Celebrating Eid around the World

Far from home, I find myself clinging dearly to traditions, especially on special occasions like Eid. Over the years, I’ve found myself in strange lands during Eid, from global cities to obscure towns, and in every instance I’ve tried to celebrate the occasion, in whatever small way I could.

A Spot for Writing in Paris

Paris exudes artistic inspiration. It is the sort of place that makes you want to pause, reflect and create. It’s probably why I find myself spending an inordinate amount of time with my journal every time I’m there. Here are 6 of my favourite spots to write in Paris.

Auschwitz: Reflections & Realisations

I look back on my visit to the concentration camps in Auschwitz, trying to untangle the confusing and conflicting emotions it evoked.

Bangladeshi Chingri

A Taste of the Surreal

Finalist, World Nomads Passport & Plate Food Scholarship 2015 – for the best travel story that transports readers to a new place through food.

Deliceaux Paris

They call it “The City of Love.” And indeed, droves of hand-holding couples flock to Paris, taking in all that the city has to offer. I too am drawn to this city where I indulge in my most decadent pleasures – of the gastronomic kind rather than your general amorous pursuits.

Jokulsarlon, Iceland the glacier lagoon

The Land of Fire and Ice: Driving Through Iceland’s Ring Road

sky was an angry gray, the sea a heaving mass; rain lashed against the windows and gale force winds rattled the tiny cabin. I looked out and watched in trepidation as three large figures, hulked across the windswept plain. Three men tumbled through the door of the communal kitchen.

On the Trail of Ancient Greece

An account of my travels around ancient Greek sites.

Of Goulash and Ruin Bars

Our idea of Eastern Europe has been largely influenced by the drab communist blocks of Zagreb and Bratislava. As the sleeper from Munich chugged to a stop at Budapest rail station, we were accosted by the customary spectrum of people – the loud voiced tourist touts following in the wakes of Western Backpackers, head scarved ladies bustling past with their wicker baskets, bedraggled beggars prostrated on the ground, seeking alms from the largely ignorant commuters rushing past.

A Bullish Affair

We decided to take a break from following the Tour de France around and drive down to Pamplona for the running of the bulls – the festival of San Fermin. Growing up, I’d read about the event as a vibrant, exhilarating experience, tinged with an element of danger and that was the draw card for my husband and I.

Tower Bridge London ICE Today

Out & About London… with Kids in Tow!

London is a city packed with attractions which beckon people from all walks of life. There are so many things to do in London that you will only be able to scratch the surface with a few days’ visit. Here’s a quick guide on how to make the best of your trip when traveling with younger family members.