The place was swarming with people, including famous ones like Robin Williams and Antonio Banderas. But we weren't really there for the movies or the fame. We were just there for the fun.
.... and for the popcorn. Kaiya finished most of this one off by herself!
She went straight for the princess one. Are we surprised? No. Candice, she still always quotes what you wrote in the "Little Miss Princess" book. "Candice says that I'm a true princess." (!)
There were all kinds of free, live performances. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see any of the big ones, held in the open air theatres, because we were kind of crunched for time, with a Halloween party to get to after. But we saw this whirling dervish. He must have spun for about 15 minutes. And then walked a straight line to get off the stage. Crazy!
A Qatari woman gave me my first henna. It's still wet in this picture. You wait about 30 minutes for it to dry, and then you can wash it off. It's starting to fade from my hands now, after having it for about a week. Jeff wanted to take pictures of the process, but the woman asked him not to.
Some of the beautiful buildings:
This was definitely one of our best days out yet. Kaiya had her face painted, got a little kite, decorated a mask, read and created some books, and we all enjoyed the people and the culture. Thank you, Doha, for showing us a good time.