15 things I love about the Netherlands

It has been four months since I have moved to the Netherlands and it has been such a wonderful ride. I’ve had the blog to keep me busy, Erwin to keep me warm, and technology to keep me connected to my family and friends. I have never lived outside of Lebanon for more than a month, so…

Lebanon and the beautiful: Jeita-Faraya-Faqra-Harissa

One of the advantages of being married to a foreigner is getting to do domestic tourism together: you want to show your other half the best parts of your country, seduce him/her to fall in love with it and therefore long to come back. Most importantly you want him/her to get to know your origins, your…

My favorite restaurants all over the Globe

Mastering  the art of traveling requires a lot of trial and error, practice and research: knowing where and how to book your ticket, your hotels and your tours, how to pack, how to stay flexible, and ***here comes my favorite part*** where to eat. Knowing where, what to consume and avoid is crucial for me while…

Lebanon back on the travel map: the Rise of the Phoenix!

A few months ago, Erwin and I were trying to look up how to make the perfect travel plan for Arjan (my brother in law) for his future trip to the Emirates and to Lebanon. As you might know by now, I was born and raised in Lebanon and lived there until just two months ago….

GIRO D’ITALIA IN NIJMEGEN

The weather was beautiful the past weekend, so Erwin and I decided to walk into Nijmegen city before having our romantic dinner date. However, all roads were closed  because of a “cycling event”. We could have come back home, stayed in, cooked some meal and watched a nice movie, but the weather was too nice to stay cocooned…