Many of you have been requesting (some even demanding!) me to share my Spain trip here on the blog. Well, good news! I am finally doing it... after 6 months. Hahaha! Thank you so much for your unwavering patience! :P
As most of you know, this blog is really an online diary for me rather than a food and restaurant review site. I write about my meals with family and friends, my travels, random thoughts and musings, meals at home, new discoveries, things I love, things I believe most of you will also love, funnies, and really just anything under the sun. I may or may not go into detail, I may jump from one city to another, from last week's event to two years ago, depending on the mood I'm in. Please bear with me.
I will try my best to do the Spain posts as chronologically as possible, starting with the plane ride. Because every trip begins with getting on the aircraft, and because I love inflight meals.
It was my first time to fly Qatar Airways and I absolutely loved the experience.
Seats were wide enough and bottled water was within reach
Compartments to store your things. It was perfect for my phone, camera, and little snacks.
May be trivial, but I like the colors on the screen :)
Toiletries by Giorgio Armani and Rituals
Ample leg room
The menu is a la carte, meaning you can order any or all of the above
and have them any time you want during the flight
Lighter options available, too
Bread and butter
Pimiento and roasted artichoke cream soup with mushrooms and asparagus
Braised lamb with herbed potato, cherry tomatoes, beetroot, asparagus, and tomato oil
Seasonal fresh fruits and Godiva chocolates
Well, the very attentive and generous flight attendant said I could have as many as I wanted! Lol!
While enjoying my chocolates, I watched a show featuring top Barcelona restaurants
Seafood paella at Set Portes, which was included in my eat-inerary. Yay.
Tickets!!! One of the very first restaurants I booked for the trip.
This got me more and more excited, I had to force myself to sleep to contain my emotions.
The chair reclines all the way and I was in dreamland in no time
Hello, Doha International Airport!
The world-class airport left me quite impressed. I wouldn't mind long layovers here,
there is something to keep everyone busy
Apple playground for adults:
Shops and restaurants:
Bought these yummy dates to munch on during the next leg of the flight
I went instead to the smaller lounge
Which was still bigger than many of the lounges we have in NAIA
It was full house but everything was orderly
Food trays were always quickly replenished. A service staff was actually waiting for
me to finish taking this photo so he could refill the empty spots.
Everything in this area was so delicious!!!
I know because I took a little of everything
And went back for seconds!
The most photographed subject in Doha Airport is this $6.8-million teddy bear installation by
Urs Fischer. It used to be displayed in front of Seagram Building on Park Avenue in New York
until the sculpture was bought at an auction by a member of Qatar's royal family.
I decided to sleep more and go easy on food during the flight from Doha to Madrid.
Mushroom and rice fritter with chili and garlic sauce
Laduree Vendome, a chocolate and blackberry tea mousse on dark chocolate biscuit
with blackberry confit. Who says you can't have excellent desserts in the plane?
Before landing, a last hurrah of chicken and potato rosti with sambhar, wilted spinach,
baby corn, and coriander creme fraiche
Obviously, I had gained a few pounds already even before I reached my destination.
And I am happy to announce that Qatar Airways is my new favorite airlines!
Qatar Airways Website