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I know by now, family and friends are wondering whatever happened to the San Juan Year End Letter, a tradition that we have started for our family and friends since 2002.  There have been a lot of gatherings and parties to attend to this holiday season and before we knew it, New Year’s Eve came […]

Since my daughter was granted a full summer program scholarship in July by Qatar Academy, we had to get visas to the US.  I’m writing this article for those who would like to apply for Non-Immigrant US Visa in Qatar based on my experience. This mainly discusses getting a tourist visa and not more than […]

As 2014 begins, we look back at 2013 to recall the never-ending blessings and life experiences that deserve their mention in our year-end letter. This letter marks the 11th year since we started doing our year-end letter and hope that we continue sharing this to our families and friends who have touched our lives in […]

As the year comes to a close, we go back to looking at all the digital photos on the hard drive and recall the events that filled our year with laughter, sadness, excitement, and a whole spectrum of emotions. And as with the past 10 years that we’ve been doing our “Year-end letter”, it is […]


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It's been 10 years since the San Juan Family started their blog documenting their lives in this little spot called Qatar. Follow Chris, Mavis and Xianelle as they share what Doha has to offer.

  • xtian001: Your financial status matters as it is proof that you can support your stay in the country. [...]
  • yAm: Hi, Does the salary matter when applying for US visa? [...]
  • xtian001: It depends on a lot of factors like howmany would you be in a group, and how many days you would be [...]
  • Chamara: Please let me know that how much should i need to mentioned an acount balance for apply japan visit [...]
  • xtian001: Only the Embassy can help you with your case. [...]