Islamabad Marriott Hotel Review 10 Restaurant Hacks For Cheapskates Like Me 5 Reasons Why I Will Never Visit Murree Again

5 Apps That Make My Life Infinitely Better

No I don’t mean apps that pay bills or call tailors. I have 51 apps on my phone. Apps that I downloaded by free will and apps that for the most part I don’t use to their full potential. But then there are some that my life depends on (almost dangerously). Five of those apps I share in this post that you probably don’t have already and you should! MYZONE/FITBIT Not exactly apps, okay sorry, you need to spend some money before you can use these. But they are worth the investment for a regular newborn adult like all of…

Islamabad Marriott Hotel Review

Well hello everybody! I am back with a review of Islamabad Marriott Hotel – the most expensive hotel in Islamabad, according to the locals. If you read my post on the disastrous holiday, you’d know how I ended up at Marriott which was the best thing that happened in the two weeks. Marriott is a 5-star hotel overlooking the beautiful Margalla Hills in Islamabad. Looked like it catered mostly to diplomats and rich Pakistani tourists. It was well beyond my expectations from a Pakistani hotel in terms of standard and quality but we did notice a few misses, which added that…

10 Restaurant Hacks For Cheapskates Like Me

Are you someone who enjoys eating out? Are you also a cheapskate? If the answer to both the questions is a yes, then you are reading the right post. Today while enjoying a AED 190 dinner for two at Eataly, I mentally jotted some of the things I learned during my three years of eating out with my own money. Carry your own water This is possibly the best trick I’ve learned! Water is sometimes 800-1000% more expensive at restaurants and one small bottle is never enough. So, my family and I started carrying our own bottles of water recently…

5 Reasons Why I Will Never Visit Murree Again

I’ve seen places okay. And I’ve seen some considerably dirty places. But nothing beats the horror that is Murree. As you probably know, coming to Murree was never part of our plan. We were forced to visit this “popular” destination before we went on to bigger adventures in the north (which never happened). But going to Murree was an adventure in itself…for all the wrong reasons. Most of the Pakistanis I know have already visited Murree so this post may not be that useful for them. But I think everyone who hasn’t been there deserves to have a day or…

How My “Adventurous Holiday” to Pakistan Failed

My apologies lovely readers I’ve been very quiet. I’ve been busy having a disastrous holiday and then recovering from the shock of it. This post is a long rant to anyone who wants to read about how my adventurous holiday turned into a series of epic fails. Day 1 First time in 25 years, my flight was overbooked. The officials kept us hanging until 10 minutes before the final boarding call to get us 5 separate seats on the plane. Landed in Islamabad and drove to Rawalpindi to meet with an uncle who invited us and promised to arrange an…

How I Packed For My Adventure Holiday

So, I am traveling tonight!! 🙂 I haven’t been this nervous and excited about anything else this year! This is my first trip of 2017 (better late than never) and I want to do it right on my blog. After a lot of contemplation, I decided to start by exploring my own country (yay no visa) so my first destination is indeed Northern Pakistan! This post talks about how I packed for this supposedly adventurous holiday. I am no expert but I have learned a few easy tricks from the Internet and my personal experiences that I want to share…

A Half Check-In On My New Year’s Resolutions

Today marks the half of the half of this year. I think this calls for a check on how we are doing. So please allow me to proudly present an update on my resolutions and how much I’ve already checked off the list (didn’t I share my New Year’s Resolutions post just yesterday?)! Read 20 books Would you believe if I said I’ve already read 15 books? Last year I read 15 books in total. I still haven’t discovered my genre, which is frustrating sometimes, but I’m enjoying reading everything in the process. Also, do we realize reading 15 books in…

A Review of My Canyoning Weekend at Wadi Showka

With May comes a severe lack of outdoor activities in Dubai. But did you know that activities like canyoning or gorge-walking are not only available in the UAE but also quite popular? Last weekend we booked Adventurati Outdoor’s last canyoning trip for the season and may I just ask this; why don’t people do it more often? I have been wanting to travel since January but just didn’t have the opportunity (read: money) to do so. When Adventurati Outdoor’s Facebook ad popped up on my news feed and my company was encouraging, I decided to go. Bear in mind temperatures in…

My 7 Easy Goals For A Fulfilling Ramadan

You may have figured out by now that I’m a lists-operated robot. My life is basically a to-do list and I enjoy checking things off it very much. Ramadan is a key occasion for Muslims and everyone living in the UAE. We have shorter working hours, which means a lot of time at hand that most of you like to spend chilling (read: wasting). What I think though is that you whether you’re Muslim or not, this is a terrific opportunity for you to get back on track (remember New Year’s resolutions?). Being the overly organized person that I am, I also…

My Summer 2017’s Possible Travel Destinations List

So, in line with my New Year’s Resolutions, I’m planning my summer vacation for this year and need some help deciding my first destination. There are 3 places on my travel destinations list and I’m going to list down the pros and cons for each to make it easier for all of us to decide (it has to be one of the three). United States The US is a massive country with almost everything that a human being needs to see on a vacation. My friends in the US have been inviting me to visit since for ever (having friends in a…

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