiful country... would love to visit one day!

Sami x

Amina said...

ooh i av an old 'friend' currently in qatar too. looks like your havin fun, ashame about the outfits i guess, but im sure the shoppin has made up for it! lmao gotta show us ur bobble head lol

knk said...

u looks cute

michelle_ said...

good to know that u had an enjoyable trip !
i actually prefer trips to the malls as opposed to sight seeing :/
i dont know why.. but yeah ...

the weather is around 38 celcius as well on a daily basis in indonesia !

janettaylor said...

WOW! Enjoy it, Honey!

Anonymous said...

Nice post;)

Isabel said...

looks like so much fun! have a great time :)

Irene said...

just found your blog! really enjoyed it,expecially the last post!

English Rose ♥ said...

Looks great!

Merci beaucoup for your wonderful comments and support darling, it really means a lot ♥

Je suis très très TRÈS désolée for the late reply!

Have a lovely week dearest =]

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x

Stéphanie said...

Oh ! That's so so nice !

WeShop said...

That Venetian mall looks incredible - like something from Las Vegas! xx

ana said...

Hey Sherin!!! thanks for sharing your holiday pics with us!!! I love your shoes in the first photo!!! The local market looks gorgeous I love to visit markets when I travel I think they are the heart of the towns... local people, local products and you can see a little bit of the culture!!! have fun!!!

Clare said...

These photos are super duper awesome! I want to come with you on one of these adventures. Your life looks super fuuun!

MarchMusings said...

Thanks for sharing your vacay snaps-I've heard so much about the Middle East but never been there. Love that Venetian-themed mall

Elaine said...

Wow!! Lucky you!! I'm sorry you didn't pack the right clothing for the trip but you are definitely quite conservative compared to most Americans!!

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

FashionJazz said...

I am so glad you are having fun! Looks like such a awesome trip, love the outfits too : ) xxx

Milana said...

Beautiful pictures - I love the second one especially! Looks so amazing!

Xx Milana

Becca. said...

gorgeous tights in the first photo!

thankyou for the comment on my blog :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, I'm so glad to hear that you're having a fabulous time, Sherin - you look gorg!! :)

Marcia B. said...

OMG looks like you are having sooo Much fun!! Ahhh you must post what you got in the market! I want a Vichy bracelet too lol

la petite fashionista said...

sounds like you're having a great vacay!! I would LOVE to shop somewhere like that-- it looks like its modeled after the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas :)

& your heart tights are too cute <3

Harriet said...

That shopping mall is ridiculously fabulous! Like something out of Vegas!

Jen said...

It looks and sounds fantastic! So interesting to hear about the culture and how different it is, too.

Tania said...

You look great, however hot it is! Never really been that far out of england...
New on your blog but I love it! I might check back later :P

The Man from Amsterdam said...

Great outfit!

Adele said...

Ooh lovely post! Looks like your having an amazing time! Very jealous!


Juliet said...

You look gorgeous! I'd love to see what you got there!

juliet xxx

Jade "Purple" Brown said...

i love those polka dotted tights!

Style, She Wrote said...

Great pictures! Have fun!! Love those dotted tights.

Kendr▲ said...

Love this post,
you have an amazing blog!
Will be coming back heaps more,
keep up the awesome work :)

Would love it if you checked out mine
in your free time and maybe even

Tasha said...

Both the market and mall look really amazing! It looks like there are great places to shop! And u look so cute in both pictures! Love the tights too!

Anonymous said...

Sherin darling it looks amazing there. I hope you are having a wonderful time and I can't wait to see more photos.

Dena x

Anonymous said...

Sherin darling it looks amazing there. I hope you are having a wonderful time and I can't wait to see more photos.

Dena x

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

It looks like you are having a wonderful time! I'm glad to see that. Also, your first outfit is adorable with those patterned tights!

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