Friday, February 25, 2005

Break Plans

Found out a little bit more about the Qatar itinerary (I now have a Qatari Visa and I have the tickets)

Basically, fly Pit->Philadephia->Heathrow->Doha, Qatar (via Bahrain, but we don't deplane in Bahrain); the return is the same, in reverse.

Heading out, 4 hour layover in Philly, 3.5 in Heathrow. Coming back 4 hour 40 minute layover in Heathrow, 4 hour 20 minute layover in Philly (some of that is important to clear customs). Total travelling time there is 24 hours, and back is about 28 hours (not including early check in or getting bags or driving to/from airports).

But hey, it sounds really amazing. I'm not sure what we'll do with a whole day there on a holy day (Friday) before our return flight. I'm trying to see if I can experience a religious service - I hear most things will be closed on that Friday so I'm not sure what else to do.




Anonymous said...

Wow. That's a lot of sitting.

That's worse than my Trinidad--Miami--Los Angeles--Frankfurt--Munich trip, or my sister's Rome--Heathrow--Los Angeles--Taiwan--Bankok trip.

I'm terribly spoiled.

But you're going to Qatar! That continues to be unbelievably awesome! I think it would be cool to see some sort of religious service. I would try to find someone to go with who knows what's going on. Make some friends on campus or something. :)


Aileen said...

As a guy, you shouldn't have too much of a problem, although I really don't know. I know you can tour the mosques on days that are not Friday, but you must wear modest clothing, etc.

But yeah, like Helen said, make friends and tag along :-p