Equatorial Guinea, Travel

Parque Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial (Equatorial Guinea National Park)

I can’t believe we made it six months in Malabo without visiting the Equatoguinean National Park.  It’s more like a Central Park or the National Mall than what we would think of as a wildlife preserve, and it’s full of beautiful spots and places for kids to play.  Now, we’re regular visitors.  It’s a great… Read More Parque Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial (Equatorial Guinea National Park)

Daily Grind, Malabo

Malabo, Six Months In

This week in Malabo has been ridiculous (-ly awesome). The Embassy hosted our annual Independence Day Reception, then hosted an official nonofficial Community BBQ for all of the AmCits on the island, and also, my spouse started working. Yes. Bertrand started working (not at the Embassy) and upended all of the routines we’ve developed over… Read More Malabo, Six Months In

DIY, Food, Jerusalem, Recipes, Travel

Palestinian Desserts – Chocolate Covered Dates Stuffed with Pecans

Chocolate covered dates are an easy beginning to my foray into Palestinian desserts.  They’re a special occasion treat, something that I’ve seen mostly in small quantities at iftars or to be sold to tourists at artisan markets.  The dates are delicious and rich, a perfect accompaniment for coffee, but not something to be consumed in large… Read More Palestinian Desserts – Chocolate Covered Dates Stuffed with Pecans