How to Deal with the Pain of Winter

  [Mariam]: I hate winter! Well, I think most people hate winter, especially long & cold ones (5 months and an average of -15 in Montreal, ouuff ). [Henry]: Heeeey! I don’t hate winter. [Mariam]: That’s because you’re crazy 😜. Anyways, I hate it so much that I constantly need distraction from it or I may lose my mind….

The Joy of Kinka

Well, we’re back from Ethiopia! Getting married in Addis Ababa was quite the exciting event. Surrounded by so many family and friends and love and laughter was momentous and unforgettable. Now we’re back – regular jobs, regular life, regular eating – and so here’s a more “typical” post on a neat new place we discovered:…

The Taitu Hotel

It’s Black History Month and if there’s someone who deserves the spotlight, it’s definitely Etegue Taitu. Now, unless you’re Ethiopian or your are a historian, you may have never heard of her. But we are here to enlighten you. Taitu was an Ethiopian empress who founded the capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. She was…

Go Big or Go Home: Ethiopian Wedding

Hello dear readers! It’s been a while since our last post, and that’s because we were busy getting married! Now, we may be biased (obviously), but it was an amazing wedding on an amazing day 😀 . The day started when both the groomsmen and bridesmaids got ready at their respective places. Crews of cameramen…

Happy New Year!

A belated happy new year to all you lovely people! We’ve been prepping for our wedding and visiting family much more than thinking about New Year’s Eve or taking in sights. Still though, we’ve managed to squeak in some exploring and eating. So, without further ado… We went to Japan… In Ethiopia! Okay, so that…

Merry Sunny Christmas!

A belated merry Christmas to our family, friends, and readers in the Americas and Europe (or should we say “Happy Boxing Day” 😜? Lack of internet access delayed this post, sorry)! We spent the day in the warm and gloriously sunny city of Bishoftu. This is a beautiful little town that’s built on a volcano(!)…

Ethiopia, Here We Come!

We’re Getting Married… In ADDIS ABABA! Well, after being a happy couple for a few years, we’re about to take the next big step in our lives: We’re getting MARRIED. And, just because that’s not a big enough deal, we’re getting married in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia! [Mariam: For me, this is…

Running 60km for Movember

This year, Henry participated in Movember! For those not in the know, Movember is both a foundation and a fund-raising event intended to increase awareness and treatment for health issues that primarily or exclusively impact men: testicular cancer, prostate cancer, suicide, and mental illness. And the way that the event usually raises money to fight…

Our 3 Heavenly Spots in Maui

There comes a time in life when you just have to say STOP. Right? A time when you feel like you have given everything you can at work or for your family/friends… A time for you to take a break… A real break. One where you get to forget the worries of the world and…

Cakes Collide!

Birthdays bring lots of joy. The gathering of friends, the fun parties, the wonderful gifts, the kind messages on your social media, and of course the cake… All joy! But have you ever wondered what would happen if you had more than one cake that day? How about SEVEN? Yep! That’s what we did 😀…