Beach hopping in the Maldives #myhappyplace😍😎

I am a bonafide beach gal and beach snob🤷🏾‍♀️. I absolutely love going to the beach and can spend an entire day listening to the ocean, being in the water and just relaxing. It’s my happy place😍which is not surprising considering that I was born in Barbados an island in the Caribbean that has some…

Exploring Egypt by Nile cruising – Aswan to Luxor😎

Just recently I decided to explore Egypt through a Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. The boat spent the first night in Aswan and then sailed to other stops on it’s way to Luxor.  I didn’t get to the Abu Simbel temple because it’s a 3 hour drive each way and I just didn’t want…

My love affair with South Africa🤩😍

My dream of visiting South Africa was fueled by my fascination with Nelson Mandela as a teenager, I wanted to know everything about him.   I just knew that I needed to see and touch the ground that created Nelson Mandela. For a long time this dream was deferred but in 2014 I accepted a job…

I think I have found the one for me… 😉

I think I have finally found the right salon for me here in Cairo🤩🤗 It has been 8 years since I left the USA to move abroad and work in international schools. There have been many challenges and finding someone to wash and do my locs was one😏.  While I  lived in Maryland I did…

Cairo life is different and interesting🤪 pt. 2

So I have been back in Cairo since August and I have realized a couple of things. I STAND OUT not really as a black woman because there are a lot of us here in Cairo but as a black woman in this body with red dreds and colorful earrings and clothing. I get a…

For the love of Istanbul🤩💜

Recently I decided to stop in Istanbul for the weekend on my way back to Cairo.  I had no real expectations about the city except that there were some sights I wanted to definitely  see.  I must say I was pleasantly surprised and had a great time in Istanbul despite being #JetlaggedasF 😢 😩 which affected my sleep…

Visit Ethiopia: it is worth the trip

I lived in Addis, from August 2014 to June 2016.  For me it was a tough place to live because it lacked certain comforts and didn’t live up to my bougie standards but I learned a lot about Ethiopian history and culture.  When I tell people to visit, their initial response is but you didn’t…

The interesting details of Cairo life pt. 1🤪

After taking the first part of the school year off and living in Boston, I was offered a position at a school in Cairo where I could start early because the counselor got sick and left.  So in April I packed 3 suitcases and moved to Cairo to start a job as a Middle School…

Oh Morocco, I can’t stop thinking about you 😚😍

7   A couple of weeks ago I went on a trip to Morocco with Black Travel Movement. This trip  was different for me because I usually travel alone and on this trip there were 50 other people which to me seemed like a lot 😐.  But Morocco has been on my list for a long time […]