At a Baseball Game…finally

20170910_140819.jpgSo after more the two years back in the U.S., I finally made it to a baseball game. Pretty ignorant about it, I nevertheless needed to check it out since: 1) my older son has been playing recreational baseball ever since we’ve moved to the U.S. and loves the game, b) it is such a big part of the U.S. culture and living experience and c) I am a curious person so had to check out the baseball game atmosphere. Since we live in DC area, it had to be the home team – Nationals. Continue reading

Serenity in the Garden of Lotus and Water Lily Flowers

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A few weeks back, we spent a couple of hours admiring a delicate beauty of these wonderful exotic flowers. We also learned the difference between lotus and water-lily flowers. Did you know that lotus flowers emerge from the water and shoot up so their beautiful crowns stay erect above the water, while water lily flowers (which are more common in US and Europe at least) float on the water surface. I have been meaning to share their exquisiteness with you for some time, so here we go.
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A Peek inside the White House

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With the summer in full swing, it has been busy few weeks for our family. I flew to my hometown Belgrade (Serbia) to take our boys for a month-long visit (will share some snippets from summery Begrad soon; in the mean time, you can read about winter in Belgrade here and here). Upon return, I got an email reminder that our tour of the White House was coming up. I had arranged it few months ago through our Congressman – the only way to do it, as a tourist.
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Flea Market Magic and Georgetown Corners

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Georgetown is one of my favorite places in Washington DC. If you’ve followed me for a bit, you already knew this. I wrote about it here and here and here. It is quaint, vibrant …and while M street offers (to my delight) a more European shopping and dining experience, with its street cafes, restaurant gardens, and boutiques, the part I enjoy the most is wandering about tree-lined streets in a more residential area, admiring brownstones, colors of facades, flower boxes and beds, and the old cobble stone.  Continue reading

Spring hike around Havre de Grace, Maryland and some business ideas that came to mind

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Time spent in nature is good for the soul. It brings out the best in us. Tensions melt and energy levels go up. At least, this is how it is for this family. A day before Easter, we drove up towards the Ocean, about an hour and a half away from DC, to hike above the Susquehanna river in the Susquehanna state park and explore nearby town of Havre de Grace in Maryland.
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A Tale of Cherry blossoms in the City

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When I think of Washington DC, my current home, some associations come up: great museums (that are mostly free),  cool ethnic restaurants, my favorite neighborhood – Georgetown (or gorgeous town, as my friend Diana would say), favorite corners in Dupont circle (where I spent most of my early days in the city, some fifteen years ago), important buildings I admire (I wrote about the architecture of the U.S. Capitol and Library of Congress here). Then there are cherry blossoms on the Tidal Basin and around Jefferson Memorial.
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February on the beach at the Sandy Point, Maryland

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Off season still looking good

We’ve been lucky with a rather mild winter this year in our neck of the woods (shhh, don’t let my boys know since they have been quite disappointed by the lack of snow sledding opportunities). So when the weatherman announced a sunny and unusually warm holiday (President’s Day) weekend, we headed to a beach at the Salty Point State Park, 45 minute drive away from Washington, DC.
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