Mike and I are back from the Middle East! We had an amazing time and we want to thank all of you who expressed concern for us. Since my blog is in no way political, I won’t get into the issues that are going on over there right now, but I will say that never at any point did we feel as though we were in harm’s way. While there, we experienced quite a different scenario than the picture that the news painted; all I have to say is that in a world where television ratings are valued higher than truth, be careful what you believe on the news. And get a second (or third) source if you can.
I’m thrilled because I have tons of pictures to share with you: pictures of old places, landmarks, markets, and foods. I’m planning to divide the pictures into different categories and spread out the posts so they’re not overwhelming, and interspersed with the pictures I may add little tidbits of culture or information. Of course, my first batch of pictures is mainly of food…after all, that’s what my blog is all about. ;)
And I just have to say, I MISSED YOU ALL! (And I’m looking forward to catching up on reading your blogs!) (more…)