SWEA Idols, Travel

If a minion can make it to Mt. Kilimanjaro, why not you?

Not many people were sure if little miss delicate could make it to the tallest mount of Africa, including myself. Early last year, I lost my job with an amazing position, was surviving on savings and was facing unending stressful situations. However, there was a voice in me that made me feel strong and realize that my life was larger and braver than my problems. I was determined to do what I feared the most and to overcome my anxieties. I was ready to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. My fears paved a way for a will power that made me jog for 15 kilometers a day,  ascend and descend tall buildings 20 times at a stretch and get fond of eating healthy food!

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education, Lifestyle, Travel

GYLS 2016: A life changing experience

By Sohini Bhatia

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” – Anthony J. Robbins

Hundreds of people my age filtering in through the same path I had to walk. This is nerve wrecking I told myself. I had a black pit in my stomach telling me to turn around and run as fast as I could, before I made a fool out of myself. Little did I know that I’d be extremely reluctant to leave this very atmosphere in just a few four days.

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Food, Lifestyle, Travel

This Tanzanian student presented a local Swahili dish, and wow-ed her friends!

Sakina Mukarram Amijee, is a special member of the Facebook group, Super Women of East Africa. She is the brilliant artist behind our super-cool website and Facebook group cover!

Little did we know, apart from her artistic talents, she can quite cook up a storm, when at it!

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Travel

Visit the Majestic Lands of Tarangire National Park!

Looking for a quiet safari experience, that is off the beaten track and gives you a better chance to animal viewing, unlike the always-crowded national parks like Serengeti and Ngorongoro? We suggest you consider visiting the Tarangire National Park for a vacation! No more thinking over the idea, July to October makes the best time to visit the national park, so get ready with your cameras, binoculars, wide brimmed hats and safari shorts for an adventure like never before, karibu Tarangire!

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Travel

Travel: Karbala Diary

By Sakina S. Dossaji

May, 2016 It was my first time.

Donned on long sleeves and covered every bit of hair with a head scarf and a chaadar, my heart was filled with joy, each footstep bringing me closer to the shrine of Imam Hussein A.S.

Crowds of people walked towards the same. Passing through all check-ups we finally entered. The sight totally held me captivated. It was majestic in its glory. Groups of people lamented, prayed namaz, recited Quran, preached, did tasbeeh. Labayk ya Hussein!

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