Day 310- A Trip to Waterloo

Present day Waterloo, is nothing but low lying lush green hills that leave almost no trace of the battlefield that they lay on. They are the subtle screams of canons and gunfire echoing through empty lands that still remember the bloodshed they hide beneath the smell of fresh grass. When I relive history in Waterloo,…

Day 296- How to get used to the idea of returning home

How to get used to the idea of returning home: i. Step into your favorite bar in your host country. Breathe in the scent of conversations flying around and people you are existing with. Let nostalgia take over. ii. Forget the idea of life back at home. You are on the cusp of the most…

Day 274- Roadtripping

Yesterday, I returned from Amsterdam after an absolutely lovely weekend with four friends. I do have to admit that I didn’t really know three of them before we were on our bus to Amsterdam but that’s the beauty of being an exchange student. You just get along with people, and even if you don’t, you…

Day 261- Let’s go Paris

Travelling does not seem to give joy to those who do it without regular reality checks. The idea of going away and running away to explore loses its meaning when there’s nothing to escape. Having traveled to Paris, London, Berlin and Alicante, I no longer feel the urge to see monuments and check them off…

Spain- Day 242

I realized I haven’t blogged about Spain half as much as I should’ve. After all, I did spend about a month of my exchange there. The first thing you notice about Alicante, is that there’s no hurry. Everyone seems to be so at ease and focusing on the now. It’s among the only places where…

Berlins beauty- Day 225

Berlin is a city unlike any I have ever encountered. It reeks of beauty build on tight crossroads of pain and tragedy. It reminds me of roses, spring, despair, a city that was once built brick by brick and broken down missile by missile.  When in Berlin, you don’t have a choice but to face harsh realities…

Tips for your Disneyland Trip – Day 209

Wear your comfiest shoes. Believe me, you won’t regret choosing comfort over beauty when your feet are covered in blisters and refuse to move the next day. Carry snacks. Nothing in this world is free, specially at Disneyland. So unless you’re willing to spend five times more on snacks that you normally would, I’d suggest…

Day 137- Throwback to London

My mother had studied in London for a few years when I was a child. I always believed it was extremely brave of her to pursue her education regardless of what life threw at her. Needless to say, I’ve always wanted to go to London. It was fairly hectic since it was just four days…

Why 2016 was so important to me

I don’t fear a stage anymore. I don’t have jitters of anxiety and pangs of restlessness when someone asks me to stand in the spotlight.I got to stand proud and perform poetry and own up to my mistakes. I’ve stood in front of my school auditorium and made an absolute fool of myself and the…

Serenity and silence. 

With time, I have come to fear nature. The chaos we humans have created seems to be preparing to ricochet with full force.  I fear that one day it may all come crashing down on us. Intense rain coated with just a hint of serenity. Hurricanes that’ll shatter the machines that create magic from our…