Delightful, Delightful Dobra Tea

Ah, tea. A drink as old as civilization, and always a wonderfully refined way to relax. Not all tea shops are built equal, however. Dobra Tea in Portland, Maine, stands head and shoulders above just about every other tea place we’ve visited. And all we had to do was drive five hours from home to…

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…

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…

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…

Spring Break in Tokyo

For the most part, students in North America tend to travel down south for spring break. It’s short, it’s cheap and it’s quick. But, what if you planned a trip to a completely different continent though? Wouldn’t it be nice to spend a week totally disconnected to what you’re used to? That’s what I [Mariam]…

The Greatness of Greater Boston

Henry: So, you know where we should visit the next time we have a week and the patience to drive 500+ km in five hours? Mariam: No… But I sense you have something in mind. Out with it! I love travel! Henry: Boston! Mariam: Well, that was always on my to-go list. Go on ahead…

Our Favourite Public Markets

“It’s not winter until it’s all white!” That’s our motto. We love summer (Mariam much more than Henry, but still, love is love 🙂 ). So much so that as long as it’s still sunny outside and the temperature is above 0 degrees Celsius, we act like it’s summer. We do the same activities: we…

A Family Trip to Istanbul

Have you ever wondered what a trip with a family of 15 people would be like? Well, wonder no more. A couple of years ago our family (aunts, cousins, uncles) set out to travel to Turkey, one of the oldest nations in the world. And let us tell you: It was chaos. Like, pure chaos….

Solo Travel to Rome

Yes, I know what you’re thinking: “Isn’t Rome one of the most romantic cities on the planet? Why in the world would anyone want to go there alone?” But here is the thing: We have yet to find a place in the world where everything you see – and we mean it, everything you see…