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Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 7th 2016, 11:59 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,687
Posted By Alexa

Re: Hasta la vista!

Happy retirement ! Enjoy xoxo
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 9th 2015, 1:24 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,843
Posted By Alexa

Re: Last meal on leaving the ME?

I'd keep my hunger for a pig on a spit once out.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 5th 2015, 5:02 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 6,557
Posted By Alexa

Re: FIFA Arrests - Qatar WC under threat?

Hahaha..it's too obvious, isn't it....:rofl:
Forum: Middle East
Jun 4th 2015, 2:40 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 5,460
Posted By Alexa

Re: Doha vs. Dhahran - A tale of two offers

hmm, I find there is a big difference in the general attitude of expats. As you said, the difficulty "outside" probably lets people bond. Despite having lived on several compounds in Doha, I have not...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 4th 2015, 2:16 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 5,460
Posted By Alexa

Re: Doha vs. Dhahran - A tale of two offers

all I can say is that the women/people I met here who have lived in Saudi before Doha prefer Saudi.
It generally seems that people who have never lived in Saudi say they would never go there.
I...
Forum: Middle East
May 31st 2015, 3:40 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 5,460
Posted By Alexa

Re: Doha vs. Dhahran - A tale of two offers

I had more fun living 4 years in KSA than in living 11 years in Dohell. THAT I can tell you for sure. Oh...and I met my (western) husband while living in KSA. Just sayin'.....
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 10th 2015, 2:22 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By Alexa

Re: Long term posting to Riyadh - housing ideas?

Almost all the better compounds have apartments/serviced studios for short term stay.
I know for sure Eid compound does and Kingdom does. Availability is, of course, another matter.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 29th 2015, 2:24 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By Alexa

Re: Long term posting to Riyadh - housing ideas?

What Millhouse said.
Get a flat on a decent compound. Otherwise forget fun and games.
Ah wait...your company is not offering that?
Then forget it.
You'll be stuck in a serviced flat somewhere....
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 9th 2015, 2:11 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,108
Posted By Alexa

Re: Bad Day at the Mall...walk rage!!!

Haha..China is great fun! There I developed the stop and go practice. When ever a shop attendant sticks to your backside ( which they almost always do), start walking a few very fast steps and then...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 27th 2015, 9:28 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,268
Posted By Alexa

Re: Car sale fraud, info needed please

I am really curious about the outcome of this matter. Please keep us posted.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 24th 2015, 12:12 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,108
Posted By Alexa

Re: Bad Day at the Mall...walk rage!!!

Ya, that works for a bout the first 6 months. After that, No. Get the **** out of my way or else. Is not unheard of.

And I am not on the phone while shopping in a supermarket. IF I were, I WOULD...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 22nd 2015, 3:00 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,108
Posted By Alexa

Re: Bad Day at the Mall...walk rage!!!

That or "Yalla". And bumping your cart into them.
Forum: Middle East
Jan 27th 2015, 8:34 am
Replies: 13
Views: 4,630
Posted By Alexa

Re: Qatar - Barwa City - help and guide !

Exactly. I went there once, just to see it, hoofed it out of there asap.
Forum: Middle East
Dec 31st 2014, 9:44 am
Replies: 30
Views: 17,232
Posted By Alexa

Re: Terminated in Qatar with Loan

You know, looking at views and responses to this thread..I believe not everybody who saw it responded because they saw somebody else had already said what could be done. There really is not that much...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 24th 2014, 11:07 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,518
Posted By Alexa

Re: Do almost all villas in Abu Dhabi have marble floors ?

Lol...you do NOT want carpet. Remember, the desert is close. The dust and sand accumulating in houses is incredible. Carpet is obviously not a good idea.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 23rd 2014, 9:02 am
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By Alexa

Merry Christmas

Wishing all of you a merry Christmas and a happy, healthy, successful 2015. xoxo
Forum: Middle East
Dec 20th 2014, 9:32 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,326
Posted By Alexa

Re: Please HELP for QATAR!!! Moving from USA

In short, NO. This is,IMHO, not good enough.Not worth it to come to Qatar.
Plus, getting kids into decent schools here is very, very difficult.

IF you have a decent job/life where you are, then I...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 11th 2014, 10:08 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,739
Posted By Alexa

Re: Food Shopping Doha

Go to LuLu , Spinney's or Family Food. They all have British stuff. Oh, and Mega Mart.
LuLu is the cheapest and most busy. Spinney's and Mega Mart are the most expensive.

I don't know if you are...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 17th 2014, 10:01 am
Replies: 9
Views: 3,136
Posted By Alexa

Forum: Middle East
Sep 16th 2014, 10:37 am
Replies: 9
Views: 3,136
Posted By Alexa

Re: Good affordable compound in Doha

Here is the number to their reception. Ask to speak to Mr. Peter, he is the compound manager.
# 44667667
Forum: Middle East
Sep 14th 2014, 4:29 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,136
Posted By Alexa

Re: Good affordable compound in Doha

Try Al Fardan Garden compound on D Ring. It's between the Mall and Lulu.
There are also a lot of smallish compounds on the "backside" of Lulu. Maybe worth a look. I think one of them is called Al...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 17th 2014, 8:12 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,170
Posted By Alexa

Re: Life after Death

Sorry to hear that Scamp. The only thing to add for me would be to talk to his friends...to make sure they keep you informed about how he is doing.
Forum: Middle East
Jun 28th 2014, 6:27 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By Alexa

Re: Dubai or Australia? Teens especially!

In my opinion, as a mother, Australia would be 100% better for you. I have a 16 year old son who grew up as an expat kid in the middle East. Not something he found easy.
I truly think your all...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 4th 2014, 1:26 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,624
Posted By Alexa

Re: Doha New Arrivals

They have now opened a pub. It's called the Rose and Thistle.
http://diningindoha.com/restaurants/rose-and-thistle
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