Random Shopping Pictures From Our Middle East Vacation

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Middle Eastern markets are amazing.  Imagine yourself walking through ancient city streets lined with shops and open-air markets selling anything you can imagine, and the scent of jasmine and spices wafting through the air.  You’re sipping metteh (an herbal tea) or maybe snacking on roasted nuts.  You pass a couple of elderly gentlemen who are laughing while playing a game of cards and smoking a hookah, which smells beautifully of apple and licorice.  You stop, look around, and inhale deeply, taking in as much as you can and trying to freeze this moment before it slips by.  (Have I mentioned I love Middle Eastern markets?  :) )

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I’m Back! (With Pictures of Souk al Hamidiyah in Damascus & Other Middle Eastern Food & Spice Markets)

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Dried Black Limes (Loomi) 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 […]...

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