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For the second time, my travels have taken me through the airport in Doha, Qatar. Each time I have been impressed — if not amazed — by the high end shopping available… at an airport, of all places. If you want any famous label on your clothes, purse, or jewelry, then the airport in Doha is the place to go. Would you like to see some examples?

Mclaren cars at the Doha, Qatar airport

Mclaren is considered one of the fastest and best made cars in the world. In fact, they fall into the Super Car category. I don’t know how much this one would cost, but hopefully they will negotiate the price! I must admit, this was the first time I had seen a Mclaren in an airport!

Expensive beverages at the Doha, Qatar airport

In the shopping areas, I saw many bottles of expensive alcoholic beverages. Some of the bottles were quite large, as you can see in the photo above. 

Tea options at the Doha, Qatar airport

Speaking of beverages, apparently tea is taken very seriously in Qatar. As you can see from this display, you can have many different ways to prepare your tea, and there are several different types of tea to enjoy.

In the event your travels lead you to Doha, Qatar’s airport, you may want to budget a little extra time and money for shopping. Enjoy your traveling!

My title may or may not entice you, but I saw some unique cars in Beijing during my last visit! Hopefully you will find them as interesting as I did. Would you like to see them?

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Arguably, nothing says elegance like a Bentley. This beauty was parked near an area I know pretty well, and I wanted a test drive! I didn’t know this before that day, but “Bentley” is inset in the headlights.The Diversity of Cars in Beijing

Perhaps all of the other Bentleys I have owned didn’t have that option! Ha Ha! The next car I will show you certainly takes a back seat to no other automobile. Can you guess what it is?

The Diversity of Cars in Beijing

This Rolls Royce was literally steps away from the Bentley in this upscale shopping area of Beijing. Rolls Royce has long been considered the measuring stick for other luxury cars, and this one was tricked out on the inside. The leather seats looked amazing. If I could afford a Rolls Royce, I think I could afford an additional paint job to cover the purple! This certainly isn’t a muscle car from the 1970s!

To show you some of the contrasting styles of cars you can find in China, check out my next photo!

The Diversity of Cars in Beijing

This little car was parked very near the Bentley and the Rolls Royce. I would guess this car weighed about as much as the wheels on either the Bentley or the Rolls Royce! Unfortunately, I am a veteran of the traffic in Beijing, and I am not sure I would feel very safe in this vehicle. But it did give me a good comparison for the other cars!

When you are traveling in foreign countries, I would suggest keeping your eyes opened for interesting cars. Oh, it may also help you stay safe when you are walking!

Where have you seen the most interesting cars?

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June 23, 2015 — Leave a comment

With China’s recent improvements in their economic standing, people now have more discretionary funds for nice things… like cars. This has brought about some interesting challenges for China. Many of the cities were not designed to handle this increase in the volume of cars. So, some people decide it is OK to park on the sidewalk, which is understandable because there aren’t enough parking spaces. When this becomes even more interesting is when people decide to drive on the sidewalks — no, I am not kidding. Some of the drivers are first generation drivers, so other than riding in a taxi or bus, they haven’t been exposed to a lot of driving.

The new buildings are being designed by wise engineers, so they are addressing the parking problem by digging huge holes underneath the buildings for underground parking decks. This is a great idea, so I tip my hat to those who planned the new buildings with this design.

With the new discretionary funds some in China have, many have turned to luxury cars, and some to sports cars. You can see a wide variety of cars on the streets in China!

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Yes, you can even find a custom exterior on a car to help the owner express themselves. I have even seen a small black car with a Batman logo on the hood!

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What car-crazy nation would be complete without a set of fuzzy dice hanging from the rear view mirror?!

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