Everybody who has spent time in a different country knows that expat life is not quite like anything else in the world. The confusion of the first few days and weeks, the slow, but steady process of acclimation, the little peculiarities and quirks that might strike you about your new surroundings: almost any situation you encounter can make for a great story. If you are so inclined and want to blog about it, of course!
Our InterNations recommended blog section features talented expat bloggers from around the world. Their offerings to the blogosphere have been selected for their great entries and high quality, whether they may be funny, informative, interesting, deeply personal or a combination of all of the above.
Let’s hear from our featured bloggers in Qatar:
For me it was freaky how much life here is similar to life in the States. Granted I haven't lived in the States for a very long time and my perceptions are dated. But even my children (who have never lived in the States) kept saying things like “It smells like Grammy's house.” (Grammy is their US American grandma.) I can only figure it's the dish detergent.
The biggest surprise was probably the contrast of old and new, East and West; a desire to preserve traditions coupled with an urge to be at the forefront of all the newest trends, technology and fashion. The sight of Louboutin’s peeking out from under an abaya never ceases to startle!