Sunrise over the blue kalta minor tower in khiva

Adventure in Uzbekistan: Khiva

The walled city loomed ahead of us. Our tour guide, a Khiva native named Mohammed, drew our attention to a map depicting its significance in the region. It read: “Welcome to Khiva, the heart of the Silk Road Route”. Immediately, I was entranced. Khiva, a small but historically mighty city, has been destroyed and rebuilt several times. The infamous Amir …

pink and green painted houses in Bokaap, Cape Town, South Africa

Islam in Cape Town: a road trip

Unspoilt      natural      beauty. Three words which, to me, describe Cape Town perfectly.  I have never before visited a destination which has the perfect balance between being a thriving metropolitan city with a hiking-friendly mountain range, that is fringed by a shoreline of white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. The activities in Cape Town are limitless and being bored is …

blue and white buildings in rabat, morocco

Morocco: a traveller’s delight

With so many options, where does one even start planning a visit to Morocco? Everyone has heard about the famed squares and bustling souqs of Marrakesh set against the backdrop of desert views, or the saintly wonders of Fez with its ancient walls, madrassas and zawiyahs. But what about somewhere new? Someplace a little different…a little less travelled? Rabat This …

Bentota- Kissed by the sun

Bentota boasts one of the most exquisite beaches in Sri Lanka allowing you to bask in the serene tranquility of island life. It has everything you need for a sun-kissed holiday, with fanning coconut trees and a golden sandscape. Top 5 Things to do Nothing: Just sit back, relax and enjoy the beach and the breathtaking view it promises. Water …

The bosphorus, Istanbul

Istanbul: A Crossroads of History

Tariq is a travel writer who specialises in Islamic history. An aspiring historian, Tariq is the founder of the popular Instagram page Hikma History, which explores the highs and lows of Islamic history. Part I About as iconic as a city could wish to be, this city has had its name changed three times by three different civilisations. Its story started …