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My favorite cafes to work remotely around Doha and Lusail.
Life in Qatar

My favorite cafes to work remotely around Doha and Lusail.

10 August, 2021
If you’re anything like me, you have probably welcomed the concept of “work from home” with your arms wide open. Because of the current situation, more and more companies are allowing their employees to continue working remotely, at least for a part of a week. Luckily for us, work from home does not actually have […]
Beaches in Qatar, PART 1. Organizing family beach trips with small kids.
Life in Qatar

Beaches in Qatar, PART 1. Organizing family beach trips with small kids.

02 August, 2020
With the pandemic messing up our holiday plans, Qatar’s scorching heat, and many indoor establishments still closed, it’s not easy to find ways to spend time as a family. In the past, we would never even consider visiting any beaches in Qatar between June and September. With the heat and humidity reaching ridiculous levels, we […]
8 things about kids in Qatar that shocked me as a parent.
Life in Qatar

8 things about kids in Qatar that shocked me as a parent.

19 June, 2020
So today I have decided to jump off of the coronavirus-related posts bandwagon and touch another topic. Before you begin reading, please consider taking the below information with a grain of salt. Obviously, not all kids in Qatar are the same, and not all parents are being triggered by the same things. Also, it goes […]
6 ideas to keep your kids busy during self-isolation in Qatar.
Life in Qatar

6 ideas to keep your kids busy during self-isolation in Qatar.

17 April, 2020
Raise your hand if during the past couple of weeks you’ve reached a whole new level of appreciation for every teacher’s job. I know I have! Suddenly, you went from working full time and going out and about to voluntarily locking yourself up at home with your spouse and kids. The first few days were […]
Living in the Covid-19 crisis: why I chose Qatar over Poland.
Life in Qatar

Living in the Covid-19 crisis: why I chose Qatar over Poland.

04 April, 2020
There it is, my first post about the current crisis. I apologize to those of you who are sick and tired of reading about it. I do have some points to raise, though. It’s mostly because of people’s reactions to what’s happening in my life at the moment, and their follow-up questions πŸ™‚ . Also, […]
Qatar: a comprehensive guide to hiring a house helper.
Life in Qatar

Qatar: a comprehensive guide to hiring a house helper.

25 March, 2020
So we are back in Qatar. Circumstances back in 2020 (namely: early lockdown in Poland and closure of the borders) forced us to make a difficult decision on the spot: should I stay in Poland with the kids and not be able to join my hubby in Qatar for God knows how long, or should […]
Everything you need to know about online shopping in Qatar.
Life in Qatar

Everything you need to know about online shopping in Qatar.

12 March, 2020
UPDATED: July 2021 During the peak of the pandemic, we’ve learned to avoid crowded places such as shopping malls, and the popularity of online shopping skyrocketed. Now, the situation is getting better, but the habit of buying stuff online stayed with us for good. I’m happily on board with that, as I believe that while […]
14 Signs You’ve Been Spoiled by Life in Qatar.
Life in Qatar

14 Signs You’ve Been Spoiled by Life in Qatar.

05 March, 2020
We’ve all been there: upon returning to our home countries, be it for vacation or for good, we immediately start complaining about certain things, because they are not how we want/expect them to be! What seemed completely normal to you before moving to Qatar is now bringing a deep frown to your sun-beaten face, and […]
Qatar: a comprehensive guide to nurseries.
Life in Qatar

Qatar: a comprehensive guide to nurseries.

18 February, 2020
UPDATED: July 2021 In this update, I have removed some nurseries from the list. Some closed down, some were unresponsive and had no online presence. In case a nursery is active online, but did not respond to my request for updated information, I kept the last known information in the spreadsheet and made a note […]
10 tips to survive moving to another country.
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10 tips to survive moving to another country.

14 February, 2020
In 2020 I’ve officially moved back to the desert, after spending 8 months in Poland. The year 2019 taught me a very valuable lesson: home is not always a place where you were born and raised. Home is where you feel most comfortable, where your family is, a place you long to come back to […]
Qatar: a comprehensive guide to house-hunting.
Life in Qatar

Qatar: a comprehensive guide to house-hunting.

10 February, 2020
So my previous post about Private Schools in Qatar turned out to be a huge success. I’m honestly overwhelmed by the amount of positive feedback as well as the number of downloads! Encouraged by the response, I decided to cover another topic very close to our hearts: house-hunting in Qatar! During the 9+ years spent […]
5 truths about raising an expat child.
Lifestyle

5 truths about raising an expat child.

05 February, 2020
“Where are you from?” – I asked Adam once, quite curious about what will he say. He was 3 years old at the time. “Germany!” – he answered, without any hesitation. Wait, what!? I was expecting “Poland”, maybe “Tunisia”, but why on earth would he associate himself with a country he has no links to? […]
Qatar: is it a good place to raise your children?
Life in Qatar

Qatar: is it a good place to raise your children?

25 October, 2019
Imagine you’ve landed your dream job. Trouble is, the job is in the Middle East and accepting the offer would mean that your whole family has to relocate. I had it easier – when I moved to Qatar, there were only two of us. We then smoothly transitioned into a family of five. πŸ™‚ But […]
Our family. 10 random facts to keep you entertained.
Lifestyle

Our family. 10 random facts to keep you entertained.

04 October, 2019
“Who are those guys?” – you might wonder. I did post about the beginning of our life together HERE, but that’s all that some of you know about us so far. So in order to introduce our family a bit better, I’ve decided to entertain you with some trivia. Enjoy! 1. Before Khaled met me, […]
It’s complicated: my relationship with Qatar.
Life in Qatar

It’s complicated: my relationship with Qatar.

14 September, 2019
β€œYou’re moving WHERE???” asked another one of my friends, when I informed him that I’m planning to settle down in Qatar. Once again, I had to explain that I’m not planning to live in a village in the middle of the desert, rolling my eyes at lousy jokes about being sold to a savage desert […]