Turkey

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,...

Random Day in the Life

BBQ Festival

We've been coming to the BBQ Festival in DC for quite some time. The first few times it was about hitting every booth,...

Newseum Welcomes RGIII With “Light Up DC” Light Show On 1st Amendment Wall

Just when I was getting settled in for the night, I read that a 74-foot RGIII will be projected on the First Amendment Wall...

Soy Chicken, Baked Beans, Biscuits and Broccoli by Chef Najwa

Yesterday we took it easy preparing dinner, settling for homemade hamburgers and mashed potatoes. Tonight, we did something still pretty simple but with...

Solomons Island for Memorial Day Weekend

We're somewhere around the midway point of the pregnancy. Just thought I'd mention that. Off we go to Solomons Island at the...

Engineering Projects from Catapults to Robots at KID Museum

Generally I plan everything we do for events and activities in Washington, DC. Partly because I love DC and it has so much...

Jurassic Quest

Several years ago we got Najwa an Xbox. I read some articles about how Minecraft was pretty popular in schools and for kids...

Najwa Taking a Sip of the Fizzy Stuff

Somehow Najwa has gone eight years with maybe a sip or two of soda, but has largely avoided it. Partly it’s because of an...