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|8 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 [...]

2017-09-07T16:47:15+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|21 Comments

12 Reasons why you should visit Spain

I lived in Spain for 2 years, living there was one of the craziest yet fondest memories of my life. Whenever people ask me where they should go on vacation I quickly blurt out " Visit Spain!" Here are 12 reasons why.    Rich History Spain is a country with a diverse history from different [...]

2017-08-17T16:58:44+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Spain|17 Comments

Islam in Spain: History of the Moors

If there's one lesson I've learned from all my travels is that you should know the history of your upcoming destination.  I can hear some of you say "omg, History is so boring". I was just like that till I started solo traveling and seeing beautiful landmarks without knowing the stories behind them. Looking at these [...]

2017-08-27T15:25:01+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Spain|3 Comments

How Not to Order like a Gringo or Guiri

What is a Gringo or a Guiri? You might ask yourself. If you are learning Spanish, you'll have the urge to want to test that formal education Spanish in real life.  The goal for many language learners is to be understood by the locals and for others, it's to sound like the locals.  Some of us [...]

2017-07-29T12:55:30+00:00 July 29th, 2017|LANGUAGE, Videos|10 Comments

Hidden gems in Madrid

Having the opportunity to live in Madrid's center allowed me to take long and short spontaneous walks around the vibrant city. This lead to discovering some hidden gems Madrid had to offer.  Here are some the non-touristy activities to check out below: La Tabacalera Address: 28012, Calle de Embajadores, 53, 28012 Madrid, Spain Hours:  6am–10:30pm On the [...]

2017-07-21T16:12:46+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Spain|13 Comments

How to order in Spanish like a local- Version Halal

When traveling to a new country it always pays off when you can speak like the locals. Speaking like the locals allows you to have a good connection with them.  It also shows the locals that you know what's up and can even avoid people from trying to pull off any tourist scam on you. This [...]

2017-07-29T12:44:12+00:00 July 18th, 2017|LANGUAGE|12 Comments

3 day guide to Seville- Version Halal

I finally visited the slow and tranquil city of Spain.  Everyone seemed chill and relaxed and whenever you passed by someone they never failed to say Hello. Walking down the twisty cobbled stoned city, I couldn't help but notice how many orange trees there were. The city even smelled like oranges. Every corner of the [...]

2017-07-16T01:35:23+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Spain|16 Comments