ABC Travel List: Q – Qatar, Qingyuan, Quebrada de Humahuaca

For Q, I really had to do some research, because how many countries and cities with Q do we know? And only in recent years, people have actually heard of Qatar, one of the richest countires in the world and the name giver to the famous airline Qatar Airways.

Let’s start with the list.

Q

1.Country: Qatar

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Source: thousandwonders.net

Qatar kind of reminds me of Dubai, just without the Burj Khalifa, and I guess without a desert. I actually don’t really want to visit this country if I don’t have to. I can’t think of anything interesting to do here, so I will now do some research and maybe try to find some worthy activities. Wish me good luck!

-Beach

Bildergebnis für qatar beach
Source: lifeinqatar.com

To be honest, this beach doesn’t really look appealing to me. But of course, if I had nothing to do, I would go and have a look.

-Hamad International Airport

The terminal itself cost billions to build - and the money is evident in the gold-plated counter of one of the many airport coffee shop
Source: dailymail.co.uk

I heard that there was a golden bar at the airport in Qatar, but since I guess they don’t really have bars serving alcohol there, I’d just call it a cafe which it actually is.

Anyway, if I ever go to Qatar, I think I’d rather spend my time inside the airport, since there is more to see there, with all those shops, cafe counters pleated with real gold, and even an art exhibition than can be admired by travellers.

I also only heard good things about Qatar Airways, so I would also like to fly with that airline one day.

-Souq Waqif

Bildergebnis für Souq Waqif
Source: dohalife.com

This souq actually looks very authentic, and I think I wouldn’t mind walking around this place, trying to find some unique souvenirs.

-The Pearl / Doha Corniche

Bildergebnis für The Pearl qatar
Source: constructionweekonline.com

This is basically just a round island peninsula, probably artifical that has housings and a marina. Very similar to the Dubai Marina in my opinion.

Bildergebnis für The Pearl qatar
Source: qatarisbooming.com

The Doha Corniche is a beach promenade that is mainly on the Pearl.

Bildergebnis für Doha Corniche
Source: dohalife.com

So all in all, there actually are things to do in Qatar, but I would prefer other middle eastern countries anytime.

2.City: Qingyuan

Bildergebnis für qingyuan
Source: youtube.com

Qingyuan in Quangdong Province is apparently famous for its hot springs.

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Source: chinadaily.com.cn
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Source: gd.xinhuanet.com

I regret not knowing of this place earlier and not visiting it while I could.

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Source: chinadaily.com.cn

This is the lianzhou underground river, and the colourful caves look amazing! I must say, China must be having the most beautiful cave sights I have heard of.

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Source: travel.hebei.com.cn
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Source: 123rf.com

There is a statue of Lao Tzu at the Laojun Rock. Looks very intimidating.

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Source: chinadaily.com.cn

You can actually go on a legit rafting ride.

There is actually a lot of other things to do in Qingyuan than bathing in hot springs, which is very promising.

3.UNESCO World Heritage Site: Quebrada de Humahuaca

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Source: youtube.com

This sight follows the route of the Camino Inca. It used to be a trade route, leading through the Andean region in Argentinia.

I just admire how beautiful the colours of the rocks look like. I wonder how this evolved.

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Source: argentravel.es

This rock formation look just like a layer cake :’D how amazing is that!

I must say, that after this ABC – Travel List challenge I realized that there actually are quite a few countries I wanna visit in South America.

I also imagined this post to be quite short, but I actually found some interesting spots.

Do you guys have any recommendations with Q? Let me know below.

Thank you for reading and travelling with!

Merveille.

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