The Magic of Paris on Foot

Paris is a bon vivant, strolling through cobbled streets with an air of nonchalance, sprinkling fairy dust in its wake. It inspires and awes, never taking itself too seriously, always willing you to discover more but never quite enough. The only fear I had on my flight was that I might find it overrated –…

A Weekend in Berlin – Top 10 Places to Visit

Berlin is a city that glimmers with the promise of adventure, culture, extraordinary architecture and, of course, fantastic food. However, dig a little deeper into its past and you’ll discover a dark history from being the headquarters of the Nazis to being bombed into ruins, divided into two and finally re-united into the city that we see…

Düsseldorf – A Tour of the Landtag

Famous for its remarkable architecture and its art scene, Düsseldorf is one of Germany’s largest cities and the capital of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. As part of the seminar organised by Friedrich Naumann Foundation, we were lucky enough to be given a tour of the Landtag – the state parliament that convenes in Düsseldorf.…

A Few Hours in Cologne – Things To Do

Given a choice, I would’ve opted to spend a lot more time in this gorgeous city, however, circumstances being very much out of my control, all the travel gods granted me were 5 hours, a phone battery that was on its last legs and a very cramp-y stomach. The only silver lining? I learnt to make…

View of Gummersbach

Gummersbach – A Fairytale Town

Nestled in the midst of green hills and fields, Gummersbach is quite possibly one of the most peaceful places on earth you will ever come across. The closest cities are Cologne and Dusseldorf and though you may not have heard of it (I know I hadn’t!), it is quite famous in Germany for its handball team, I…

A Lazy Girl’s Guide to Packing For Your Euro Trip

Unused to carrying heavy weights for long distances and too OCD to wear the same clothes for a week, packing for a Euro Trip was nothing less than rocket science for a lazy bum like me. I couldn’t even picture myself lugging around (let alone attempt to lift) one of those huge rucksacks you see…

Euro Trippin’

It all started with an email. After four months of sharing political opinions and the need for democratic societies in an online seminar, my friend and colleague Nimrah and I were chosen to attend a seminar in Germany organized by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. Of course, the opportunity to meet like-minded liberals from…

The Travel Junkie Chronicles

For a travel junkie, I’ve always secretly lamented my inability to fly away from the daily grind at a moment’s notice. I’ve spent hours devouring the content of travel blogs, mentally drooling over the photographs and mulling over the possibility of quitting everything to embrace the life of a digital nomad. Last year, the travel…