For as much as I've traveled, and that's a fair amount, I've somehow never ended up in the Middle East. It has been on my bucket list for forever. So on my way back from Thailand, Qatar Airways put me up for an overnight layover.
I arrived midday on a Sunday and had the whole afternoon and early evening to wander the streets, visit the art museum, check out the bazaar and get the impression that I simply must return for much longer and to many more places in this hospitable land.
It was only as I drifted off to sleep, perhaps a bit early due to the time change and the fact that I'd be up early for my continuing flight, that I regretted not being able to visit the Al Jazeera headquarters I could pretty much see from the top of my hotel roof that a Filipino employee kindly let me out on at dusk.