Day 4: Pokhara/Nayapul to Tikhedhunga – The day of the Thousands of Stairs

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. I woke up early, or I should just say, I got bored laying in the bed sleepless too early. Maha –  my room mate – was still in bed sleeping peacefully, so I didn’t think packing would be a good idea. Had a quick shower, prayed on the balcony, and as the dawn cracked, a magnificent view started to unravel before my eyes.…

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Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara – The Day of the 8-hour Bus Drive

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. Few years ago I thought Business has forever ruined the idea of travel for me, there would never come an opportunity where I would wake up excited about an 8-hour drive in a bus with questionable structural integrity, on a road that is dubbed one of the most dangerous in the world by BBC… But I was, I was excited…

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Day 1&2: Amman to Kathmandu – The day of anticipation & bad Korean food

The group is a bunch of strangers, could not be more diverse: a medical couple in their late 50s,  a 19  year old, a single mom, a cancer survivor, a soldier, a university professor, a vet, an art director, a software programmer, an accountant, a project manager (not me), a cardiologist, a communications guy, an oil guy, a computer games girl, a psychology guy… And me! We arrive at the airport and there was an explosion of colors, sounds and smells on the spot! The…

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Has it been that long really?

Nothing like seeing yourself through the eyes of strangers to understand the person you’ve become. I look at the tens of post drafts that I have and thank God for thinking before posting. Early this year I’ve met in person a non-stranger! Someone who thinks she knows you very well, while you just follow one another on twitter. We got to talk, discuss things that are not so random as much as they are diverse, and for the first time in a long time I…

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Tips & Check List:Travel & Packing for the Himalayas

If you are planning a trip to one of the Himalayas peaks (Whether you’re trekking Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp – ABC, or Everest Base Camp), this list is for you (Packing Checklist). I’ve made a lot of research and talked to a lot of people who’ve been on the trip on previous years, and came up with the comprehensive check list attached. Each of the items has a reasoning and ended up being very well-justified, and here are a couple of important tips: Pack your stuff in…

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أفضل وأسوأ الهدايا لعيد الأم

تم الاجماع ومن مختلف الفئات العمرية والحالات الاجتماعية بأن الأفكار أدناه تعتبر من أسوأ الهدايا في عيد الأم (إذا جبت هدية من هدول، عالسريع فكر بتبريرات مناسبة)، طبعا مع ملاحظة ان الاشخاص المختلفين لديهم تفضيلات مختلفة، وما قد يكون في خانة أسوأ على هذه القائمة قد يكون في خانة أفضل ما يمكن لدى شخص معين.

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هل هناك طابق رابع في شركتكم؟

بصراحة، انا من اشد المعجبين بخرابيش واعمالهم، والعديد منهم اصدقاء واعرفهم على صعيد شخصي… أشخاص واعيين، مثقفين، سهلي العشرة وعلى مستوى عالي من الابداع والمهنية. وربما هذه هي الاسباب الاساسية التي جعلت من خرابيش واحدة من اهم وسائل الترفيه الجديدة التي تحاكي مشاعر الشباب والصبايا في الوطن العربي كافة (مش بس بالاردن) وتجعلهم من المدمنين على محتوى خرابيش ومشاركته، وليس فقط على مواقع الاعلام الاجتماعي، بل يتعداه الى ما بعد ذلك، فترى البعض يعرضون محتوى خرابيش على اقربائهم واصدقائهم وغيره من الاشخاص الغير مندمجين بهذه…

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The Selfless Side of Selfishness…

Do you just go on being so “selfish” in fulfilling something that you know is right, but does not seem to be in anybody’s interest? Or you ignore all the needs and wants that are stirring inside of you for the sake of being what you’re expected to be for other’s sake? But isn’t being so selfless, and measuring up to others’ expectations of you dilutes who you really are, leaving you resentful, under-appreciated and thus a worst version of who you are? Doesn’t somehow being selfish…

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