Food: A Crash Course in Culture for Travelers

My advice to anyone wanting to learn more about a culture through travel is simple: eat. My inner gym fiend hates me for saying this but we all know I only workout to binge on calories the size of Kanye’s ego.   Traveling on a budget has oftentimes caused me to suppress food as last…

Zahra Travels Brazil: Video is Here!!

In honor of it being exactly one year since my flight to Brazil, I put my Snapchat videos together which to no extent come close to the best two months of my life. Thank you to AIESEC Franca, my adorable students, my international rainbow of friends and travelers who made it truly an incredible experience.

Breaking Up with Brazil and FALLing in Love All Over Again

Out of all the stupid things fairytales have taught us, the one that stuck with me was the idea of having only one true love in your entire existence- a single soulmate, or in Zeus’s words: your other half. Well, I’d like to call a big o’ fucking bullshit. As much as I hate to…

Let’s Substitute ‘Goodbye’ for ‘See You Later’, please

I’m always tempted to answer “I’m awful at goodbyes” in job interviews when they ask about my biggest weakness. I get all mushy and I feel like there is a rock on my chest and I struggle with expressing how grateful I am to meet the person. If I could, I’d prefer to walk away…

“See You Later”: A Short Love Story

I want to tell you a story. If you don’t want to believe it, don’t, but as much as it pains me to write it, it awes me every time to have this beautiful person happen to me. I felt like I was in a movie or maybe it was a cruel prank by faith….

A weekend with cows, dinosaurs, and a whole lotta love

This weekend, I visited the city of Uberaba, it is in the state of Minis Geris and just a little bigger than Franca. Traveling there came as a surprise to some of my friends because it’s not a place many people visit unless one has family there. Lucky for me, I had a really good…

Dating the World, One Small City at a Time

You live your life, 20, 30, 50, 90 years, sometimes only in one city, and you still don’t go on top of that famous mountain or eat at the corner restaurant all the tourists chatter about. It’s a 20-minute walk from your apartment, but you think, what’s the point? I can go there anytime, this…