The soul of Mumbai: Gateway of India

“Aap ka naam Mohammad hai?” (Is your name Mohammad?), I double check with the driver as I sit inside my Uber taxi that I had booked to do some last minute sightseeing in Mumbai. “Jee” (Yes), the driver responds as we drive off to see the city’s most iconic destination, the Gateway of India. I casually ask the driver how long it …

My Moroccan Adventure- a photo essay

Every country has a word that can be used to describe it. For example, Spain is passionate, India is colourful and Morocco…it’s enchanting. Be it the glorious architecture, the mouthwatering tajines and couscous, the noisy souqs or the stunningly varied landscapes, Morocco offers plenty to keep one’s senses constantly enthralled. With so much diversity packed …

My Moroccan Adventure- practical aspects part 2

In this blog, I will discuss some of the aspects of Morocco you need to bear in mind once you arrive there such as:  Shopping  Female travellers (clothing, safety and gender interaction) Cultural quirks Shopping Morocco is a delight when it comes to shopping and the old markets (souqs) in Fes and Marrakech are especially …

My Moroccan Adventure- practical aspects part 1

Unlike many others, on my first ever trip abroad, I decided to venture out to Morocco. The country provided me with exciting opportunities for culture exploration, photography as well as adventure. With beautiful architecture, stunning landscape, mouthwatering food as well as a composite culture, it was hard to say no to this small country nestled snugly on the west …