THROUGH THE LENS OF RAHIM

HOW ONE MAN’S PIECE OF PARADISE IS ANOTHER MAN’S PEACE IN PARADISE   Zanzibar. If you look at a photograph of the Tanzanian archipelago, you can easily fall in love with the crystal clear turquoise waters, the white powdered beaches, and the lush green palm trees lining the sand. Some …

ONE YEAR ON THE ROAD

CELEBRATING MY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY – MARRIED TO THE ROAD DAMN. ONE YEAR! I FEEL LIKE SO LITTLE HAS CHANGED, BUT WHEN I LOOK BACK THROUGH THE REARVIEW MIRROR, THAT IS NOT SO ACCURATE. A LOT OF GROWTH, A LOT OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS, A LOT OF HELLOS AND GOODBYES. AND STILL, A LOT …

ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DESTINATION AND DIRECTION

HOW IT TOOK ME QUITTING MY JOB, DROPPING A PHD OFFER, AND LEAVING HOME TO FIND OUT WHERE I’M GOING BY SONIA MICHAELSEN NOT TOO LONG AGO, I READ A BOOK, THE SNOW GEESE, ABOUT A BRITISH MAN WHO BECOMES FASCINATED BY BIRDS, ESPECIALLY GEESE. HE BECOMES SO INTRIGUED BY THEM …

ON TRAVELING AS A BLACK-ASIAN FEMALE SOLO TRAVELLER (PART I)

DIARY OF A MAD BLACK-ASIAN WOMAN. LESSONS LEARNT FROM DR. SEUSS WHETHER WE LIKE TO ADMIT IT OR NOT, APPEARANCE MATTERS WHEN IT COMES TO FIRST IMPRESSIONS, AND ANY LASTING IMPRESSIONS AT ALL. APPEARANCE ALLOWS US TO CLASSIFY OTHERS, TO CATEGORIZE, TO PUT PEOPLE IN THESE LITTLE BOXES THAT ENABLE US …