• How to Make Moroccan Mint Tea

    One of the most unforgettable parts of my trip to Morocco was the numerous glasses of mint tea that I drank in the various cities that I visited. Moroccans love their green tea, flavoured with fresh spearmint, which is served at any time of day on a tray – complete in a traditional Moroccan tea pot called a berrad, and slender, cylindrical tea glasses that appear in a variety of colours and designs.   Mint tea, or “atay” (“tea”) as Moroccans refer to it, is an essential part of their culture and is a sign of hospitality. Upon our arrival at our hotel in Chefchaouen (or the Blue City), we…

  • My Top 7 Essential Baby (Travel) Products

    Becoming a mum again after eight years meant that a lot had changed in the baby product industry. There are definitely more stylish and even more practical products on the market, supposedly making life simpler for parents. It’s easy to get carried away and buy every “must-have” product but it’s not feasible. These are my top 7 essential baby products. Not only did it make my daily life at home easier, but they all proved to be invaluable when we travelled locally and internationally.   Doona Infant Car Seat/Stroller This has to be by far the best investment I’ve made. The idea is so simple – a car seat converts…

  • Majestic Mosques & Divine Desserts: A Week in Istanbul

    It was when I was sitting on the first floor of the charming Hafiz Mustafa café, located at a busy crossroad in the Sirkeci district, that overlooks the bustling narrow street below with its constant chime of the trams, roar of the busses, impatient hoots of the taxis and cars, jingle of the bicycles, and the steady stream of pedestrians, that I realised I am in love with the city of Istanbul. From our view on the first floor, which extended down the hill, allowing us a glimpse of the Golden Horn, we sampled a local dessert called kunefe (made with phyllo pastry, stringy cheese, syrup, and pistachios, and served…