Life of a bookworm

Friday, 23 November 2018

From a young age, I've always been a bookworm. I feel as though it gave me such a large imagination and empower me to do anything I put my mind to, which I feel is very important for any kid growing up. You want them to expand their knowledge on the world we live in and create their own world out of it.

I definitely think my hobby of collecting books is a trait I got from my dad, who is an avid book collector. His taste ranges from motivational books, football, travel, and classic novels. He always encouraged us to read more and for that, I am forever grateful to him.

Between me and him, we could open up our own store! ( A mini Waterstones )

The best feeling in the world is finishing a book and heading down to the local bookshop and seeing what the best seller is or looking for a particular book in either the fiction, art or poetry section.

With that in mind, I am going to share with you my top books for Poetry lovers, Artists Fashionistas, Activists who want to change the world, as well as uplifting book to help those who need some motivation.

So keep your eyes out for my book recommendations and if you have any I should read or take a closer look at, please let me know. I am trying to expand my library !!

Posted By Urbanista ( Azza Gasim)
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Rainbow Traveller

Monday, 12 November 2018

Take full advantage of the world we live in and travel to new places and become a Rainbow Traveller. You will get a better understanding on how we are all the same, we just have different environments, religious beliefs, cultures, which makes us unique. It opens our minds and to discover a new persective that we can use everyday of our lives.

For instance, I was given a chance to travel with my dad to Cape Town, SA for 2 weeks, as part of my last annual leave break from work before the busiest season of the year in retail arrives.
It has been a while since I have last travelled and I was excited to explore the southern part of africa. My only issue was the fact that getting there included a 3 hour car journey from Birmingham to Plymouth,  then a 7 hour plane journey from Birmingham to Dubai and then lastly another plane journey from Dubai to Cape Town.

I never understood why it was called the Rainbow Nation, until I visited it and saw such amazing scenrary; such as Table Mountain, Bo Kaap, Roben Island, Aquilla Safari and the Cape of Good Hope and met so many friendly people, who come from different tribes, cultures and religion that finally came together after the Aparteid period that ended in 1994.

This is definatly one place I would love to come and visit again and I highly recommend visiting it.

Anyways, I could go on and on about how amazing it was, but I would rather let the images I took for this lookbook to speak for itself.

Posted By Urbanista ( Azza Gasim)
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