Nigeria: Almajiris Up North

Nigeria: Almajiris Up North

A traveler to northern Nigeria unavoidably notices them. They live an incredibly exceptional life and survive in the crudest and most unusual manner. Pervading almost every street, they tread smooth roads and coarse terrains scavenging for eatables with which to quench their famished tummy. Their clothes, rather rags, barely cover their sagging, rash-pervaded bodies. With … Continued

India: Within Agra Awe

Something I’m in Awe of. That’s a difficult one. Like many travellers, I have seen many beautiful and incredible things. And the reason I’ve chose this particular experience, was because by this time of my travels in Asia, they were coming to an end. I had seen so many things, and to be in awe, … Continued

English Corner: Shenzhen’s Undiscovered Gem

A Place That Inspires Awe: English Corner: Shenzhen’s Undiscovered Gem by Armand Diab If you’re a foreigner in Shenzhen, China, you’re probably not as unique as you think you are. I mean, sure, Westerners in certain parts of China stick out like a sore thumb, and are often victims of being stared at by the curious … Continued

My Karmic Connection with Cambodia

Cambodia has been on my mind for the last six months, pretty much all the time, but it’s hard to say why. This interest-turned-passion developed within a few hours and has stayed on since. It started with a book called “Survival in the Killing Fields”, written by a Khmer Rouge Survivor, Dr Haing Ngor. Dr … Continued

Indiana: It Is Here

Suddenly I am there. My end destination lies less than a mile ahead, but this is the piece that will take me there, the piece that has gotten me this far. Without anxiety I move forward. Each movement welling a memory within me. Each passed feature cherished as an old friend. It is here that … Continued

What The Kumbha Mela Taught Me

Curiosity, with certain scepticism, made me say yes, when asked if I would like to come along to the Kumbha Mela, the largest religious congregation of people in the world. Curious because over the years, I have seen innumerable photographs that have captured the Mela and wanted to see for myself its appeal. To see … Continued

Nigeria, My Country: What it means to me

I would like to explain some of the above words in a clear and concise manner. Gratitude; according to the Seventh Edition of the Oxford Learners Dictionary, it simply connotes with the feeling of being grateful and wanting to express your thanks. Inspire; it means giving somebody the desire, confidence or enthusiasm to do something … Continued

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