// MY NAME IS DANIELAnd after years of dreaming I've sold everything I own and set off on the open road. I've made this site as a sort of photo journal of my travels. The map shows where I've been (red), where I've stayed a month or more (yellow), and where I plan to go (white). And so, armed with little more than a backpack, a camera, and a dream, I now take the road less traveled by. So it goes.
DOHA I'd heard from several people that Qatar was rather uninteresting, but it turned out to be my favorite of the three Gulf states that I visited. Lots of well designed pedestrian districts (though all a bit disconnected from one another by highways, hopefully the new Metro under construction will fix that problem) and really a rare balance between historically inspired architecture and a modern skyline. Friendly people and great weather too, though that was only because I came during winter. Apparently in the summer the AVERAGE is 108 F (42C) but on some days, much much higher. Yikes.
QATARI NATIONAL MUSEUM I'm normally not very interested in museums, but this one has to be one of my favorites, behind the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City and the Metropolitan Museum in New York. The photos here really don't do it justice. It's a sci-fi building where the walls are movies and the history of Qatar is told starting with the formation of Earth out of cosmic dust billions of years ago.