TRAVEL

WITHOUT FEAR THERE IS NO POWER

The Miljacka river, crossing the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, runs independently of what it witnesses. The low, blurred water, where hundreds of crows bathe, has seen the history of humanity take many turns on its shores. We woke up in Sarajevo. The basement turned improvised accommodation is located in the old part of town. We woke…

BERLIN IS A DRUG

Berlin is controversial. It’s big, messy and dirty. But it’s also full of life, art, and History. Berlin is bittersweet. It’s dark, but enlightening. It is haunted by the ghosts of the past, but lives reinless in the present. It’s creation, and it’s destruction. New constructions and bombed buildings. The skyscrapers in Potsdamer Platz and…

SCOTTISH CHRONICLE

It is very rare, in my travel fortune, that there isn’t a moment in which my brother and I taste, by ourselves, the place we’re visiting. With luck, it is at night the marching time, our favorite for such – as such, maybe in a silly curiosity, we appreciate being swallowed by the dark streets…

PAKISTAN & CLIPPED WINGS

This post was originally published on Buzzfeed on January, 19th, 2016 -For Saida and Naila – Pakistan has produced some renowned female figures over its relatively short history. Malala Yousafzai and Fatima Jinnah being just a couple amongst many notable examples. But perhaps their success is all the more noted because it was achieved despite great…

REMEMBERING BOSNIA

Originally published on www.srebrenica.org.uk on the 7th May 2015 Sarajevo’s main street has the staples of an example of coexistence and harmony. A mosque, a church, and a synagogue lie within 60 meters of each other on the main street in Sarajevo. In fact, upon the advent of the Second World War, the heads of the…

ROME: THE ETERNAL CITY

I thought that nothing was beyond written description, but Rome leaves me without words. It’s almost intimidating that my arsenal of adjectives can barely chip Rome’s crumbled outer layers, let alone touch upon its essence. Perhaps there are philosophical justifications for this. Perhaps the name ‘Eternal City’ is given not for the strength of the…