Finally I was heading to the other boot! Most of my life, both feet have been firmly planted in Italy, but, at the end of last year, I was given the opportunity to try on the other boot for the first time – the Arabian Peninsula.

Three nights in Doha was the top prize at a blogger event I attended and, lo and behold, I was the winner, all thanks to the generosity of Qatar Airways and the Qatar Tourism Board. Running through Abu Dhabi and Dubai airports heading to Bangkok or the Seychelles totalled my experience in this part of the world. This time, I would be stopping to smell the camels.

Tiny Qatar, with only three million people, is the richest country in the world with […]