North America

San Francisco – Alcatraz Island

Being in San Francisco meant I was close to Alcatraz Island so I had to make the trip. Only 1.25 miles offshore from the bay, I took a ferry from pier 33 to this infamous small island which served as a military and federal prison up until 1963 and has now been turned into a… Continue reading San Francisco – Alcatraz Island

london, World Politics

Angela Davis in Conversation

“You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world" - Angela Davis What better way to spend International Women’s Day than in conversation with Angela Davis at the Royal Festival Hall, London. Influential political activist, academic and author, Angela has been an inspiration to millions, including myself by per participation… Continue reading Angela Davis in Conversation

North America

South San Francisco, Union Square & Bay Area

CALIFORNIA - Home of start-up tech companies such as Google and Amazon and the renowned silicon valley the global center for technological innovations. South San Francisco located in the Bay area of Cali is also the world home to several biotech companies such as Genentech and DNA profiling company 23&Me, this is where the future… Continue reading South San Francisco, Union Square & Bay Area

Jordan, Middle East

Travel Tips for Jordan

If you are crossing the border from Israel, be prepared to pay an exit tax which is cheaper if you pay in groups so you could ask to pair up with someone else in the queue like I did.To cross the Jordan Valley and go to Amman (which is approximately a two-hour journey) it is… Continue reading Travel Tips for Jordan

Jordan, Middle East

Wadi Rum (Desert Camp), Jordan

Wadi Rum is governed by a special branch of tourist police and they do not mess about. I contemplated why they seemed so angry and on edge as they checked my passport and wrote down my details of how long I would be staying in the camp and with whom. I heard their job was… Continue reading Wadi Rum (Desert Camp), Jordan

Jordan, Middle East

Petra, Jordan

After a four hour coach journey from Amman at 6am I had finally arrived in Petra! World Heritage site and on the bucket list of many people, this was a once in a lifetime experience and I was going to cherish every moment of it. I had not anticipated how big it was, the sheer… Continue reading Petra, Jordan