Issue 4: Qatar
I know that visiting an airport isn't the same as visiting a country. It is a bit like the preview to a movie. You get glimpses of the characters and location. I spent 6 hours in the International Airport trying to decipher what it said about the city itself and planning my next trip there. There is a lot more chocolate here than I thought!
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How to order a hot chocolate in Qatar (according to Google): urid shukulatat sakhinatan (or listen to someone say it here).
A Hot Chocolate at Qatar Cafe
Six hours at Doha airport doesn't exactly count as having visited Qatar, but it was interesting. More importantly, I found a hot chocolate!
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For my next trip to Doha
Take a virtual tour of the Arab Museum of Modern Art.
Think there is no hot chocolate in Doha? Think again.
There is also plenty of chocolate.
First thing I want to eat is Machboos, the national dish made with rice and meat (recipe here).
Dana Al Fardan was my hot choc soundtrack.
FIFA World Cup 2022 will be in Doha, but I'd rather go exploring the Souqs.
And in other hot chocolate news…
Yesterday was World Cocktail Day so I bought gin to try this Gin-Infused Hot Chocolate Cocktail myself since I can't get to the Barossa to try theirs.
The World Chocolate Masters shared a podcast on how to make the perfect ganash.
Why Marimba didn't exist when I lived near Sudbury. They have 22 types of single origin buttons to choose from for their hot chocolates.
Starbucks is facing a claim alleging it deceptively advertises hot chocolate as "ethically sourced" despite the use of child slave labor.
I debated whether I should share this or not since it isn't good news. You can now buy Pepsi hot chocolate (no...please). I refuse to share a link...
I've been dreaming of a hot chocolate made from the goat milk and hazelnut bar by bean to bar maker Petite Patrie Chocolate in Nova Scotia.
The Magpie River has become the first in Canada to be granted legal personhood rights. Nothing to do with hot chocolate, but news that should be shared nevertheless.
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"Each time I tell myself it's the last time, but then I get a whiff of her hot chocolate..." — Chocolat