Travel Tag and Qatar February 2015

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Travel Tag and Qatar
February 2015


 Hi Divas!
I am back from my little travelling adventure and ready to blog again. I really missed blogging and I have so many product reviews to post. Thank you for all the well wishes on my trip. I had a wonderful time in the Middle East. Even though I was working I did a few tourist activities which I will share with you below. This week, I thought I would do a travel tag as it seems appropriate since I wanted to do a little more than just show off some of my recent adventure photos. Hope you enjoy it and feel free to do the tag on your blog. I would love to read your answers as well.

Flying over beautiful Cape Town. What a stunning view!


1. How many countries have you visited?
I have only been to Qatar and the UAE.

2. Why do you travel?
I mainly travel for work purposes. I perform and do theatre shows in other countries. I am very fortunate that my job allows me to travel abroad. I really wish I could travel for pleasure though.

3. Favourite City or Country?
I am biased but my favourite city is my home town, Cape Town. Sorry, but nothing has stolen my heart like Cape Town yet. ;-)

4. Most memorable experience abroad?
It would have to be riding a camel in the middle of the Qatari desert. It was such a surreal experience. Like something out of a book or movie. I loved every minute of it.

5. Best item purchased abroad?
Wow, this is a hard one as I tend to do tons of shopping when I am overseas. I think my favourite item is my beautiful teddy camel which I named 'Jasmine'. I bought Jasmine at the Abu Dhabi airport when I was stuck there for nine hours back in 2013. It was my first time going overseas and they had a problem with my visa. I bought Jasmine to cheer me up but also to have an item as a remembrance of how great God was in sorting out my visa and taking care of me on my first flight overseas. Whenever I look at Jasmine I am reminded of that experience and God's goodness.

6. Favourite travel accessories you always pack?
I love my travel neck pillow which I use on the plane to have a peaceful and comfy sleep. I like to take my mini cosmetics bag and pack my Maybelline Clear Smooth Powder and Maybelline Baby Lips lip tints to keep the dark puffy eyes at bay and the lips looking plump and cute. Along with that I have my mini eau de toilette spray from The Body Shop to keep me smelling fresh after long haul flights.

7. Advise for those who want to travel but think they can't...
For me travel takes a lot of faith. You have to mentally prepare yourself as well as financially prepare yourself. You have to take a leap of faith and put some money aside and time for your trip. You have to plan and believe that everything will work out in the end and you will have a great time.


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Photo's of my Qatar February 2015 Trip: 
I went on a boat ride around the city and experienced a beautiful sunset. We had a mini party on the boat singing karaoke songs, dancing and eating snickers chocolate ice cream desserts till we were blue in the face. It was very cold and windy on the boat. It was surprisingly chilly in Qatar this time round. There were quite a few sand storms in the evenings.


 
 I went out to dinner with my fellow cast members and as we were driving we spotted this beautiful skyscraper building. We decided to stop and go inside and take a look. This is the Torch hotel and it is the tallest hotel in Doha with 51 floors. It looks really spectacular at night as the building lights up in an array of colourful lights. We went to the Tea Garden restaurant in the hotel and had high tea. I ordered a lovely Arabian Masala Chai Tea which was served with freshly baked biscotti biscuits. This tea was so delicious. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.





When I am in Qatar I have to go to my favourite mall, Villaggio and shop up a storm. I swear, it's like I have a complete black out moment when I shop there. My mind goes into a shopping trance and I end up swiping my credit card every where. Talk about no self control! Lol ;-) I bought many makeup products at Sephora and went completely crazy at Bath and Body Works. They even gave me a free pink bag because I bought so many goodies there. I also stocked up on my favourite chocolate and date brands at the airport. This time we stayed in the beautiful Zubarah hotel. Everyday they packed the bathroom with travel size L'occitane products. I threw all of them in my suitcase and took them home with me. Score! ;-)



Have a fabulous week!!
Divalicious kisses.
Xxxx


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10 March 2015 at 00:22 delete

Such an interesting tag! These places are so far away from where I live! Great shopping spree!

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Saundy
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10 March 2015 at 18:15 delete

Such a nice post! God is extremely good. I am inspired. Such wonderful goodies that you have received from Qatar. :D

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LoveT.
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11 March 2015 at 00:48 delete

Wow amazing Photos from lovely Places!
Also love L´Occitane Hair and Skin Care Products :)

kisses

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Kim Alston
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11 March 2015 at 04:50 delete

HaHaHa Desle, my mom does the same thing! She packs what they give her. LOL Awww, this was great girl! You travel to some really nice places. Your job is awesome! Glad you're back doll.
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13 March 2015 at 15:18 delete

Riding a camel is on my bucket list not sure it's comfortable should photograph well! haha glad you're back safe and sound x

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Diva Desle
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16 March 2015 at 13:36 delete

God is sooo good! Thanks so much ;-)

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Diva Desle
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16 March 2015 at 13:36 delete

Those L'occitane products are amazing. Thanks lovely lady. xoxo

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Diva Desle
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16 March 2015 at 13:37 delete

Hehehe, yay for your mom and me! ;-))) Thanks so much sweety. XOXO

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Diva Desle
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16 March 2015 at 13:37 delete

Riding a camel is quite an experience. Thanks Natalie!

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Thank you for your comment:-)