The “Quirks” of traveling to Iran: Everything you need to know

As a person with a passport from a third world country, I understand the many barriers to traveling. From expensive visa costs to mounds of paperwork to language barriers to currencies you can’t afford to exchange your money into… believe me I GET IT.   But when your barrier to travel stems from a lack […]

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Iran: Why you SHOULD travel to the place everyone warns you against!

The city was a vast, intricate, labyrinth of noisy, streets and alleys. You could hear the incessant foreign chatter of busy people everywhere you went. Impatient businessmen who had just finished work, mothers who were buying their children ice-cream after a long day at school, college students buying themselves falafel sandwiches before their evening classes. […]

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8 things you’ve heard if you’re ethnically ambiguous

I never stood out where I grew up. I looked just like every other girl that went to my high school and never got stared at in shopping malls. I was never questioned about my ethnicity or nationality… until I moved abroad. And then suddenly… it was the opening for every conversation people would have […]

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Don’t let these misconceptions about traveling to India hold you back!

With India being less than a 4 hour flight away from the UAE, it really should be one of the more popular destinations for people who want a quick getaway and change of scenery from the Middle East. Yet somehow… it isn’t. I recently spent a few days of leisure in India and upon my […]

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Traveling through Kenya: All your questions answered!

So many people I speak to are apprehensive about traveling through Africa. When people heard that I had traveled to Kenya (and made it back alive), I was inundated with questions. I get it; Africa seems like a scary continent of tribes, predators and civil unrest. But for me, traveling to Africa always gives me […]

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You visited the Great Pyramids of Giza while in transit?!

A while back I wrote a post about exploring a city while on a layover. The city I wrote about was Paris and I spoke at length about the efficient public transportation system and the ease of navigating through the city. In short, Paris- like most developed cities in first world countries- make for ideal […]

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The 3 differences between traveling and having a holiday…

You’re reading the title and wondering, “There is a difference between the two? What is she on about now?” But let me explain… Last month I didn’t do a lot of blogging and this was because of two main reasons: School was crazy and I was mentally exhausted I was fortunate enough to go on […]

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