Asia

Visiting Dubai’s Atlantis The Palm, Global Village

Before heading back to the pad, we drove out onto The Palm. Really, from the ground you can’t see much. From above it’s an...

Burj al Arab, Heritage Village, The Souks in Deira

The day started with a quick trip to the store, but there’s nowhere in Dubai where there isn’t something to gaze at. One of...

Dinner at Reem al Bawadi; Nightcap at Shakespeare’s

Later in the evening, Stephen wanted to take us out to an Arabic restaurant for dinner. Nduku asked if it was a fancy restaurant,...

Our Day Trip to Abu Dhabi, UAE

You know, I used to think that the United Arab Emirates was a part of Saudi Arabia. Seriously. I thought it was a special...

Strolling Through Emirates Mall in Dubai

Since Nduku’s sister and brother-in-law had to work, they got us tickets for the hop on hop off Big Bus tour so we can...

Najwa Running Around After the Dubai Creek Cruise

After we debarked from the hour-long cruise in Dubai Creek, we had a little time to wait until The Big Bus came back through....

Enjoying the Grass in the Deserts of Dubai

When I finally woke up, not sure what time it was nor what time my body thought it was, I went to the bathroom...

Just Getting to Dubai Was an Adventure in Itself

It’s been years since my last international flight. Pre-9/11 actually. Back then, though, the traveling abroad was back and forth to Germany where my...

Random Day in the Life

Halmeoni

It has been many decades since my mom last fed a baby, as far as I know anyway. But what seems like a...

Najwa Wins Award for Math Achievement

Najwa wins Math Award at DC Prep.

DC Preppies Get Into Bookmaking

Najwa and her classmates went on a field trip. Rather than explore a museum or other venue where the preppies run around looking...

Museum of Natural History

The plan was to join the crowds celebrating the Washington Nationals' World Series win. But by time we got out there, we were...

Just Getting to Dubai Was an Adventure in Itself

It’s been years since my last international flight. Pre-9/11 actually. Back then, though, the traveling abroad was back and forth to Germany where my...

Letting the Little Ladies Lead the Way

Well, the day didn't go as I planned it, but it turned out alright. Najwa had a friend over for the night so we could...

Uncle Devin

Ten or so days after being born, Najwa meets Devin, one of my best friends.