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 […]

Dang…how will I survive unemployment?😒

So summer 2017 ended and I was unemployed for the first time in my adult life.  I was not scared because I would be staying with my Mum in Boston until something came up and I was believing that I would find an opening mid year.  Honestly, while I was grateful to have time to…

A better year in Addis😉

Personally the second year in Addis was so much easier, I decided to sell my car and move to the apartment complex down the street from the school so I could walk.  It was the best decision I ever made, it made my life so much happier.  The apartment where I moved was newer and I…