The Lure of The Casbah – why you should visit Algier’s most-feared streets

My journey begins at the bottom, surrounded by colourful women’s clothing. Long rainbow hued dresses with vibrant trims hang in lines beside fabric shops selling reams of shimmery fabrics. In front of their entrance, a...

How to survive Camden (a guide for over 30s)

Portraits by: Horaczko Photography Camden Town. Any alternative teen growing up in London (or those visiting the UK capital) will confess that Camden is the stuff their dreams are made off. A sea of subcultures,...

Birthday reflections: why I’m no longer shying away from my age

Today is my birthday and I’ve just turned 39. ‘Wait so you’re not 26?’ ‘I hope you don’t mind me asking but how old are you?’ ‘Saw that pic of you looking like you were 12' Yes these...

Should you tag a street artist when you pose in front of their masterpiece?

When was the last time you stopped in front of a colourful wall and either took a selfie or asked someone to photograph you, then uploaded it straight to Instagram? It’s something I do...

I’m giving a Colour Talk at Tate Modern!!!

It's true! And I'm so excited I may burst!!!! Back in December I got a call from the Tate Modern Tate Lates team (who curate monthly events on Friday nights), when the biggest and most...

Travel is not just for white women – why I’m unfollowing Instagram accounts that...

Today marks one year of me starting this blog. The last 12 months have been a learning experience. I’ve not posted nearly as much as I had intended to. I have a list of...

It’s my birthday so I made my dream outfit: A Bat Girl Sari

Seriously. What is it with people who do nothing on their birthday? It astonishes me when friends claim they ‘don’t bother anymore’, ‘they are too old’, blah, blah, blah. The day you were born...

What to expect when you travel to West Bank, Palestine (as a Muslim)

WARNING: this is a long post but I hope you find it of use! I bracketed the title of this post because it’s inspired by the fact that so many Muslim people have contacted me...

The Thing About The Colour Blue…and why I’m anti Blue Monday

If you were to ask me what my favourite colour is, it would obviously be a very difficult question. As a Rainbow Hunter I find joy in (almost) every shade going (just not the...

9 Need To Know Tips For Visiting Algeria

Why do so few tourists visit Algeria? And should you visit Algeria? The most recent Algerian guidebooks are a decade out of date and few travelbloggers write about travelling to Algeria – yet it...

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