Europe

Bosphorus Boat Tour In Istanbul, Turkey

After waiting a little longer than I would’ve preferred, we were finally on our way to the boat for the Bosphorus Boat Tour. As...

Walking Around Sultanahmet Square Looking for a Place to Warm Up

After visiting the Blue Mosque, we walked around the tourist area, checking out the other landmarks. In the plaza area near the Blue Mosque...

Visiting The Blue Mosque In Istanbul

The main attraction in Turkey is the Hagia Sophia. For me at least. When we finally made our way around the corner to visit...

Quick Walk Around The Block From The Hotel in Istanbul

There is no such place as a major city without a McDonald’s . And we Americans, even when we’re in foreign countries and are...

Elanaz Hotel Makes Turkey Visit Perfect

I don’t know what it is about Turkey, but I already love it. Maybe it’s because I read the entire history of the Ottomans....

Taking a Detour Through Turkey on the Way Back Home

The worst part of traveling is having to say goodbye. When you first get a on a plane to go to wherever you’re going,...

The Dining Scene in Bucharest

I love to blog. I love to eat. But blogging about what I eat isn’t something I care to do. But while in Bucharest,...

Bucharest Traffic is Organized Chaos!

At the intersection where Mânăstirea Caşin faces in Bucharest, Romania, the traffic is absolutely chaotic. Najwa and I were crossing the street during a...

Bucharest is a Graffiti Artist’s Dream Canvas

I mentioned it earlier, but after a couple more days in Bucharest, I can’t reiterate enough how much graffiti there is in the city....

The Walking Tour of Bucharest, Romania Continues

More photos from our self-guided walking tour of Bucharest, Romania. We started this trip downtown Bucharest and walked the entire length back north to...

The Architecture of Bucharest’s Buildings

We got our self-guided walking tour of Bucharest started at Strada Pictor Barbu Iscovescu and walking up to Piaţa Romană. Those are street names....

Breakfast in Bucharest Then off to the Metro

Our day started early our first whole day in Bucharest, only because breakfast is free at our hotel, the Green Forum. On the lower...

On Our Way To and Our First Day in Bucharest, Romania

One of the last places I’d ever think I’d visit would be Bucharest. All I knew was that it’s a former Soviet bloc country,...

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...

Labor Day Cookout with Friends

Labor Day cookout with some friends before the arrival of our little girl.

College Park Aviation Museum

Well, they were advertising some type of STEM event, but when we got there, apparently it was cancelled. Either it was because no...

Halloween’s Nerdiest Costume

We let Najwa pick out her costumes. Whatever she wants. And she chooses being a nerd. I love it!

World’s Best GWU Mathematician

Najwa is crowned as the class mathematician.

Road Trip to Chesapeake Beach, Maryland

We have about three months before our first child joins us, but it's never too early to take her out on a road trip....

“Where the Sidewalk Ends”

At the end of the first half of the school year, DC Prep has a festival. This was Najwa's first year at the...