That’s what Nicki Minaj said in her song, "High School".. lol.. It's how you say "welcome" in Dutch, which is one of the two most spoken languages in Belgium - the other being French. Belgium is a small European country located on the Western coast of the continent across the English Channel from the UK. … Continue reading Take You Out To Belgium, Welkom!
Author: An Afghan Abroad
Suspenseful First Night in Brussels
This was the first picture I took after arriving in Brussels. This was on the train I took from the airport to my hotel in the city center. Obviously I look horrible after the 16 hour trip from LA! Belgium was never on my list of places to visit - until it became a place … Continue reading Suspenseful First Night in Brussels
The Not-So-Dreaded Layover: How many of you dread a long airport layover when you're traveling? The lack of food options or overpriced snacks and drinks, overcrowded waiting areas and crying babies can drive us crazy even during a short layover if you have to spend the whole time in the airport. But layovers don't always … Continue reading Lisbon Layover
Marrakech, the last city on our journey through Morocco, where you come to experience world class hotels and riads, delicious food, and a lot of shopping in the markets. Marrakech's Medina, just like the Medina's in the country's other cities, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marrakesh has the largest souk - traditional market - in … Continue reading Mesmerizing Marrakech
Picture yourself in a breezy coastal town full of art, restaurants, amazing people and a long stretch of sand. Add surfers, a few horses and camels on the beach and the aroma of tagine in the air and you've found yourself in the enchanting city of Essaouira, Morocco. Like the rest of Morocco's famous … Continue reading Essaouira Enchanted
From Fes, With Love
If you're following my blog so far, you've noticed that Morocco has many cities or neighborhoods that - once you're there, everything is the same color. Fes though? Now that is a whole different experience. I have to say it was the most colorful city in all of Morocco. From the souks, to the tanneries, … Continue reading From Fes, With Love
Twelve Hours in Casablanca!
So you want to visit Morocco but aren't sure where to start. If you're traveling from the United States, Casablanca should be your first stop. Almost all flights to Morocco have a layover in Casablanca to switch planes. Therefore, if you plan to tour around the country a bit, it can save you time and … Continue reading Twelve Hours in Casablanca!
The Blue City of Chefchaouen
If you're into interior design or psychology, you know the color blue is soothing and calming to the mind. Now imagine a whole city nestled in the hills of a countryside where all the exterior walls of its buildings are painted in white and shades of blue. This imagine exists in the magical city of Chefchaouen, … Continue reading The Blue City of Chefchaouen
A Luxurious Night in the Sahara Desert
Have you ever been anywhere that was actually silent? Some of us like to escape the busy cities we live in for "peace & quiet" and usually escape to "nature". If you're in NYC, you go upstate. If you're in LA, you go to Big Bear. While it's still much quieter than the city, there's … Continue reading A Luxurious Night in the Sahara Desert
A Day in Merzouga at Ksar Bicha
Part of my trip to Morocco included a visit to the Sahara Desert. My friend and I travelled for 8 hours by an overnight bus to a village called Merzouga. Merzouga is a small village on the southeast tip of Morocco - a little over 100km from the Algerian border. When we got off the bus … Continue reading A Day in Merzouga at Ksar Bicha