Accountant by day and professional hula hooper by night, I'm attracted to diversity and richness of cultures. I believe travel is the key to life and that if everyone were to travel more, we would have more compassion and understanding.

When travelling, I look for what I call 'the human spirit'- that element that makes us all tick, that element that makes us surpass incredible hardship and create beauty, that element that brings people together to share a home cooked meal.

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November 3, 2018

As a little girl, I strived to adhere to the regimen of being a good Muslim that my parents encouraged: fasting during the month of Ramadan, attempting to pray 5 times a day, embracing the idea of modesty — amongst other concepts. As I reached my teenage years, I grew...

February 28, 2018

"Out here on the perimeter there are no stars. Out here, we is stoned immaculate."

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I'll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about."

These are the two quotes t...

January 28, 2018

‘What are you scared off, Island Girl, Huh?’… Falling, dying, breaking my limbs, tumbling down this snowy mountain…everything. But I say nothing and attempt to maneuver my board to him. ‘You know, you aren’t going to get very far if you don’t let go ..’ This is me, let...

December 28, 2017

After 4 hours of what felt like the straightest road in the world passing through endless farmland littered with small oil rigs 
and massive silos, we got to the Royal Tyrell Museum, located in Drumheller, 245 km from Edmonton, oil country Alberta.Housing 130,000 fossi...

October 21, 2017

Yes, I just came back from my third Burn.  No, I am no closer to answering the most popular question following the Burn ‘So…what was Burning Man like?’. Many Burners say it is almost impossible to put it into words and it is just something you have to experience. So in...

August 13, 2017

I love digging my feet in sand and pulling them out to feel the sand as it flows in between my toes, like sand in an hourglass. I love sand in my hair reminding me of long swims in the sea and cloud gazing next to someone you love. I love watching the sand on Bermuda b...

July 24, 2017

When I was travelling through Italy, I was travelling with a friend who was lactose intolerant and crazy about Gelato. Every night, she would seek out the best gelato place in the area and we would sit somewhere beautiful and eat spoon after spoon of sweet, rich, cream...

July 23, 2017

Every country in the world has a variety of creative snacks that is uniquely theirs. Meet Pani Puri- one of India’s most popular street snacks that has also been affectionately adopted in Bangladesh where it is called Phuchhka (and where I had it). Pani puri is like pu...

July 22, 2017

‘Nasta’- The Bangladeshi word for ‘Breakfast’. Now when Bangladeshis say they love food, don’t underestimate how much they love it or the times at which they are able to love it. Forget cereal or buttered toast. In my ten days in Bangladesh, this was the typical breakf...

June 10, 2017

I had 6 hours in Egypt on a layover on my way to Dubai. Growing up in Dubai, I lived next to an awesome Egyptian Family. The mom, Sahar, loved to feed me all kinds of Egyptian dishes, full of butter and love. So during my layover, I tracked down one of her best dishes,...

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