Essaouira, My One and Only

Essaouira, My One and Only

Morocco / Zoom on… /

This is my hiding spot, and please don’t tell anyone.   Since the day I first stepped in Essaouira, I knew it was one of a kind.  Essaouira or Mogador as the Portuguese used to call it, is a small maritime city located in the South of Morocco, 2 hours from Marrakesh.   Historically, Essaouira, once known […]

Egypt, Mother of the World – Pt 1

Egypt, Mother of the World – Pt 1

Destinations / Egypt / Zoom on… /

Who hasn’t wished to be the Queen from the Egyptian inspired Michael Jackson’s music video “Remember the time”? I sure did.   Egypt had been present during my early age. I remember that Tv channels used to broadcast lot of Egyptian drama and plays. I grew up watching Adil Imam, Fatin Hammama, Yahya El Fakharani […]

Sipping Through Stellenbosch

Sipping Through Stellenbosch

Gastronomy / Lifestyle / South Africa / Zoom on… /

The South African summertime is upon us again! With it comes endless opportunities to explore and take advantage of all the outdoor experiences. One of any wine lovers bucket list should be a day trip to Stellenbosch, and here is why. Located 50 kilometers from Cape Town, Stellenbosch is one of South Africa’s oldest towns. At the […]

Cabo Verde under my skin

Cabo Verde under my skin

Cape Verde / Zoom on… /

It has been six months now that I returned to my home country and to my usual life, and yet, I haven’t recovered from my post-travel trauma. My phone, desktop and laptop home screens show  beautiful views from Cidade Velha. My ringtone is “Nha Manera” by Boy Ge Mendes, recommended by the talented Hilario Silva. I […]

Travel Watchlist: Botswana

Travel Watchlist: Botswana

Botswana / Inspiration / Zoom on… /

If you are a fan of Alexander McCall Smith’s “Mma Ramotswe”, Botswana already might hold a special place in your heart. Located in the Southern region of Africa, Botswana is the place visit next! Mostly famous for being home to the Kalahari Desert and the Okavongo Delta, Botswana is not short of grandeur and places […]

The TEA BAA in Accra – Collaboration with Air Côte D’ivoire

The TEA BAA in Accra – Collaboration with Air Côte D’ivoire

Ghana / Zoom on… /

I was walking in the streets of the OSU neighborhood when I fell in front of this beautiful yellow facade. A friend told me they have the best iced teas in town (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic). I told myself that I had to test and I was not disappointed. There’s also a small menu of smoothies and […]