lived in cleveland, on and off, since 1971, when i came from baghdad, as a child -- history buff -- was a civic patriot -- love baseball, opera, children and architecture -- oh,...and food

My passions are:

  • Baseball
  • Books
  • Eating
  • Food
  • History
  • Languages
  • Opera
  • Reading
  • Shopping

In my city I have great tips for:

  • Budget eats
  • Restaurants & food
  • Art & architecture
  • Galleries & museums
  • Historical sights
  • Culture hubs
  • Alternative spots
  • Hidden gems
  • Local neighbourhoods
  • Shops & markets
  • Sports & recreation
  • Kid-friendly places

I love my city because: because it's culturally rich, has an interesting history, and a lot to offer

My idea of a great trip is: seeing and experiencing beauty and interesting things -- eating well -- good company

I have travelled to: london, barcelona, baghdad, beirut, jerusalem, berlin, vilnius, paris, rome, nice, pittsburgh, cincinnati, detroit, los angeles, san francisco, oakland, toronto, cairo, florence, prague, venice, bristol, istanbul, washington