Asia, Middle East, Trip Report

Al Bayt, a Tale of Two Afternoon Teas

It started with Anna.  In England. Said they, "Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o'clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o'clock, thus leaving a long period of… Continue reading Al Bayt, a Tale of Two Afternoon Teas

Europe, Trip Report

Keukenhof: Adventure on a layover!

This is probably the "most" adventurous thing I have done with a child in tow! Visiting a fun place on a long layover, as a matter of fact, consciously picked a flight to give me the opportunity to have long enough time to cross something off of my "bucket list". Amsterdam is a great place… Continue reading Keukenhof: Adventure on a layover!

Middle East, Trip Report

Visiting Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

How can you be in the UAE for 2 weeks and not visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque? Specially if you haven’t been there before? It’s quite unthinkable, isn’t it? It is not only a beautiful “grand” looking mosque, it appears to be quite an Instagramable place as well! Though when we visited, I wasn’t as… Continue reading Visiting Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque