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 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…

The Highlights of Our Trip to Sri Lanka- Part One

To call Sri Lanka amazing would be an understatement. There’s so much that we saw and experienced as we made our way across the island, and yet much was left for several new trips. I cannot even do this country justice by writing about our journey, so instead, I have picked some of the highlights in…

Post-Travel Thoughts: Noisy Beirut

The honking horns. The cars passing by blasting loud trashy music. People shouting. Motorcycles whizzing by, each one louder than the next. These are the unmistakable sounds that one is in the very heart of Beirut. Sounds that no matter where you go in the world, you always come back to. They even start the…

Disconnected in a Connected World

Our trip to Sri Lanka has taken us over 1200 kilometers so far, as we hop from one location to another, exploring what every area has to offer. In the past few days we have gone from an emerging city to the heart of the jungle to the middle of the tea plantations and then…

Lebanon Versus The Rest of the World

Over the past few days in Sri Lanka, I’ve done things I have never done before: climb 1236 steps to reach an ancient fortress and go on a safari. I’ve also effectively learned that Lebanese people (of a certain age group) will always compare and contrast things with what we have back home. And then…

When A Group of Strangers Travels Together

In the lead up to our trip to Sri Lanka, I had been telling Ahmad that maybe it wouldn’t be so bad that we would be travelling as part of a group, doing everything together for the next few days. If anything, I hoped it would lead to new friendships (as I am always looking…