Travel writer and photographer

I'm a travel writer and photographer based in Dubai who likes to experience cultures, cuisines, and hiking trails. I hope to take my readers around the world through my writing.

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Thrifty Tips for Studying in Sweden for (Almost) Free | Go Overseas

Thrifty Tips for Studying in Sweden for (Almost) Fr...

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Lonely Planet

LP Pathfinders: top posts from June 2017 – Lonely Planet blog

LP Pathfinders: top posts from June 2017 – Lonely P...

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Forbes Travel Guide

Dubai Travel Guide - Dubai, AE - Forbes Travel Guide

Dubai Travel Guide - Dubai, AE - Forbes Travel Guid...

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blog.forbestravelguide.com

Spending Two Perfect Days In Dubai - Forbes Travel Guide Blog

Spending Two Perfect Days In Dubai - Forbes ...

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blog.forbestravelguide.com

9 Things To Do In Dubai With Kids - Forbes Travel Guide Blog

9 Things To Do In Dubai With Kids - Forbes T...

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Marriott Traveler

A First-Timer’s Guide to Souks in Abu Dhabi

Te many souks of Abu Dhabi offer travelers a cultural experience like no other. As you venture into these traditional marketplaces, prepare to lose yourself in narrow alleys lined with opulent Persian rugs, breathe in the woody scents of traditional oud perfume and frankincense, try on embroidered traditional attire, sample sticky-sweet medjool dates and engage in good-natured banter with local fishermen.

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worldnomads.com

Mumbai’s Best Bits: Markets, Caves & Temples

Get a sense of the carefree vibe in Mumbai’s bustling city from Natasha, our local insider, as she takes us through the markets, temples, hipster cafes, and Victorian architecture of India’s largest city.

Cadaques harbour article
internationaltraveller.com

Cadaqués: super seafood, wild winds, Dali's ghost - International ...

Home to the sublime landscape of Cap de Creus, delectable seafood and the ghost of Salvador Dalí, Cadaqués on Spain’s wind-blown easternmost tip is a world away from the Costa Brava most know.

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worldnomads.com

Jaipur: Chaotic Bazaars, Lake Views & Forts Galore

Enjoy sunset lake views from ancient hilltop palaces, see crumbling pink old quarter, where elephants walk side by side with rush hour traffic, and visit the chaotic bazaars of Jaipur with our local insider, Natasha.

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worldnomads.com

5 of India’s Best Festivals & Etiquette for Travelers

Home to Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Zoroastrians, and Jains, India is a cultural smorgasbord; where festivals aren’t just a means of worship, but a reason to unite and celebrate the vibrancy of Indian life.

Al ain rotana article
skyscanner.ae

Unforgettable Two-Day Getaways from Dubai

Unforgettable Two-Day Getaways from Dubai

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Insider Tips For Volunteering in India and South Asia | Go Overseas

Insider Tips For Volunteering in India and South As...

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How I Became Local... While Living in Bangladesh | Go Overseas

How I Became Local... While Living in Bangladesh | ...

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flightnetwork.com

What Everyone Should Know Before Visiting a Hot Spring in Iceland

While planning my trip to Iceland, I pictured cascading waterfalls, sublime ice caves, and magnificent glaciers. But I knew very little of the Icelandic version of therapy. Swimming in geothermal pools is something of a ritual across Iceland and once I’d spent hours soaking in the comforting warmth of one, I began to understand why.

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Marriott Traveler

Marriott Traveler: Chef Abdulilah Shadoud on Mixing Creativity and Culture in Arabic Cuisine

Cef Abdulilah Shadoud’s career spans more than a decade, including a spot on Abu Dhabi TV’s Matloob Chef, and today he heads the kitchen at Kuzbara, the international restaurant at the Marriott Hotel Downtown, Abu Dhabi. The Syrian-born chef says he loves Abu Dhabi because the city embodies a vibrant cultural smorgasbord, and at Kuzbara he combines his special brand of creativity, passion for cuisine and traditional cooking sensibilities to serve up authentic Middle Eastern fare in a contemporary setting.