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
One Word: Tagine!
What is the one thing we all look forward to when traveling? FOOD!! And Morocco was no exception to that. I have never travelled to a country that had so many food options that I actually loved until I visited Morocco. One of my favorite foods is lamb and lucky for me, lamb is a … Continue reading One Word: Tagine!
Welcome to An Afghan Abroad!
Whether you know me in real life or through social media, you all know how passionate I am about traveling. I love to see the world and I always find a way to make it happen. This blog is almost like a diary for me. It's a place to document all the trips I've been … Continue reading Welcome to An Afghan Abroad!