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 [...]

2017-10-25T03:02:57+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Spain|13 Comments

3 day Guide to Madrid- Version Halal

Madrid, the city ALWAYS overlooked for its "beach" sister of the east, Barcelona. I find myself having to explain to my friends why they should consider visiting Madrid.  Madrid is the best city I have ever lived in my life, yes I said it. Bold huh? Ok to be fair I haven't been to New [...]

2017-07-10T11:36:12+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Spain|8 Comments

Yasmin: Spanish Entrepreneur

Walking through Calle de salvador on a Friday afternoon, one can see crowds of men and women from different backgrounds coming in and out of the Centro Cultural Islamico in Madrid for spiritual feeding.  Just down the adjacent street of the Mosque is Masturah Salon.   Masturah Salon is a beauty and hair shop specialized for [...]

2017-03-24T12:34:56+00:00 August 4th, 2016|What's Your Story|1 Comment

Halal Restaurants in Madrid

Being in Madrid could be challenging for people who don't eat pork or drink alcohol as majority of the Spanish food consists of these ingredients. Based on my experience and some inquiries from Muslims around, I created a list on Have Halal Will Travel of restaurants that wouldn't contain any of the ingredients mentioned earlier. Here [...]

2017-07-03T20:25:04+00:00 March 29th, 2016|FOOD|0 Comments

Just a casual Sunday

During the week especially from Monday to Thursday, I am so busy with teaching that when the weekend comes, I just want to stay in and catch up on the sleep I've lost. Sometimes I wonder how other teachers have the time and energy to travel to different cities or just go out every weekend. [...]

2017-03-26T22:13:05+00:00 November 28th, 2015|Journal|0 Comments

My Eid in Spain

Below is the video of my astounding experience in Spain while celebrating Eid. Honestly the video doesn't do justice as to how amazing this moment was for me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI02NHod71I

2017-03-26T22:32:06+00:00 October 10th, 2015|Journal|2 Comments


  The morning of Tuesday began with me getting ready to obtain some clarity. I started my morning with breakfast where I had an extended chat with two of the french (a guy and a girl)  housemates that happened to stay that week at Margarita’s house as well. They had been there for nearly a [...]

2017-03-26T22:20:36+00:00 October 6th, 2015|Journal|0 Comments


  9-20-2015 I arrived Madrid in the wee hours of a Sunday morning. My arrival was smooth sailing. I got in through customs without any hassles and then headed to luggage claim. After getting my luggage, I decided to look for a cab. My airbNb host mum (Margarita) advised that I used the metro because [...]

2017-03-26T22:15:12+00:00 October 3rd, 2015|Journal|3 Comments