I keep trying with Cairo but I’m failing🤦🏾‍♀️

When people ask me how I like living in Cairo, I tend to say it’s an acquired taste meaning it’s not been a good fit for me. Despite my efforts to like it and hope for the best, it has been a constant struggle. It has been comprised of some highlights and low points because…

Cairo winters are cold #seriously😬😩

Most people who know me well, know I dislike, no hate winter, and my body doesn’t tolerate being cold very well…I am not being dramatic, well maybe a little bit 😰. I hate prolonged cold weather, I am not a fan of snow, I am not interested in cold weather events and most of all…

India was a great visit😍despite some contradictions

For years people had been talking about visiting the Taj Mahal in New Delhi but to be honest I was a bit skeptical due to the stories of racism against black people despite the fact that Indians are as dark as us in skin complexion. So I had put it off and decided I would…

A bittersweet experience in Sri Lanka🤔😊

After my trip to the Maldives I wanted to go to another country that was close and Sri Lanka had been recommended by a couple of female bloggers I followed. So I did some research, booked my flights and set off to explore a new country that I was unfamiliar with. I had a good…

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…