Amsterdam, I Was Wrong About You

I have to be very honest here: I had been trash-talking Amsterdam for the better part of the past five years. Whenever I was asked to give my opinion on the city, I would always reply that it didn’t captivate me quite as much as Maastricht or Den Haag. I would always claim that the…

The Amazing Mini-Eurotrip Race

“You know what looks really beautiful?” Ahmad yelled across the house. “What?” I yelled back from the kitchen. “Amsterdam. I’ve been seeing a lot of pictures and it seems like the kind of place we’d enjoy visiting.” “You don’t say!” I replied, rolling my eyes, as I made my way to the living room where…

When In Greece, Planning Is An Afterthought

When we found out we couldn’t legally enter Portugal for our spring trip, Ahmad and I needed to think quickly. To not go on holiday was unthinkable. We’d already began our countdown. We’d also, stupidly, disregarded all the travel advice including that of the embassy and booked non-refundable tickets. In my defense, they were a…

Prague: A Summary

For our very first wedding anniversary, Ahmad and I decided to celebrate in the only way we know how: travel. We had been doubtful it would work out because we had spent quite a lot to go to Sri Lanka earlier in the year, but our doubts were set aside when Czech Airlines’ billboards started…

Vogue Spends Four Perfect Days In What They “Think” Is Beirut

Every time a foreign publication publishes a travel account or recommendation about Lebanon, my timeline is flooded with people sharing the article, possibly in awe that a non-Lebanese came here and had a good enough time to write about it. Well, I’m sick of it. I didn’t even read Vogue’s account, which is currently making…

The Wedding Photographer Saga

Dwelling on the past is not something I enjoy doing- and in that vein, I decided to stop talking about the wedding and leave it at as the happy memory it should be. I refuse to be the kind of person who constantly uploads pictures or wants to remain in bride-mode indefinitely. I feel that…

The Lowlights of Our Trip To Sri Lanka

You know how they say that time flies? Well, our holiday was about a month ago, and yet I’m still writing about it. Maybe that’s because a part of me wishes we were still there, enjoying seeing new things and taking in all that beautiful scenery. But to say it was a flawless trip wouldn’t…

Fears Aside

I am not a fan of heights. But I don’t like staying in the comfort zone and missing out on fun experiences, especially not when I made a promise to myself to do as many enriching activities as I could this year. Last week, we visited¬†the Baatara gorge waterfall ¬†(also known as Balou Balaa) near…

The Highlights of Our Trip to Sri Lanka- Part Two

This is a continuation of our recent adventures in Sri Lanka.Like I’ve previously stated, this country is rich in culture, attractions, and nature, so limiting the highlights to a single post would be a great injustice to the country and its people. I cannot recommend taking the journey enough as it truly widens your horizons…