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Just Marry.

Marriage, the word pops up in my daily life more often than what can be deemed healthy. As a young woman born into a moderately liberal and somewhat modern Muslim … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Getting a Visa to SA and Failing Miserably

It seems that Saudi doesn’t need tourism and doesn’t give tourist visas. Photography is not allowed in the country. A woman is not expected to wander on the streets alone, … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Paperwork

The most stressful, most tiring part of travel for me is what I do in the comfort of sitting at a writing table in air conditioned room – it’s the … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Relearning the first lesson – ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’

Curiosity is the seed that grows into the joy of discovering things, a joy that lends magic to an ordinary day, an ordinary moment. What begins as a simple question … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Choosing the Journal

I am a journals girl. At any given time I have at least half a dozen journals , each for a certain kind of writing,  there could be one for … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Talking about snow

It snowed on me at random times everyday during my preparation for my travels. Initially, it was sheer excitement that gently pushed me into imagining this wonder I never had … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

December of 2012

I didn’t have a Schengen visa yet but I did have the UK multi-entry tourist visa that was expiring on Jan 03, 2013. So, if not anywhere, I was certain … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The C8H11NO2 Business

This neurotransmitter dopamine sends signals to other nerve cells. I think a lot about the dopamine in my head and that my suspicion of suffering from ‘Restless Legs Syndrome,’ is … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dreaming and Dreaming Some More

When I knew I would soon travel to Europe again, I didn’t hesitate to dream, afterall, that’s been my most wonderful pastime ever since I discovered the joy of imagination. … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Few Things About My Father

I know it to be true That the most important thing a father can do For his children, is to love their mother. Sometimes I find them in the balcony … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Returning

A solo traveler is the last person in this imperfect world to deserve any sympathy. So you went on a holiday that over half of the world’s population cannot afford … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment