Today, I went to Villagio Mall in Doha, Qatar. It was pretty interesting. The place is modeled after some casino of the same name. No idea what or where that is.
We entered the mall at the expensive end. Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Bvlgari, Dolce Gabbana, and a number of others I’d never heard of. As I sat outside the Louis Vuitton shop waiting for others I watched the shoppers. The shop personnel had glasses of juice and what looked like champagne and wine. Full glasses not the little taster cups. I looked at a jewelry set that was $70,000. There was a necklace that was $60,000 and a men’s jacket that was $4,000. I decided Machiko wouldn’t look good in the jewelry set so I didn’t buy it. I was very tempted though.
I have never heard of a Spyker C8 before but the mall had one on display. Pretty nice car. Apparently very rare and expensive. This particular one is a Spyker C8 Laviolette.
My primary mission today was to find a new power supply for my MacBook since the one I have is beginning to show definite signs of wear. I do not want to be without my computer. The first store I stopped in, CarreFore, carried Apple computers but did not sell power supplies. Then I found a Virgin Store. Mission accomplished albeit rather pricey.
I found McDonalds and had a Big Mac Meal deal for lunch. That made me quite happy actually. Kind of funny but that was the first thing we’d go looking for when we pulled into port when I was on West-Pac with the Navy back in ’84. I think we found a McDonalds in every port but Mombasa. The nice thing about McDonalds, it tastes the same everywhere. Even in Doha, Qatar. I blew it though. I should have taken a picture of McDonalds. Not sure what I was thinking, or not thinking.
I then went back the Starbucks I had seen in my travels of the mall and had a short, double latte. I also purchased one of Starbucks bucket sized coffee cups that has the name of the city or country on it. I have a small collection started. I have one from Kuwait and now from Qatar. Starbucks needs to hurry up and get a shop opened in Afghanistan so I can buy one there.
I finished my exciting adventure off with an ice cream cone from Hagen Daaz. Waffle cone dipped in chocolate and then in crushed almonds filled Cookies and Cream ice cream. Tomorrow, I’m going Landmark Mall. Four stories of shopping bliss!!