Date archive for May, 2012
By David Gaines On Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
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The Dining Scene in Bucharest

I love to blog. I love to eat. But blogging about what I eat isn’t something I care to do. But while in Bucharest, we did eat at some places with some really good food. Mon Amour Caffe One evening More...

By David Gaines On Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
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Najwa Owns Herăstrău Park in Bucharest, Romania [2:59]

While Nduku took care of business at work at the Bucharest office, Najwa and I went for a little walk. But, it was less about the sightseeing since Najwa doesn’t have much — more like absolutely More...

By David Gaines On Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
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Bucharest Traffic is Organized Chaos! [1:18]

At the intersection where Mânăstirea Caşin faces in Bucharest, Romania, the traffic is absolutely chaotic. Najwa and I were crossing the street during a morning saunter in the neighborhood, and either More...

By David Gaines On Monday, May 28th, 2012
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Bucharest is a Graffiti Artist’s Dream Canvas

I mentioned it earlier, but after a couple more days in Bucharest, I can’t reiterate enough how much graffiti there is in the city. Literally everywhere you look you’ll find graffiti. We stayed in More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, May 27th, 2012
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The Walking Tour of Bucharest Continues

More photos from our self-guided walking tour of Bucharest, Romania. We started this trip downtown Bucharest and walked the entire length back north to our hotel. Kretzulescu Church Nduku in front of More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, May 27th, 2012
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The Architecture of Bucharest’s Buildings

We got our self-guided walking tour of Bucharest started at Strada Pictor Barbu Iscovescu and walking up to Piaţa Romană. Those are street names. I think. Advertising in Bucharest is quite bold. Larger than More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, May 27th, 2012
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Breakfast in Bucharest Then off to the Metro

Our day started early our first whole day in Bucharest, only because breakfast is free at our hotel, the Green Forum. On the lower level is a restaurant that reeks of smoke. Nduku wants me to make sure I reiterate More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, May 26th, 2012
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On Our Way To and Our First Day in Bucharest, Romania

One of the last places I’d ever think I’d visit would be Bucharest. All I knew was that it’s a former Soviet bloc country, it had a brutal dictator after the fall of the USSR and Dracula’s More...

By David Gaines On Friday, May 25th, 2012
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Modern Romania: The End of Communism, the Failure of Democratic Reform, and the Theft of a Nation

Before we figured out we were going to Romania — the lady’s work is sending her and I’m hitchhiking — I knew virtually nothing about the country. I read a bit about the region in books about More...

By David Gaines On Thursday, May 24th, 2012
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Steve Coll’s “Private Empire” Already Earned a Spot on My Top Shelf

The ride home was spent completing crossword puzzles, Suduko and doing everything I could to stay awake and not miss my transfer at Metro Center. When I got to Union Station, the lady was called to say More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, May 20th, 2012
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Blue Angels at Andrews for an Air Show

Growing up in Ft. Bragg/Fayetteville, NC, air shows were as common as Thanksgiving parades. So when it comes to Andrews AFB, featuring the Blue Angels, I feel compelled to go. This year Nduku and I went More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, May 13th, 2012
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Najwa Getting Some Exercise on Mother’s Day

For Mother’s Day I took the ladies to Ethiopic on H Street. On the way home Najwa saw the stairs at Northeast Holy Trinity Church on 4th Street NE and just felt like climbing them.  More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, May 12th, 2012
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The Ladies at the Kenyan Embassy

Though they didn’t participate in Passport DC, we stopped by the Kenyan Embassy and took a few pictures.  More...

Najwa at Columbia Heights Fountains
By David Gaines On Saturday, May 12th, 2012
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Impromptu Dash Through The Fountains of Columbia Heights

When it’s hot, you look for ways to cool down. Najwa spotted the fountains in Columbia Heights and wanted to jump in. She wasn’t quite dressed for it, but I’m all about spontaneous entertainment.  More...

By David Gaines On Friday, May 11th, 2012
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I Feel Skinsaphrenia Setting In Again!

Has it really been that long since we had a bona fide winning team?  How many winning season since the Gibbs I era minus the Gibbs II era?  And how many starting QBs have we had since I was in high school — More...



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