Camel Race Track., Doha (21)

Camels By The Hundreds At Al Shahaniya Camel Racetrack, Qatar …. See The Video & Photographs.

You have never seen so many camels, well I haven’t, since we actually stumbled upon the village of Al Shahaniya, where Qatar’s popular camel racetrack is situated. To be honest, we were looking for a unique car museum but then found ourselves gripped by the sight of so many camels. It was about a 45-minute drive out into the desert from Doha and with professional camel racking having begun in Qatar in 1972. Eoin Clarke and I wandered about the camel paddock taking photographs and recording ...
Doha's Souq Waqif - Military band playing to the sounds of bagpipes.

Doha’s Souq Waqif – Three Videos Of The Souq’s Sights & Sounds.

Still catching up with my travels in this the fourth of four tournaments in succession to commence 2016. I posted pics of our visit last week to Doha’s exciting Souq Waqif and here’s the link to that ‘Life On Tour’ story:- Now for your viewing pleasure is a couple of videos from our night out in the Souq.
Too hot to handle - dried chillis at Doha's Souq Waqif

Doha’s Souq Waqif – So Many Wonderful Sights, Sounds & Smells …. See All The Pics.

It has been probably over a dozen years since I last ventured to the Doha Souq or to use its correct term – Souq Waqif that is Arabic for ‘standing market’. So in the company of Sue, our dear friend and landlady for the week, along with leading European Tour photographer, Eoin Clarke, we headed off for a close-up inspection. The souq is located among a wonderful array of streets and back alleys in the old town of Doha and features traditional garments, spices, handicrafts, and ...

Bahrain Stopover On Route To Qatar.

It has been five years since my one and only visit to Bahrain. That was in 2011 for the inaugural Volvo Champions event at the Colin Montgomerie designed Royal Golf Club, and won by England’s Paul Casey. I was fortunate also to play the course on the Monday after the tournament and the striking memory of the course was the site of oil pipelines running through the course, and also in a number of the suburban streets around the city, and such is the nature of the oil-rich nation. However it ...
Anyone for a cupper

Anyone For A Cupper? Tea The Theme At Colombo Airport.

The first tournament of the New Year provided a few firsts. A first flight on Sri Lankan Airways and very pleasantly surprised and a first visit to Sri Lankan, and albeit 2 1/2 hour stop-over at Colombo Airport. And one of the first sights within the Colombo Airport terminal is the number of tea shops. Of course, tea production is one of the main sources of foreign exchange for Sri Lanka (formerly called Ceylon), and accounts for 2% of GDP, contributing US $1,527 million in 2013 to the economy of ...
'A Frayed Knot' and its happy owner.

Barges On The Union Canal At Woughton Medieval Village.

It was a wonderful Saturday morning and peaceful tranquil setting on the Union Canal at Woughton Medieval Village, and where we sent the week of the British Masters. The view from the hotel room looked out over the Milton Keynes Marina. It was not your normal marina boasting ocean-going yachts or high-speed power boats. No, Milton Keynes Marina was full of barges.  I counted about 70 but then loss count as there was so many tied up at the many moorings. The colourful barges only added to the autumn ...
Okay, pick the pumpkin.

Pumpkins Aplenty After Harvest In Bavaria.

Everywhere we have driven this past week we have seen piles of various types of pumpkins placed beside the roadways. There was one beside the road at Bad Brimbach, and where we have been residing each week. Take a look at the pictures and no comments please on the snap of me and the painted face pumpkin.