Directly after enjoying my cup of Turkish coffee I ran into this fella at the local bazaar. Linguistic differences kept us from fully understanding one another, but I got the gist that the thing on his back was full of tamarind juice. Not knowing what a tamarind is or that you can make juice from it, I paid the man for a glass and was pleasantly surprised. Like the Turkish coffee, tamarind juice is bold of flavor, or at least his was. Good stuff if you can find it (Walmart has it).

  • spiff

    Do locals get into the bikes, or are you a side show that is going on at the track down the street?

    • Not sure, but I did see a lot of small-displacement pizza delivery bikes. Qatar does seem to have the lowest spectator turnout of all the MotoGP races.

    • TroySiahaan

      I remember when I was in Qatar, we rented some ATVs to go play in the dunes. Motojournalists, being the hooligans we are, eventually found some nice jumps to launch ourselves from. Wouldn’t you know it, before long some locals found us on their ATVs. Despite the language barrier, we eventually convinced them to join us! And boy did they have the biggest grins from ear to ear, white robes and all…

  • Old MOron

    If you liked the tamarind juice, next time you’re in Mexico, ask for agua de tamarindo.

    That towel threw me for a loop. When I first looked at the picture, I thought it was an iphone in the middle.

  • Jon Jones

    Very cool and interesting piece.

  • Vrooom

    That wasn’t Tamarind juice :). That coffee looked great, made me want to go, as if riding a Super Duke on a track wouldn’t.

  • TheSeaward

    Did you see the buses full of de facto slave laborers in Doha? That country is cancer.