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 [...]

2017-09-14T16:58:37-05:00September 14th, 2017|Journal, Turkey, Videos|9 Comments

Is Istanbul safe for a woman traveling alone

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 [...]

2018-11-17T21:29:25-05:00August 29th, 2017|Journal, Turkey|26 Comments

My 2 Day Vienna Adventure Pt.2

  Continued...... Day 2 Breakfast The next day, I woke up really early because I wanted to take advantage of the few hours I had before heading back to Madrid.  I woke Asma and we got ready. We headed out and had breakfast.  Breakfast this time was Apfrelgolatsche. The pastry really tasted like apple. It [...]

2017-06-08T12:28:13-05:00August 3rd, 2016|Journal|0 Comments

My 2 Day Vienna Adventure

Remember when I interviewed  Asma from Austria (Part 1) and discussed casually what a first time visitor should do in Austria?  Well I was convinced to visit this country and this is what happened:...... Nearly 3 hours after my journey from Madrid, I had finally arrived at Vienna. I came out of the terminal towards the [...]

2017-06-08T12:20:26-05:00August 2nd, 2016|Journal|10 Comments

My Experience as a Muslim Traveler: Ignorance in Spain

I was gallivanting with a travel group in citrus Andalusia. The group and I had an awe-inspiring moment in Granada and on day 2, we were in Malaga. While in the Andalusian region, I noticed I was getting more stares than I did in Madrid. These stares came especially from the elderly. I don't know if [...]

2018-11-05T17:44:32-05:00May 13th, 2016|Journal|0 Comments