Brave Muslim Photographer visits Jerusalem

We often learn about Palestine or Isreal through the news. The Isreali-Palestinian conflict is a controversial topic that many of us (me included) don't know the full, true and unbiased story. Most importantly, we are unaware of how life is like for the locals. Sana, a George Washington photojournalist was given the opportunity to live [...]

2017-11-21T16:26:50+00:00 November 21st, 2017|HGT Explorers|11 Comments

Guide to Valencia- Version Halal

In March 2016, I spent about 18 hours in Valencia for the annual Fallas Celebration.  This is a week-long event whereby massive caricatures of politicians, celebrities, cartoons and other popular figure effigies are being paraded around the city. I recommend you to experience this moment once in your life. There is a huge emphasis on once! If [...]

2017-10-26T19:39:03+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Spain|3 Comments

How this Lawyer lived as a Nomad in Mongolia

I'll have to admit that when it comes to certain parts of the world, I'm pretty ignorant. For a very long time, my knowledge of Mongolia was from the brief 2 hours feature of the scary looking Shan Yu and his angry eagle in Disney's Mulan. As I got older I started learning more about [...]

2017-11-18T14:50:37+00:00 October 24th, 2017|HGT Explorers|16 Comments

10 Traditional Turkish Foods you must try!

When talking about Turkish food most people only know Döner Kebab or Turkish coffee or the famous Turkish Delight. Turkey has many more delicious platers that are worth discovering. Here is a list of 10 traditional Turkish foods you must try. Kumpir: This is my favorite traditional Turkish food because it's delicious and filling. Kumpir [...]

2017-10-21T00:48:06+00:00 October 18th, 2017|FOOD, Turkey|9 Comments

My most vulnerable moment

There was only 20% battery life on my phone and today was the last day I could go shopping. "My sister and friends would never forgive me if I don't get them anything. What can I do?" I was getting worried. My Turkish was poor because of that I didn't want to ask any stranger [...]

2017-09-14T16:58:37+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Journal, Turkey, Videos|9 Comments

Review of Tattva Design Hostel in Porto, Portugal

 In February 2016, I went on a group trip with a travel agency to three cities in Portugal. Porto was one of the cities we stopped by. I must mention that I am not a big fan of hostels. Whenever I travel I stick to either Hotels, Suites or Airbnb stays. The travel agency had [...]

2017-09-29T16:38:51+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Is it safe to travel to Turkey: The truth about my trip

It was 10 am, Sunday, December 11th, 2016. The notification light on my phone constantly blinked.  Half asleep, I managed to look at it. I had a  couple of snap chat messages, Facebook notifications, a message from Yildiz (my Turkish friend) and then Breaking news from BBC. I unlocked my phone and checked the news [...]

2017-09-14T16:54:21+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Journal, Turkey|25 Comments

The 7-Day Guide to Istanbul

As you walk on the streets of Istanbul you will hear pop music blasting through the speakers while the call to prayer is being echoed in the background. It is the city where the West meets the East, physically and metaphorically.  I spent 7 days in Istanbul. These are my recommendations. p.s:  (*) Signifies places [...]

2017-10-07T17:39:43+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Turkey|12 Comments