Hoya Kid Mania!

Always a treat, Colin’s Hoya buddies spent the weekend to break up the winter blues. It was true chaos with five little ones, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Here are some highlights of the cuties…

A Friendly Face

Lured by stories of a playground in the desert and the need for some R & R, friend and former Washington Post colleague, Tayo, found himself in the city of Dubai. During a tour of Abu Dhabi, we were able to catch up over coffee. While our time together was brief, it is always great…

Racing for a Dream

What happens when you head 30 minutes outside of Abu Dhabi for a 20-minute zip around a Formula One race track? Living a dream, of course. Mike was one of the most recent students from the Yas Marina Circuit Driving School, spending some quality time in a real F1 race car…

The Palace – No Comparisons

Abu Dhabi has two true landmarks – the Grand Mosque and Emirates Palace. With the week almost wrapped up, we still had to hit the Palace. It was just a short stay for dinner and drinks, but it was a pretty magical setting along the beach outside and surrounded by opulent decorations inside. The pictures…

The Pohorylos go to Dubai

To sum up Dubai in a single post is difficult, but at least you’ll get a flavor of our adventures. The sun finally came out for good as we hit the road for an hour and fifteen minute trek to Dubai. We went up the tallest building in the world, from the largest mall in…

Hitting the Dunes

One of the traditional “touristy” yet fun things to do in the UAE is a desert safari – where you basically get taken bashing through sand dunes by a local driver on a mission to elicit screams and set up home base at a makeshift bedouin camp with food and activities such as camel riding….

Pohorylo Highlight #1: Grand Mosque

An exciting day visiting Abu Dhabi’s main event – the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the third largest mosque in the world. We donned our abayas and took in a little UAE culture in the process…check it out!