A Dip of the Toe into DUBAI — a much-needed wake-up call.

The Nudge on the Shoulder My phone screen lit up in the dimmed-down cabin of the 12-hour flight departing from JFK to Dubai International Airport. We were about 5 hours in and I had slept pretty much the entire way. An email notification? Right now? I was irritated and drained — I had spent theContinue reading “A Dip of the Toe into DUBAI — a much-needed wake-up call.”

A Quick Tour of Dubai

During one of my longer layovers in Dubai, which was around 13 hours long, I was able to do a quick tour of the city. I had initially planned a week-long trip to Dubai that month but it hadn’t worked out for various reasons so I decided to postpone the trip. However, thanks to EmiratesContinue reading “A Quick Tour of Dubai”

Uganda National Mosque

The Uganda National Mosque is the largest mosque in East Africa, located at Kampala Hill in the Old Kampala region of Kampala, Uganda. Construction of the mosque began in 2001 and was completed by 2006 before opening to the public in 2007. The construction of the marvelous mosque was funded by Colonel Muammar Gaddafi ofContinue reading “Uganda National Mosque”


“Painful transformations lead to beautiful destinations” – Vex King I think this post is so significant to me on so many levels, and that is exactly why I thought to share it as the first one on my journey of reflection. I wanted to have the “Reflective Piece of Mind” be a part of IDAMARISContinue reading “Twenty-Eighteen”