Monday, December 30, 2019

The beautiful country we can learn from - Rwanda

When the opportunity came up to join MAG Adventures group on an exploration trip to Rwanda, I immediately jumped on it because seeing the mountain gorillas has been top of my list for a while now. Other than that, I did not have many expectations as I didn't know much about the country.

Member of Umubano family

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Yoga Retreat in El Nido with Dina Ghandour

The below is written by a fellow yogi who was part of our group for this yoga retreat. I thought it captured the essence of this amazing destination and the yoga retreat, that I can definitely not write it better. Written by Osman and you can find him on his instagram (p.s. he's also a yoga teacher). 

A 15 min hike up a stairway made of bamboo to reach a humble tent. No AC, no heated water. Showering with a frog or a "cuuuuuuuute" red spider dangling from the ceiling simply to check you out.

Birdhouse, El Nido - Palawan

Friday, July 19, 2019

10 things to do to keep yourself entertained while traveling

Travel can take up long hours as we still didn't invent teleportation. So sometimes it can take up a whole day and even 36 hours if you're crossing multiple continents. I thought I can compile a few ideas on how to be prepared to keep yourself entertained while traveling just in case you’re not someone who magically falls asleep anytime anywhere because let's face it, that would be the best solution.

Treat all your senses and more:

Monday, July 15, 2019

Quick Guide to visiting Prague

Destination: Prague
Travel Companions: (1st time: Jennifer & Caline; 2nd time: Mom)
Duration: 3 days
Budget: 350$ pp (excluding flights)

I remember being in a fast food restaurant back home after one of those late nights, grabbing a man'ouche back in early 2000s, back when I was still someone who had never been on an airplane, I had only been to Syria for a US Visa run, and Jordan for a Girl Guides trip. That night, I caught this documentary about Prague on TV and I couldn't stop staring. I thought to myself that this was a gorgeous city, something I've never seen anything like before, and I immediately put a goal to myself, that I will visit it one day. And I did, twice!

Old Town Prague

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Ultimate Guide to Lebanese Vegan Food

One of the things I love about the Lebanese cuisine is the fact that a big chunk of it as already plant-based. Though I am not vegan, I hope I get there one day and I thought such a post could be helpful for vegans visiting Lebanon or wanting to be inspired by Lebanese cuisine (some also are Levantine).

Whether you're vegan or not, you're in a for a (vegan) treat because the food is simply delicious and you'll find a large variety which will ensure you never get bored. Below is a list of the different food you can order at restaurants and feel confident in your choices, or if you're renting an airbnb, maybe try and cook some of these yourselves? ;)

You'll find 6 categories below:
1- Mezza
2- Breakfast
3- Salads
4- Main Dishes 
5- Soups
6- Desserts

Lebaneze Mezza. Source: