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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...

Celebrating Easter in Romania

Easter, also called Pascha* or Paşti (in Romanian) is one of the most important yearly Christian celebrations that celebrates the fundamental event of Christianity, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, on the third day after His crucifixion on Great Friday. Easter date is based on two astronomical phenomena: the spring equinox and the rotation of the moon round the Earth. Therefore, Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the spring equinox. Celebrating Easter is preceeded by a long fasting period that commemorates the events before Christ’s Resurrection. The last week of the Great Fast/Lent (“Postul Mare” in Romanian) called Passion Week/Holy Week (“Saptamâna...

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,...

My World of Warcraft History and How I Met My Husband

It all started in the summer of 2007. In July-August of that year (after my baccalaureate exam) my little brother asked for my help with installing a new PC game he had received as a gift from some family friends. The game I am talking about was World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. Only the name was partially familiar to us as we had previously played Warcraft 3. So I proceeded to installing the game, making an account, getting a subscription and letting my little bro enjoy playing the game. Very soon though he abandoned the game as he was not even 9 year old at the time and the...

Honeymoon In Egypt

I will never forget the day me and my now husband finally managed to get married! I had been looking forward to this moment and I had been dreaming of it for such a long time that when it finally happened it was all very dream-like, like in a blur, I just couldn’t believe it. The happiness I felt could not be described in words, I cried. Sunday, 20 December 2015, 12.00 p.m. the moment we got married :). While everything was still very surreal and I was “drunk in love” my husband gave me some pretty flowers as he knows I love all kind of flowers and on our...

Medical Tests For Marriage In Egypt

As I told you in a post before getting our medical tests – which are a marriage requirement – was really an action-movie-like adventure! During all the time we were running back and forth trying to obtain all the necessary documents to get married I was browsing many forums on the Internet and that is how I got lots of help and plenty of pieces of useful information  – from other women’s experiences that I managed to pick from various blogs and forums. So, I was really glad and excited when I read on one of these pages about EL MOUNIRA PUBLIC HOSPITAL. I thought we hit the jackpot and...

Getting Your Marriage Certificate Transcribed At The Romanian Embassy In Cairo

Getting married and going to the embassy for a visa for your husband is not enough for him travel freely to your home country immediately. Be prepared for another lengthy procedure. Every country and every embassy have their own requirements and working style, I can only write about my experience with the Romanian Embassy in Cairo next. First of all no one ever answers the phone at the Romanian Embassy in Cairo. I will put here the address, the phone numbers, email address and working hours but most likely you will have to go there in person just for information or to make an appointment. Consular Section (Consulate) of the...

Getting Married To An Egyptian Man

The only marriage recognized (or better said “recognizable”) between an Egyptian man/citizen and a foreign woman/citizen is the one performed at the Ministry of Justice in Lazoghly Square, Office of Marriage of Foreigners (4th floor), in Abdin, Cairo. You do not need an appointment. When you have all the documents ready you can go there together and do it. There are many couples waiting in line so you will be given some forms to fill in and an order number and you will be called when it is your turn. Full address: Shara Iqari, Ministry of Justice Annex – Office of Marriage of Foreigners, Lazoghly Square, Abdin, 4th Floor, Down Town, Cairo No institutions...