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Traveling During COVID-19 + Quarantine Measures in Hong Kong

After spending 7 months in Pakistan, I finally returned to Hong Kong on 20 June, 2020 via Emirates (KHI – DXB – HKG). I documented my journey, highlighting COVID testing procedures upon arrival and my 14-day mandatory quarantine experience at a government-run facility in Hong Kong. Watch the full video here: It was a comfortable stay at a well-organised facility. I was assigned to a … Continue reading Traveling During COVID-19 + Quarantine Measures in Hong Kong

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From Karachi, With Love | Part II

— Amidst a Pandemic (Part II: March – May 2020)  By the end of February, countries around the world had become aware of the coronavirus as it had widely affected most parts of Asia, especially China and its neighbouring cities including Hong Kong, Singapore, etc. It hadn’t reached Pakistan at this point, so we were all still going about our daily lives as usual; without … Continue reading From Karachi, With Love | Part II

From Karachi, With Love | Part I

— New Beginnings (Part I: December 2019 – February 2020)  Sometime towards the end of summer 2019, I entertained the idea of moving to Pakistan for 6 months. Little did I think that an unlikely plan would translate into reality. So in November 2019, I quit my full-time job at DFS Group in Hong Kong, packed up my apartment and left. I spent the month … Continue reading From Karachi, With Love | Part I

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Tenerife | Islas Canarias, España

— Take Me Back It is Day 42 of being in a city-wide lockdown in Karachi, Pakistan due to the coronavirus pandemic, and I’m reminiscing about my travels. How is it possible for everything to be so good and then suddenly turned upside down? This holiday to Tenerife was in December 2019, just 4 months ago, with my sister and her two most adorable kids. … Continue reading Tenerife | Islas Canarias, España

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The Land Down Under

— Sydney, Australia Looking back at my trip to Sydney last October, I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit this spectacular country while its beauty remained. It’s truly upsetting to hear about the current bushfires that have ravaged large parts of the continent – where more than 15 million acres of land has been scorched, over 1,000 homes destroyed and half a … Continue reading The Land Down Under

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Seoul-Searching | Korea

— Seoul, South Korea A belated visual diary of my holiday in Seoul this June, a spectacular city with so much positive energy and tons to see, do, eat & enjoy! Would definitely revisit. Dining Significant Sights Gyeongbokgung Palace Local Temple Bukchon Hanok Village Starfield Library Shopping & Street Food 감사합니다, kamsahamnida, thank you Seoul! (Featured image by Saveliy Bobov via Unsplash) Continue reading Seoul-Searching | Korea