It seems like recently everyone you see is jetting off somewhere hot and exotic, seeing all your holidays snaps gave me itchy feet. In an attempt to find something cheap and cheerful I managed to bag myself a 3 day trip to Belgium for under £100. I had heard a lot about Belgium […]Read More Belgium – A Celebration of Diversity
In light of the UK’s political down turn with Theresa May’s resignation, I thought I would take some time to look back another political failure close to my own heart, partition. My family originated from the northern areas of Pakistan. When I asked my Great, Great Grandma about where we came from, she did have […]Read More Origin Stories – The Irony of Colonisation
Al Fathia بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ ﴿١﴾ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّـهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ ﴿٢﴾ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ ﴿٣﴾ مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ ﴿٤﴾ إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ ﴿٥﴾ اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ ﴿٦﴾ صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ ﴿٧﴾ـ I begin this post with a recitation from the Quran for all the innocent lives lost to […]Read More War on Terror – Who Are We Really Fighting?
Following my trip from Palestine I uploaded a few of my pictures to my Instagram (@zohwbu). I know you must all be tired of seeing these but I just wanted to share a few more amazing pictures that didn’t make the feedRead More Palestinian Summers
“The only reason you say that race was not an issue is because you wish it was not. We all wish it was not. But it’s a lie. I came from a country where race was not an issue; I did not think of myself as black and I only became black when I came […]Read More Americanah by Chimamnda Ngozi Adichie
Jordan, the perfect introduction to the Middle East for a novice traveller, offering a balance between western comforts and eastern culture. It has an array of activities and experiences for all travellers to enjoy from dead sea mud bathing to Petra hiking. I recently spent around 5 days in Jordan and I will share some […]Read More A City of Kings – Jordan Highlights
Hello dear Alice, what do I see? Oh my, those eyes, what big brown beauties. That tender skin, so pure and pale. Don’t look around dear, come join the fun. It’s safe down here, I solemnly swear. I won’t lie to you my dear, that’s just not right. Taste this sweet apple dear, it’s juicy […]Read More Alice in Hell