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More of Rome

The Rest of Rome

I thought this was funny.

I thought this was funny.

After a long day in Tuscany, Jaden was worn out. He pretty much stayed in bed most of the day. But me? I got out to see more of Rome.

My first stop was the Borghese Gallery. This is an art museum that requires pre purchased tickets. There are set times to enter and there is a 2 hour window in which you are allowed into the museum. I have really never experienced Read more

A Tour of Tuscany + An Unexpected Day in Cortona

TuscanyOur Saturday in Italy was spent on a tour to Tuscany with the wonderful Michelle W., my Doha friend who is my travel inspiration. We met up at the Piazza del Popolo where we took in more of the beauty of Rome. The morning was great weather wise. It was in the low 80s and the sun hadn’t yet taken over. There was a large group of us, 50 to be exact. We headed to the bus for the first leg of our tour. The bus was nice and comfy which was great because I was ready for a nap.

Our first stop was Montepulciano, a quaint little Italian town with rich history. We spent about an hour there with a guide and got good historic information while visiting key sites. The hillsides are just unbelievably beautiful. Everywhere I turned I wanted to take a photo. We finished up there and headed to Sant’Antimo, a beautiful church nestled in the hillsides. We entered the church to witness the peaceful Read more

A Fabulous Cooking Class in Rome

Getting ready to cook!

Getting ready to cook!

The minute I decided to take Jaden to Rome, I knew we had to take a #cooking class. After the fun and the great food I had at @CookingwithClass in Paris with Chef Alex, I was looking forward to what the Rome cooking class had to offer. I booked a class through Cooking Classes in Rome after Read more

Istanbul & Rome: Days 1&2

Days 1&2 In Rome



When we arrived to the airport in #Rome, we headed out for a taxi. I’m a pretty savvy traveler and don’t usually fall for the taxi schemes. This time however, I fell right into the trap. I let the guy inside the door get a taxi for me instead of going outside to get a regular taxi. Jaden and I ended up in a sleek black Mercedes Benz (far from a regular Read more

6 Hours in Istanbul

Jaden & MeWhen our connecting flight to #Rome was canceled and it resulted in a 6 hour and 15 minute layover in #Istanbul I wondered what could we do for 6 hours in #Istanbul. Unfortunately, our arrival time didn’t coincide with the free tours offered by #TurkishAirlines so I headed to #TripAdvisor to see what we could do in 6 hours. I decided to the #BlueMosque (Suleymaniye Mosque) and take a trip to the Arasta Bazaar to check out some local goods. But first, we had to get to #Turkey. Read more

Time for a Reflection

Learning to fry chicken.

Learning to fry chicken.

But first….

Since coming back from #Budapest, Jaden & I haven’t done much. He’s been working on putting a video together from photos and clips we took in #Budapest. Once he’s done, I’ll put it on the blog.

We’ve been to a couple of #Doha malls: Landmark and Ezdan. We had lunch at La Spiga’s in the W Hotel. It was my first experience there and I’ll tell you, their express lunch rivals the Market’s (also in the W) express lunch. Man, it was great! Jaden’s been trying to get me to take him back but I won’t. I think I’ll Read more

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