Medina is a very special city. It is the city of Prophet Muhammad, (peace be upon him). Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was a prophet send to Allah for mankind. Only a Muslim is allowed to enter the city or any other city in Saudi Arabia( cool, right?) I have always heard about Medina. Infact, to tell you the truth I always got confused with the name … Continue reading Medina
On the way to Medina, we had six hours to kill at the Dubai airport. My first instinct was to go explore the city. Some employees said that it should not be a problem. We went to the immigration line. It was not bad, but we thought it over, and decided to stay at the airport. After a lot of walking, I found some interesting … Continue reading Dubai Airport
I have never ever done these two things before. 1-When I was making my plans, I was as strong as a rock. But when the time came, I felt as weak as an infant. I found myself crying in the shower, driving, and in the morning after breakfast. It was not like me. I am an optimistic person. I was leaving my three munchkins for … Continue reading Leaving…
Our kids have been to Pakistan( three cities, only) and Canada. Now when they are all grown up, they have their opinion of vacation. They want something big. If we talk about vacation, our kids always say to go to another country since they have never gone to one( Pakistan and Canada don’t seem to intrigue them much). Well, with this request on it’s way, … Continue reading I can hold it in!
If you have taken ( and passed) college Biology, you know exactly what I am talking about. For the rest, it is a cliff made of skeletons! (If you allow me) Once upon a time when mankind had no concepts of greed/ love/ war/ , or even exsistence, there were these tiny microscopic creatures living under the ocean, ( we call ’em protists-foraminifera (foram for … Continue reading The White Cliffs of Dover
Who doesn’t love snow? Well, it depends. If you have asked my daughter this question three years ago, you would have regret asking it. She would have given you a horrific, mind torturing scenario of snow. But now she has a different answer. The approach is positive. No, it’s not because I perfected my parenting strategies( I wish! I haven’t found a manual on how … Continue reading Love? Hate?
Millions of people were suppose to come to Oregon. Towns were suppose to be packed with cars for this celestial event. People told me that a two hours drive is taking six! Hotels in the path of totality were full all the way from New Port, Oregon on the Pacific coast to Wyoming which is far as we looked. Air bnb was full. One family … Continue reading The Great White Trash Solar Eclipse
How would you feel if a restaurant offers you free platter of appetizers because of a misunderstanding over the phone?Aladinscafe How would you feel if a restaurant treats you as a guest instead of a customer: offering you complimentary drinks and snacks? DarSalam How would you feel if you went to a shop to purchase something and the owner throws in a complimentary piece, just because … Continue reading Experience
Everyone knows about Universal Studios. It is an amusement park. Mostly a long wait for rides, unless you get lucky(a holiday and the crowd decided to do BBQ instead), or pay another sum of $ to get another “front of the line” pass. The entrance fee is in three digits. The food is a similar price to that of any other amusement park. Once you … Continue reading Cool Zone
Our trip to San Francisco would have been incomplete without a visit to Ghirardelli. We got hooked to Ghirardelli from our time in Chicago. Although, those mini bites of heavens can be found in any grocery store, the Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco has its own perks. You can witness shear joy of seeing the choclate being made. Its like “chocolate factory. ” They have … Continue reading Ghirardelli