I realise that I’m probably not the archetypal exchange student. I largely went on exchange to escape a love-hate relationship with my home country, and I had no intentions of returning afterwards… read more

Invisible Victimisation: The Gendered Politics of the Refugee Crisis

The global refugee crisis is believed to be the worst humanitarian disaster since the second world war. Fleeing from war-torn countries such as Syria, Afghanistan and South Sudan, we might presume that the only… read more

 

 

WTF Happened to Egypt’s Tourism Industry?!

For me, one of the greatest joys of traveling is the opportunity to expose yourself to diverse cultures and languages, to see how other people live, and to distance yourself from everything familiar and comfortable… read more

 

 

 

 

 26 Grains: The London Café Bringing Back Porridge

Hello, my name is Dani, and I am a porridge addict. My morning is not complete until I’ve devoured soy milk porridge with sultanas, raspberries, and a drizzle of honey… read more

 

 

 

 

I don’t know what it is about these Egyptian megastructures that puts them on a tier above the rest. Maybe it’s the fact that they are the last surviving wonder of the world… read more

 

Park Güell: Gaudí’s Barcelona Dreamscape

Park Güell is a park in the Barna neighbourhood of La Salut, designed in the early 20th century by Catalan modernist architect Antoní Gaudí. It is composed of gardens and naturalistic architecture, and was declared… read more

 

The Bucket List: Riad Yasmine

Whilst the entirety of this world is on my list, anyone who knows me will be able to tell you that the one place I long to travel to – like no other – is Morocco… read more

 

 

“There is an admirable fact about the psychology of France: she knows no half measures, loathsome or sublime, she forges the thought and the beauty…” watch here

 

Dunedin

Dunedin holds a special place in my heart. Selected footage from recent local adventures include… watch here

 

Cairo

“Egypt is a great place for contrasts: splendid things gleam in the dust…” watch here

 

 

 

A year ago — well, a year and one month, to be exact — I told myself that enough was enough. I had been flirting with the idea of… read more

 

In Defence of Cultural Appropriation

Cultural appropriation is defined as when “people from a dominant culture take cultural elements from a marginalised group without knowing or caring about… read more

 

 

Hamsa Mansour: The Egyptian Cyclist Showing How it’s Done

Twenty nine-year-old Hamsa Mansour is many things: athlete, adventurer, aspiring documentarian and storyteller – and come 2019, she might just be the first Egyptian woman to solo cycle the entirety of Egypt… read more