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Traveling Hiatus

Hello Everyone, I am going to be going on a three week hiatus. We have some international travel planned for this month. The trip we have planned is a pilgrimage of sorts, not a trip of leisure or fun but a journey of spirituality and prayer. I plan to take my camera with me though I am not sure who much I will be using it and how much I will be able to document. We are very excited about this new kind of adventure we will be going on.


The flights will be long and we have more than a few destinations, so we are hopping D will be patient with us and dazzles us with his good behavior. Though lets not kid ourselves.. we will be fully armed with snacks, books, toys and games. We just bought this which though for a slightly older child, we hope will keep him amused for sometime and I didn't want to buy him a portable dvd player.. he watches enough tv as it is and I'd rather go with something where he might just learn a thing or two. We also bought a pair of mini slinky's which he enjoyed at a friends house.. I will wait to give them to him during the trip as a nice surprise.


The trip involves a long stop over in Amsterdam (not on purpose), where while we have been before but was also one of our favorite cities and getting to spend a few more hours there is just fantastic. 


Cairo, Egypt is the first destination. The city of minarets. I have been there once before but this will be M's first time.


Our second destination will take us into the Middle East.. 


and end with a few days in Dubai (which will be purely for pleasure) we have some family and friends who live there and we though it might be a nice way to unwind before coming back home. Plus, Pakistan is close enough to Dubai making my mom wanting to also swing by to meet D.. not me, just D.

When we get back D will be coming home to a big change and some new experiences.. I can't wait to share with you the details.

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43 comments:

  1. It sounds so exciting and secretive! I hope you have a productive and mystical trip. Take care and can't wait to hear all about it.

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    1. Thanks Patricia... I hope so too

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  2. is the image of the couple you? I love every image, the first one is my fave. xO!
    www.thehautecookie.com

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    1. yes that is us. in a time before D.. four years ago I think.

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  3. Wow, can I come with you? That sounds like a dream come true! Seriously!!!

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    1. I'll see you at the airport. Though I don't think this is going to be a very glamorous trip.. something to soothe the soul.

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  4. have a safe and productive trip! can't wait to hear all about it!!!
    xo TJ

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  5. Your travels are going to be amazing. I was in Amsterdam and Cairo in 2001 while I was studying aboard (Semester at Sea Program). Beautiful places. I dream of going to the middle East like India and Dubai. Travel safe!

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    1. Thanks.. I loved Amsterdam when we were there last. This will be our first time in Dubai. We haven't been to India yet either.. though I must add that Iran is also gorgeous.

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  6. Exciting! I love travel, and this sounds like such a very special trip. Hope you have a wonderful time! We will all miss you, but look forward to seeing you again when you get back:)

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    1. Thanks.. I am both excited and nervous at the same time.

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  7. Wonderful destinations. Have a safe trip!

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  8. Great post, pictures are fabulous :)

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  9. What a journey! I wish a wonderful and safe trip.

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  10. Thank you for your comment on my blog. I know what you mean about being afraid to go all the way in writing. I never feel "good enough". There will always be better writers, you know? But, I do believe we all have something to say. It looks like photography just might be your way of communicating, though? I was looking through your photos. They are beautiful!

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    1. It is that 'good enough' feeling that made me stop writing.. but I never get that feeling with my photography so I guess I chose that right path in the end. Thanks for appreciating my work.

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  11. WOW! A fun and inspiring trip you've got planned, I see.

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  12. Have a fabulous time on your travels, my love!! :)

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  13. This sounds like an amazing trip!

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  14. Have an amazing time on your trip. I hope you find inspiration and meaning with each destination.

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  15. I hope you have a wonderful time! Be safe and enjoy your time to recharge!

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  16. oooh Egypt and Dubai! Can't wait to see pics!

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  17. Have an absolutely wonderful trip - I hope it's as amazing as it sounds!

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  18. Wow! This sounds magical :) Have an amazing trip!
    Merrily Merrily,

    Nini
    http://ninilopette.blogspot.com

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  19. sounds like you have a very fulfilling journey ahead. enjoy it.

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  20. Looking forward to seeing all the stunning pictures I know you're going to take. :)

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  21. Wow... your trip sounds absolutely amazing. I cannot wait to hear all about it when you return.

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  22. Oh my goodness, sounds like such fun. Have a wonderful trip and be safe!

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  23. Your trip sounds like a bit of paradise. Hope your spiritual journey will be refreshing and uplifting!
    Catherine Denton

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  24. Such stunning locations. Your trip sounds like it will be amazing. Have fun and take lots of pictures to share.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  25. It sounds like you will have an adventure to remember! I've wanted to go to Cairo for a while and would love to hear about your experience! Have the best time!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  26. That sounds like the perfect trip. I would love to see a lot of photos ;)

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  27. Wow! I know you'll come back a different person with amazing stories to tell. can't wait to hear about them!

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  28. Wow...sounds amazing darling! Have fun! xoxo

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  29. Hope you are having an amazing time traveling!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  30. wow! hope you're having a blast!

    xo,
    youandiplusmore.blogspot.com

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  31. wow! i can;t wait to hear all about this!! my cousin is getting ready to move to Dubai. Hope to visit one day :)

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  32. Wow, this looks like an amazing trip! I've always wanted to go to Cairo and Dubai!

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  33. I love your photos! You really seem to capture the atmosphere!

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  34. I know some places are best for traveling people are taking flights for pakistan to explore countless beauty places at very cheaper cost.

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