Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Doha, Qatar

After two days in London we are now in the Doha, Qatar airport waiting for a 1:00 AM flight to Dubai. (It is now 9:5  PM.) Our flight from London was on Qatar Airways wide body jet. It held about 330 passengers bur had only less than 100. As a result we could sit any place we wanted to. Qatar Airways is a five star airline and we were impressed. Even coach (were we were sitting) was very good. Because the lack of passengers I was able to stretch out on four middle seats and nod for a while.

Yesterday we took the underground into London from our airport hotel and spent the entire day. We were not back to our hotel until about 9:00 PM. We took a "Hop-On Hop-Off" bus and tour the city stopping off when we wanted to. We spent a lot of time in the Parliament and Westminster Abbey area and even had a late lunch in a pub there. It was a pleasant day and, in fact, the sun even came out for a bit. In the morning it had been a tad cold and then again cold at night.

Tonight getting off the plane in Doha it was probably in the 70s so it was quite a change. Because we have a long layover the airline gave us a meal voucher so we had a sandwich. Now we wait and then on to Dubai.

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