By Ali Karim

West of Lisbon, and onto Porto

This post is part of a series called Northern Portugal July 2018 West of Lisbon, and onto Porto We had planned to attend the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Lisbon, and decide to go a few days earlier to check out some areas outside Lisbon that we had not been to previously. Our flight…

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By Ali Karim

Oregon Coast Hwy 101

For Dilshad’s birthday, she decided she wanted to see the Oregon coast hwy 101; so we flew into Portland, Oregon, rented a car and drove around to find a nice hole in the wall place for lunch. We found Angel Food & Fun, where we had Panucho’s, which are a Yucatan specialty. They are similar…

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By Ali Karim

White Sands National Monument

On a weekend when we had not much to do, we decided to explore “locally” within the US. We had researched the White Sands National Monument based on our friend, Bhavna’s experiences there, and it seemed interesting and worthwhile to go there. So, one bright Saturday morning, we took a flight to El Paso, Texas,…

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By Ali Karim

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

This post is part of a series called Dominican Republic Dec 2017/Jan 2018 In late December 2017, we decided to go spend New Year’s eve celebrating a friends’ birthday in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. So after finishing up the Colombia Cartagena trip, we came back to Dallas, and then took off to Punta Cana via…

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