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A Glimpse of Ramadan in Cairo

Hey all, I haven’t written a post in a long time now but that is because I was away visiting family in Egypt. I have now returned home and I am ready to write a few lines about a subject I promised to write about before and about two images that touched my soul during my stay in Egypt. On 6th of July, Ramadan started. Ramdan is still ongoing as I am writing this post. Ramadan is an Islamic celebration observed by Muslims all over the world; it is a month of fasting, one of the Five Pillars of Islam, based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon and...

Citybreak in Athens, Greece

I haven’t written a post for a long time now but that is because I was away on a 3-day citybreak with my husband, in Athens. All our weekends this summer are busy and the weekend of 27th of May until 30th of May was the only free time we could go on a short trip abroad together. So once the decision was made I started looking for something to book last minute, not too expensive, a place where none of us had been before and a place with both things to do and things to visit, to please us both :D. You know, some people prefer relaxation whereas others...

Short Trip to Iasi, Romania

I haven’t written a post in a long time, but here we go :). On Friday, after getting a full tank of gas and equipping our car with a much needed GPS, my husband and I decided to go on an adenture, a short trip and drive to a neighbouring city for the first time alone and by ourselves. The city we visited is called Iași and is about 1 and half – 2 hours drive from our place. I booked us a room at a small hotel and made a short list of objectives, places and things to do there during our stay, 2 days and 1 night. Unfortunately, some of...

The Rice Mother by Rani Manicka – Review

“The Rice Mother” by Rani Manicka is a Malaysian family saga depicting life in Malaysia through the eyes of 4 generations, spanning a period of 85 years. At fourteen, Lakshmi, the central character of the book, as well as the one the title refers to,leaves behind her care-free childhood spent amongst mango trees in Ceylon in order to marry a mature man in Malaysia. This naive young girl is forced to face all the harships life has in store for her from this moment onwards. Tricked into believing that her new husband is rich she soon finds herself struggling to make ends meet and support a family with a man...

Sequoia – Middle Eastern Restaurant, Greek Restaurant,Barbeque Restaurant – Review

Sequoia is a Middle Eastern, Greek and Barbeque Restaurant located on the side of the Nile, on 53 Abo El Feda Street, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt. I have only been once to this restaurant, in February 2016 with my husband, family and friends. One of our friends had made a reservation prior to our going there. It was such a cozy delicious and amazing experience that I promised myself to stop by that restaurant again,whenever opportunity arises and to recommend it further to whoever is interested in a classy and chic taste of Egypt! Sequoia is the perfect blend of modern and traditional. From personal experience I recommend Sequoia for the...

Abou Shakra Restaurant in Cairo, Egypt – Review

Abou Shakra was the first restaurant I have been to in July 2015, in Cairo, during Ramadan. My fiance took me there, in one of their branches close to our home, close to a Western Union in Al Haram. The memory of that first visit to Abou Shakra will always stay with me. The place was full, all tables were occupied by large families, grandparents, parents and children, everyone waiting for the sunset in order to have the first bite of food for the day. I was impressed by the traditional yet modern design of the small restaurant, by the waiters dressed up in elegant costumes with neckties and bowties,...

From the Corner of His Eye by Dean Koontz

!! Note: The featured image above my post is a drawing by Eduardo Soares called Books and Flowers. You can find him and his art by clicking on the following links: Eduardo Soares – Deviant Art, Eduardo Soares – Blog and Eduardo Soares – Facebook. Although I later found out that this book was published in 2000, “From the Corner of His Eye” by Dean Koontz is the last book I read in January-February. I bought it from a mall in Cairo, Egypt. It wasn’t new, most likely not even second or third hand. This book had passed through many hands and had been read by many people. It was one of the 3-4...