Zebunnisa Mirza

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

Petra and the pink sand desert of Jordan

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then experiencing something in real life has got to be worth an entire library. Standing in front of the Treasury in Petra, … Continue reading

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Try it: Ice climbing

It’s the dead of Canadian winter and the temperature sits several degrees below zero. But for the first time in my life, I am thankful for this because the ice … Continue reading

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48 hours in Lisbon

The words “European vacation” and “affordable” can seldom be used together in a sentence without “boring” or “not” preceding each one respectively. Luckily, Lisbon is one of those rare European … Continue reading

May 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pack for a full week in one carry-on bag

Even the most frequent travellers have one thing in common with everyone else – they hate packing! There’s something about this task that’s extremely intimidating. You are flying half way … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

How to cram your liquids and gels into a tiny Ziploc bag

Whenever I travel I make it a point to pack as light as possible. On average, I take about ten trips a year and so I’ve perfected the art of … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Seeking hidden treasure in Porto

880 pounds of gold. That’s what you’ll see inside Porto’s Igreja de Sao Francisco. No, it’s not a vault holding a portion of Portugal’s national reserve. It’s a church. From … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

5 Reasons why Zurich is the centre of the universe

Paris is most romantic, and Berlin is steeped in history. Vienna is a place for culture buffs, and Florence a place for foodies. Nearly every major European city has a … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

Delicious spa treatments

Milk and honey; mango butter; coconut and apricot; fresh cream; and Chardonnay – we’re not describing the aperitifs platter at the spa, we’re talking about the treatments themselves. These rejuvenating … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · Leave a comment
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