Ian Edelman in Doha

Expat exploits in Qatar

After 4 years


It’s now been over a week since I made my final exit from Doha. I don’t intend to now use this blog to criticise Qatar from a safe distance. I will remember most of my time in Qatar with affection, however only a few days after leaving, whatever bonds I felt with the country are rapidly evaporating. 

The UK that I returned to was a very different one to the country that I left. Although I applied for a vote in the Brexit referendum, the forms were lost in the Qatar postal system. Either way, my vote would not have affected the disastrous outcome. I was only in the UK for a few days, and I am now in Cyprus for the next 7 weeks, watching from a distance to see what can be salvaged from the Brexit debacle.

This really ought to be the final post in my Doha blog… it probably will be, unless Qatar throws something unexpected in my direction. Thanks to all of you who regularly dropped by. If I decide to write again in a new space on another topic, I will provide a link. So bye for now.


4 thoughts on “After 4 years

  1. Good bye Ian. Enjoy your well deserved holidays. My daughter and family are off for a two week holiday to Norway then off to Canada. Keep my email and I extend an invitation to you and your wife to visit with us in Canada if you can come someday. We have a guest room. ( comox valley, Vancouver island )

  2. Hi Ian,

    Interesting; we were in Cyprus at the same time ;) We were in Nicosia for most of July leading up to our Istanbul trip, 6 days after the coup. Qatar, here we come :)


  3. I can’t understand why you blame Qatar for that. Life in Qatar has nothing to do with the bloody Brexit.

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