24 Hours in Phnom Penh: Killing Fields & S-21 Prisons 

We parked at the Phnom Penh bus station around 6 in the morning, got off the bus and were slapped in the face with a pungent smell that led us to quickly walk… Continue reading

24 Hours in Phnom Penh: Getting There

I had been quite hesitant to go to Phnom Penh mostly because I wanted to avoid visiting the Killing Fields (Choeung Ek) and The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. I know it is imperative… Continue reading

When enough is enough

It started out as a normal Saturday morning. It was actually a beautiful Saturday morning. Cloud free, with a reassuring cool breeze. Skipping breakfast (a practice strongly frowned upon by my mother), I… Continue reading

Addis Love Affair

Addis, oh Addis. How I have come to love and loathe you. These two emotions, equally as strong, fuel my desire to flee and to linger. Addis, today I walked around your contours,… Continue reading

The Timeless Tale Of Piassa

It’s been ages since my last blog but I hope you enjoy this one, it’s about my favourite corner of the city. Enjoy!

African Solidarity

Being in India made me realize the limited view people have of Africa, for example most Indians assume I am from South Africa. To them South Africa is the epitome of Africa, because… Continue reading

Choo Choo Through India: The Amusing and Terrifying Truth About The Indian Railway System

The Indian railway system may be one the most efficient, frustrating, economical friendly, and appalling forms of transportation in the world. Clearly, it is a love and hate relationship. For all the novices… Continue reading


It seems to me as each disaster occurs we become more numb to the next. Our tolerance for atrocities has become higher, I feel as though we are becoming immune instead of becoming… Continue reading

What’s in a Name?

Growing up, I used to think that having an Ethiopian name was the worst thing that could happen to me. During roll call the teacher would always pause before my name and instead… Continue reading

The Lupita Nyong’o Spin-Off

Lupita Nyong’o and her charismatic personality have broken through societies view on beauty and black women. Her Oscar win for Best Supporting Actress in Twelve Years a Slave, and covers on reputable magazine… Continue reading