Baku, the Windy Capital of Azerbaijan πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ώ

24 hours in Baku In August 2019, I flew to Moscow via Baku, Azerbaijan with Azerbaijan Airlines. I had a layover in Baku for 24 hours and that gave me an opportunity to catch a glimpse of a new city and a new country that I’ve never been to before. Baku has a famous nickname, which is, the windy city. Those who have been reading … Continue reading Baku, the Windy Capital of Azerbaijan πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ώ

The Trans-Siberian Railway: A Trip of a Lifetime! πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί

It’s a trip of a lifetime The Trans-Siberian train trip is a journey I dreamed of for so many years. After months of careful planning, I was finally able to make this dream come true. In September 2018, I started this epic train trip from Moscow all the way to Irkutsk in the Middle of Siberia. During this trip, I made stops in Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, … Continue reading The Trans-Siberian Railway: A Trip of a Lifetime! πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί

Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine; an underrated European city!! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦

About Kyiv Before you start reading this blog, let me clarify something, after an extensive research, looks like Ukrainian government and most of Ukrainian people prefer to spell the name of their city as “Kyiv” instead of “Kiev”. I personally know that Kiev is the commonly accepted English language spelling of it and I’ve been using “Kiev” spelling for all of my life but I … Continue reading Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine; an underrated European city!! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦

Brest, the Home City to a Hero Fortress in Belarus πŸ‡§πŸ‡Ύ

Brest is a home of a Hero Fortress Hero City is a Soviet honorary title awarded for outstanding heroism during the 2nd World War II. It was awarded to twelve cities of the Soviet Union. In addition, the Brest Fortress was awarded an equivalent title of Hero Fortress. This symbolic distinction for a city corresponds to the individual distinction Hero of the Soviet Union. Brest … Continue reading Brest, the Home City to a Hero Fortress in Belarus πŸ‡§πŸ‡Ύ

Gdansk, a Polish Jewel on the Baltics! πŸ‡΅πŸ‡±

About Gdansk I visited Gdansk end of February, 2020 and spent 3 days there. In this blog, I will share with you my impressions about the city. Gdansk is a charming city on the Baltic sea located in Northern Poland. It is the 4th largest city in Poland and definitely one of the most magical and most charming cities not only in Poland but also … Continue reading Gdansk, a Polish Jewel on the Baltics! πŸ‡΅πŸ‡±

Minsk, the Capital of the Mysterious Country of Belarus πŸ‡§πŸ‡Ύ

About Belarus Belarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe; boarded by Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. Minsk is the capital and most populous city. 40% of Belarus’ area is forest. Belarus declared its Independence in 1991 after the Soviet Union was dissolved. Prior to that, Belarus was part of the Soviet Union and was known as Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic. During WWII, Belarus … Continue reading Minsk, the Capital of the Mysterious Country of Belarus πŸ‡§πŸ‡Ύ

St. Petersburg in the Winter; A Beautiful Fairy tale! πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί

Why did I decide to visit SPb in the winter? This short blog is about my winter trip to St. Petersburg in February 2018 where I spent 4 days there. Prior to this trip, I visited St. Petersburg in September 2017 for the first time and I instantly fell in love with the city; I got addicted to it so I decided to visit it … Continue reading St. Petersburg in the Winter; A Beautiful Fairy tale! πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί

Tunisia..The Land of Harissa, Olive oil, and Freedom! πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡³

The flight I flew with TunisAir from Casablanca to Tunis and the total duration of the flight was a bit less than 3 hours. It was on time, boarding went relatively smooth, and flight was generally comfortable. However, the plane was a bit old, food was inedible, no in-flight entertainment, and seats were in a bad shape. I didn’t have high expectations about the flight … Continue reading Tunisia..The Land of Harissa, Olive oil, and Freedom! πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡³

Morocco, What a Colorful Country! πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦

I’ve been dreaming about visiting Morocco for years… I always wanted to visit Morocco; the idea of visiting a country that is vibrant, exotic, beautiful, warm, hospitable truly fascinated me. I even shared my wish with many people so Morocco was always under my radar until the opportunity arrived in January 2020 and finally, the dream became true. However, I had a very short time … Continue reading Morocco, What a Colorful Country! πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦

Traveling to Germany and Poland soon…

Germany & Poland trip I will spend a few days in Germany and Poland end of February so will be visiting Frankfurt, Berlin, Gdansk, and Warsaw. I visited Germany numerous times before but it’s been ages since the last time I visited Berlin, probably more than 8 or 9 years ago. About Poland, I’ve never been to Gdansk and Warsaw before so I’m very excited … Continue reading Traveling to Germany and Poland soon…