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The Hangout in Msheireb Downtown – my very honest review.
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The Hangout in Msheireb Downtown – my very honest review.

19 September, 2021
A small confession before I begin – I’m not a big fan of “trendy” spots. If everybody talks about something, I most probably will not πŸ˜‰ I am of an opinion that it’s more valuable to write about places which are underrated, as opposed to ones where everyone goes. But after visiting The Hangout I […]
My favorite cafes to work remotely around Doha and Lusail.
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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 […]
Top 10 cafΓ©s in Msheireb Downtown that deliver!
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Top 10 cafΓ©s in Msheireb Downtown that deliver!

09 April, 2021
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably figured out that having a coffee in Msheireb has recently grown to become my #1 morning activity. I absolutely adore Msheireb Downtown. It’s calm, sophisticated, walkable (!!), NOT located a million miles away from my house (sorry, Lusail Marina!), and bursting at the seams with hip eateries […]
Having a baby in a pandemic: WWRC, Qatar.
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Having a baby in a pandemic: WWRC, Qatar.

10 February, 2021
Hello after a long break! As some of you might already know, back in December I’ve had my 3rd (oh dear!) child. Baby Alex, aka our “Covid Baby”, is doing great! Since I am quite active on the birth-related Facebook groups in Qatar, it is clear to me that many ladies are anxious and confused […]
Amazing businesses led by women in Qatar.
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Amazing businesses led by women in Qatar.

24 November, 2020
UPDATED: July 2021 So I have been thinking. Mostly about my future and how to steer my career now that I found myself without a job. I feel free, but honestly have no idea which direction to go. Diving into this subject made me think of all the amazing, talented, and passionate women out there […]
Beaches in Qatar, PART 1. Organizing family beach trips with small kids.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 […]
Happening in Qatar: March 2020.
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Happening in Qatar: March 2020.

25 February, 2020
Here are some events to keep you busy in Qatar, in the month of March 2020. FAMILY FUN Whiskers & Purrs Community Cat Show When & Where: Mar 7 (1pm-6pm), Tennis Courts @ The Pearl. Fees: FREE! About: a great family event dedicated to kitties! Apart from the show, there will be plenty of activities […]
Qatar: a comprehensive guide to nurseries.
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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 […]
Qatar: a comprehensive guide to house-hunting.
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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 […]
Qatar National Sports Day 2020.
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Qatar National Sports Day 2020.

07 February, 2020
Each year, on the 2nd Tuesday of February, people in Qatar divide into two camps: “It’s Sports Day, no work today!” camp, and “It’s Sports Day, let’s go out and do something fun! (And, there’s no work today!)” camp. Please read on, if you think you might belong to the second group. πŸ™‚ Qatar National […]
5 truths about raising an expat child.
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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? […]
Happening in Qatar: February 2020.
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Happening in Qatar: February 2020.

28 January, 2020
Here are some events to keep you busy in Qatar, in the month of February 2020. Please note that Sports Day activities are excluded! There will be a separate post covering those – watch this space! πŸ™‚ KIDS ENTERTAINMENT Exploratorium: The Exploration of Sciences and Arts When & Where: Feb 22 (3pm-6pm), Oxygen Park (Education […]
Qatar: a comprehensive guide to private schools.
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Qatar: a comprehensive guide to private schools.

27 January, 2020
UPDATED: July 2021 As some of you might already know, after moving back to Poland for 8 months, we had made a decision to return to Qatar!. We all love it here and can’t stay away! πŸ™‚ This means that we had to look for a school for Adam (agaaaain…). Being an obsessive planner, I’ve […]
Life in Qatar: on a mission to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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Life in Qatar: on a mission to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

17 January, 2020
A lot of people who I talked to in Qatar seem to have one thing in common: after a couple of years in the Middle East, somewhere between long working hours and questionable lifestyle habits, they managed to gain an impressive amount of weight. Myself included. One of my colleagues (+8 kg in 5 years) […]
Happening in Qatar – December 2019
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Happening in Qatar – December 2019

29 November, 2019
Here are some events to keep you busy in Qatar, in the month of December. KIDS ENTERTAINMENT Peekaboo Baby Theater – “Wendy Frost” When & Where: Dec 14, Sharq Village & Spa Fees: 180 QAR (children, inclusive of a small gift), 90 QAR (accompanying adults) About: a fairy tale about a little girl called Wendy […]
Perfect winter holiday destinations, if you’re based in Qatar.
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Perfect winter holiday destinations, if you’re based in Qatar.

19 November, 2019
UPDATE: before you choose your destination, check the current covid situation there to make sure you’ll be allowed to enter the country, and what documents you need to present! So this one is for all of you Qatar-based families who are still not sure where to travel for the winter break. Been there, done that! […]
Having a baby in Qatar? Here’s my experience with the Cuban Hospital.
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Having a baby in Qatar? Here’s my experience with the Cuban Hospital.

12 November, 2019
UPDATE, 2020/2021 – Cuban Hospital is currently assigned for Covid-19 patients and is not admitting pregnant women for checkups or delivery, until further notice! Hold your horses, I am NOT pregnant again! πŸ˜€ This post is completely spontaneous and refers to my previous experience with the Cuban Hospital in Qatar. Ok, there’s a risk that […]
Qatar: is it a good place to raise your children?
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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 […]
Finding a job in Qatar.
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Finding a job in Qatar.

18 October, 2019
I never actually planned to write a whole post on job hunting in Qatar. I did, however, receive plenty of questions related to this subject. So, instead of replying to each message separately, I decided to do a bit of work-related FAQ on my blog. “So, what’s your story?” You can read about it all […]
It’s complicated: my relationship with Qatar.
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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 […]
How I met a tall dark stranger. Our story.
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How I met a tall dark stranger. Our story.

10 September, 2019
Once upon a time, one adventurous Polish girl met a tall dark stranger… The rest is history πŸ™‚ My parents were both lawyers and, as it often happens in such circumstances, I was expected to follow the same path. Not that I had much against it. I pictured myself in an Ally McBeal-ish setup: smart, […]