My career as a musher ended the day it began. I was in Canada’s Yukon, desperately trying to look the part. I had grown a beard especially for my trip to the northern wilderness, and was dressed in a plaid shirt and jeans, and my oldest, grimiest baseball cap. The dogs weren’t fooled. They could sniff out cheechako — a newbie — in an instant.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
Global Traveler: You are originally from Germany. What brought you to Qatar?