Halal Peru: A Muslim-Friendly Guide to Enjoying Peru

There are not many Muslims in Peru. Out of the 32 million habitants of this Andean country, only 0.015% are Muslims. But don't be sad because Peruvians are one of the best in hospitality. The locals make concerted efforts to accommodate travelers. Try to have an open mind when visiting Peru as you wouldn't find what you are typically [...]

2019-03-18T15:26:23-05:00March 18th, 2019|Peru|0 Comments

19 Things I Wish I Knew before Going to Peru

Peru is one of those countries where there is so much to do, see and also so much to know! Even with extensive planning on my end, I still felt that there was always something missing. Here are 19 Things I wish I knew before going to Peru.  Bring very good sunscreen... and one that [...]

2019-03-05T22:16:32-05:00March 2nd, 2019|Peru|6 Comments

Peru Itinerary: Cusco, Lima and Other Cities

Peru is on a lot of people's bucket list of countries to visit and for good reasons too! I can only try my best to provide a great representation of what this impressive country is like but you'll only fully enjoy that experience when you visit. This country is great for all types of travelers: [...]

2019-02-26T13:21:21-05:00February 26th, 2019|Peru|2 Comments

Marriage ended her dream

It was lunch time and we had just finished reciting our daily surahs (verses) from the Quraan. My Quranic teacher loved to share a piece of her past with my siblings and I whenever time allowed. This usually happened during lunch or after classes. "That is my husband, Hussein" she took out an old black [...]

2019-02-19T07:27:10-05:00February 12th, 2019|HGT Explorers|1 Comment

10 Peruvian Dishes You Must Try!

Peruvian gastronomy is one of best in the world! Prior to visiting Peru, I knew nothing about Peruvian dishes. I had heard about Ceviche and how people online raved of its deliciousness but I couldn't imagine how Ceviche could taste. The moment my taste buds tried Ceviche, my whole life had changed. Peru offers not [...]

2019-02-04T16:07:57-05:00February 4th, 2019|Peru|13 Comments

Sudan’s Hidden Secrets

When thinking of countries to visit in Africa, Sudan is never on the list. There are many reasons for this: past political instability, little public knowledge of its history and culture, logistical challenge, not much media promotional efforts to attract tourists etc. These are a few reasons. Despite these impediments, adventure traveler, homeintheair, packed his [...]

2019-01-07T02:37:32-05:00January 7th, 2019|HGT Explorers|5 Comments

Budget Friendly San Francisco Itinerary for 4 days

San Francisco is a stunning and colorful city full of culture, music, and technology. It is a city a lot of people wish to visit and many hope to live in. However, San Francisco isn't the kindest city for your pockets. It is the second most expensive city in the United States. This poses the [...]

2018-07-11T15:40:13-05:00July 10th, 2018|Travel|16 Comments

Interesting facts on Mali with Magnus

Mali? Where is that? Is it in Africa? ooh do they have safaris? What type of animals do they have there? For many, Mali, the country, its culture, its music and history is unknown. When I hear the of the country Mali, I go back to memory lane when my Dad will tell my siblings [...]

2018-06-26T21:10:52-05:00June 25th, 2018|AFRICA, HGT Explorers|0 Comments

Dilek explores the social issues in South Africa

On our last post of HGT explorers, we ventured into Cuba with Mohamed and friends. In the next three weeks, we shall cover interesting and thought-provoking stories from countries in Africa.  We start with South Africa. South Africa is known for its breathtaking landscapes, intriguing safaris, rich culture, Nelson Mandela, and unfortunately Apartheid. It was [...]

2018-06-19T17:41:43-05:00June 18th, 2018|HGT Explorers|1 Comment