Tuesday, April 17, 2012

TEDxSummit in Doha with @dbirdy: Day 2

Posted By on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 9:53 AM

This is day two of our weeklong journey in Doha! (Read yesterday's post here!)

Did you tune into the TEDxSummit livestream yesterday? Hans Rosling's preso was awesome, right? If you missed it, as soon as they're up I'll be sure to link everyone!

Today was spent with a very sweet, super personable woman from the Netherlands at the private museum of Sheikh Faisal.

Sure, Faisal was convicted of inciting racial hatred after urging his constituents to kill Jews, Hindus, Christians and Americans, but his museum was welcoming and, curiously, there were tons and tons of American vehicles. Ford, Chevy, the works. Considering the context of Sheikh Faisal's history, I am interested in why those vehicles were there. This museum showcases is his personal collection.

Next up was the camel and equestrian tracks. I made friends with an incredibly sweet mare named Chestnut:

I don't have a ton to say, since they were just like tracks we'd see out in the N.C. countryside, only with camels. So, instead, here's a cute Qatari camel photo from my homie and creative commons hero, Kris Krug:

Awe, 20 days old never looked so precious.

Coming up tomorrow: How to sunburn only your nose and fishing on a very old, very traditional Qatari boat!

On a somewhat related note: Dude, you have got to peek at Kris' photos on Flickr. He's here covering the event for TED and they're pretty freakin' awesome: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kk/

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