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

Jordan, Middle East, Palestine

Amman, Jordan

Crossing from Israel -> West Bank -> into Amman via Jordan Valley was quite an adventure! I needed a visa for entry into Jordan and not sure which border point I needed to cross to obtain one. I met a taxi driver who offered to take me to the 'right' border and even called his… Continue reading Amman, Jordan

Palestine

MY truth about Palestine – Exploring the Emotional Complexities of Stepping into the West Bank as a Foreigner

I have poured my entire soul into this piece of writing; it was emotional to revisit these points which will never be removed from my heart. We are living through an abomination in world history, ironically during the information age we are trying to be silenced. With some hesitation, but determination to share, this is… Continue reading MY truth about Palestine – Exploring the Emotional Complexities of Stepping into the West Bank as a Foreigner