The Little Desi Traveller

I have been so focused with writing up my travel blogs that I haven’t properly introduced myself! How rude of me. So without further ado….. The names Dee! I’m in my 20s and currently reside in Toronto, Canada. While I was born in Bangladesh, I’ve lived in Canada for a majority of my life andContinue reading “The Little Desi Traveller”

Alohamora Porto!

North of Lisbon lies the hidden gem of Porto. It has everything you expect of a European city, breathtaking views and scrumptious foods. Porto is also similar to Lisbon, built on a valley of hills. I arrived to Porto via train from Lisbon. The train fare was incredibly cheap, costing about 15 euros. The keyContinue reading “Alohamora Porto!”

Oh the Places You’ll Go (If you could)

Life, as we know it has come to a complete standstill. Everyone is grounded. The last time I was on a plane was about 3 months ago. I was fortunate enough to go to Egypt right before travel bans were issued. When will I board a plane next? Only time will tell. Who could haveContinue reading “Oh the Places You’ll Go (If you could)”

Palace of Wonders in Sintra

Sintra is a day trip away from Lisbon. A train departs to Sintra every 30 minutes from Rossio station, and the journey takes 20 minutes. A round trip will cost 4.3 euros. You’re better off taking the train as opposed to driving to Sintra. Not only are the streets extremely narrow but there aren’t manyContinue reading “Palace of Wonders in Sintra”

One of the Hardest Places to get into, Open for Tourism

When you consider taking an exquisite vacation to the Middle East you typically consider going to Egypt or Jordan or Dubai. Saudi Arabia isn’t exactly a hot travel destination, mainly because its borders were closed to the outside, except for business or religious reasons. But the country has recently started to issue tourist visas, makingContinue reading “One of the Hardest Places to get into, Open for Tourism”

Enter Lisbon, the heart of Portugal

Ola! Portugal is home to many vibrant cities and it’s capital doesn’t disappoint. Remember to pack comfortable shoes as you’ll be going up and down hills all day in Lisbon. It sort of reminds me of a European version of San Fransisco. Lisbon is one of the more affordable cities in Europe. You can eatContinue reading “Enter Lisbon, the heart of Portugal”

Can Travelling make you smarter?

Previously, I explored the idea of travelling being able to stimulate the reward system. Now I want to pose a new question. Can your travels make you smarter? To clarify, I’m not referring to gaining knowledge of the plethora of cultures and geographic locations you’re exposed to. I’m wondering if the experiences drawn from travellingContinue reading “Can Travelling make you smarter?”

Alexandria- a Roman Playground

In my last post, I mentioned that I was in Cairo for 3 days. In those 3 days we managed to fit in a day trip to Alexandria- the second largest city in Egypt. It took about 2 hours to get to by car so very doable if you wanted to do a day trip!Continue reading “Alexandria- a Roman Playground”

Ancient and Modern Day Egypt

World’s collide in Egypt, a mosaic of old and new civilizations. My family and I spent 3 days in the capital city of Cairo and let me tell you, that was not enough! It really felt like a race against time, trying to fit in what everyone wanted to do. First of all, I wantContinue reading “Ancient and Modern Day Egypt”

A Dose of Wanderlust

Do you feel like as humans, we’re meant to travel? Like its embedded in our DNA? In the beginning humans started off as nomads. But many of us now aren’t nomads, yet we have this desire to venture to lands unknown to us. Why do we still have this feeling of wanderlust? What purpose doesContinue reading “A Dose of Wanderlust”