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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:

Patricia Villamil said...

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.

s said...

is the image of the couple you? I love every image, the first one is my fave. xO!
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Chelsea said...

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

his little lady said...

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

Cherry Blossoms said...

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!

Krugthethinker said...

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:)

Unknown said...

Wonderful destinations. Have a safe trip!

Caro * said...

Great post, pictures are fabulous :)

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

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

Jeneric Generation said...

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!

Hena Tayeb said...

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

Hena Tayeb said...

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.

Hena Tayeb said...

thank you

Hena Tayeb said...

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.

Hena Tayeb said...

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

Hena Tayeb said...

Thanks Patricia... I hope so too

Hena Tayeb said...

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.

Hena Tayeb said...

Thanks Kimberly.

Elle Sees said...

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

Cafe Fashionista said...

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

Hannah said...

This sounds like an amazing trip!

Unknown said...

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

Why Girls Are Weird said...

Safe travels!

Outside Looking In said...

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

karen presecan said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

nini said...

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

Nini
http://ninilopette.blogspot.com

Monique said...

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

Tina said...

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

Lisamarie said...

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

rooth said...

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

Catherine Denton said...

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

Jessica said...

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

little luxury list said...

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

Fanny Harms said...

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

Tiffany Kadani said...

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

Elsa de Diego said...

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

Jill said...

Hope you are having an amazing time traveling!

Blessings,
Jill

rachforthestars said...

wow! hope you're having a blast!

xo,
youandiplusmore.blogspot.com

christinerojas said...

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

Bettina said...

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

LizB said...

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

Unknown said...

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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