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🎙️ What you didn’t know about Istanbul

In #OwnYourNarrative, Muslim heritage, Turkey by Soumaya

What you didn’t know about Istanbul Podcast Episode #4 What does an architect, a mosque and a shisha pipe have in common?   Okay, let me rephrase the question.   What would you do if you saw a man smoking shisha inside the mosque? …

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6 day itinerary to North England: Best of the UK countryside

In Itinerary, United Kingdom by Salman Shamsuddin

The northern parts of England are famous amongst hikers and nature lovers for being home to dramatic landscapes and incredible views. Unless you live in the area though, planning a trip to exploring northern England can be a little overwhelming; where do you begin …

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This Muslim couple are making it easier for you to go hiking in the UK

In Community, United Kingdom by Soumaya

  Summit Special Adventures is a hiking group that makes it easier for Muslims and ethnic minorities to access and enjoy the UK’s beautiful scenery.     If you’d like to explore more of the UK on long walks, you’re in the right place.  …

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7 scenic day trips from London

In London, United Kingdom by Halal Travel Guide Team

Need some inspiration for scenic day trips from London? Here are 7 beautiful outdoor green spaces that make the ideal day trip from the city. Each of these countryside locations is only a stones’ throw from London and easily accessible by car.   Editor’s …

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5 facts you didn’t know about the iconic Stari Most

In #OwnYourNarrative, Bosnia, Muslim heritage by Soumaya

If visiting Mostar hasn’t made your bucket list yet, find out why it should, starting with this iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site, Stari Most. 1.The bridge has no foundations The story goes that Stari Most was held together with metal pins and egg whites, …

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7 Reasons why every Muslim should visit Bosnia

In #OwnYourNarrative, Bosnia, Muslim heritage by Soumaya

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘Bosnia’? Here are seven things that will make you fall in love with this Balkan gem. 1. Rich Islamic heritage Although it is well-known by the locals that the country is rich in Islamic …

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“Up, Up, and Away!” Flying in a hot air balloon over Cappadocia, Turkey

In Cappadocia, Community, She Travels by Maryam Tidjani

Ah, to take to the skies in a hot air balloon. Or to be more precise, to fly 3000 feet over rocky terrain in what is essentially a wicker basket with no lid. Not being afraid of heights, I was eager to cross this …

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Meet Muzza Abroad, the British beard-wearing backpacker!

In Community, United Kingdom by Soumaya

Aqeel Karim – AKA Muzza Abroad – has spent the best part of 2017 trekking up and down through Latin America, during which he narrowly missed getting caught up in Hurrican Irma in Cuba, and experienced  death-road mountain biking in the Amazon rainforest.  Read …

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Istanbul: The time I travelled from Europe to Asia for a kebab

In Community, She Travels, Turkey by Maryam Tidjani

After a gruelling 8 hours of travel (over land, air, sea and more land), me and my travel buddy SH arrived in the bustling centre of Sultanahmet, Istanbul. It was loud, it was busy and every local we asked for directions sent us in …

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Halal Restaurants: Cappadocia

In Cappadocia, Community, Travel Guide, Turkey by Soumaya

There are plenty of restaurants that serve halal meat in Cappadocia, although most restaurants also serve alcohol. Depending on where you choose to stay or what your itinerary looks like, start off by checking these restaurants out. You are likely to find more alcohol-free …