Doh in Doha
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February 10th, 2008 – by: easyjobrob
Well, I arrived from Dubai last night, late, last night, and checked into the Ramada Plaza Hotel - very nice, except they did not have my non-smoking room - they only had smoking rooms available - suites, but smoking ones. Well it was gone 11pm so I did not argue...went upto room 300...nice view, and ordered some room service and an ironing board. Both arrived quickly and I administered myself. I was booked in to speak at Doha College this moring at 10.25 to help the great guys and girls there with their uni decisions.
Being a smoking room I simply could not get to sleep..coughing and croaking all night...so when my alarm went off at 6am I was already awake and in the shower. A lonely breakfast in the cavernous dining room and then a few hours of emails and practicing the presentation...then into a nice cab and off to the college. I got there in plenty of time, despite the horrendous traffic and registered myself at the reception.
"You are a little early Mr Aldridge" came the polite reply please take a seat. And so I sat, and I sat, and I sat...10.25 came and went and then a young lady was rushed through the reception and into an ambulance - hyperventilating - "ah" thinks I, "that'll be the hold up". So I waited some more. By now it was 11.15 and I had to be out of my hotel by 12.00 or pay and extra days rent.
At this point my day perked up. The old Souk is a delight and the dhow anchorage - whilst not up to the standard of Dubai - was great. I didn't buy anything but did some tourist happy snapping before getting myself back to the hotel and onto the courtesy bus to the airport.
So I have spent some time putting together a very special and detailed guide to getting into the top UK universities just for Doha College by way of a sorry.
The moral of the story? Get off your damned high horse Aldridge!!!!! Oh, yes...and go to the Souk in Doha - it is great!!!!!
On to Bahrain..I have checked the time difference already!!!!
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