Escape to Istanbul (Part 1)

A few weeks ago, a Covid grace period led to the lowest records of new cases and deaths since March, the world breath a premature sigh of relief, and I made my move. It was time to escape the confines of my dreary lockdown existence and visit a friend in Istanbul. At the time it felt like… Continue reading

Russian ‘Stolovaya’

Just before lockdown effectively decimated global travel, Russia had decided to make it easier for visitors to travel to St Petersburg, by giving tourists easy access visas to people looking for a short-term holiday in the Leningrad Region. The decision will eventually expose new people to a style of hospitality that only exists in Russia.… Continue reading

School girls or Brides?

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the world as we know it. Mandatory masks and offices closing down, however, in Somalia, the pandemic has affected another aspect that many would never even think of. The sexual intercourse related crimes bill has been recently drafted which would allow young girls to be married once they are ‘sexually… Continue reading

Justice for who? Jacob Blake

As tension in the US continues between police authorities and the Black Lives Matter protests, the latest tragedy sparks major unrest in the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin. On the 23rd of August, police shot an unarmed man, Jacob Blake, 7 times resulting in paralyzation from the waist down. Alongside this, Blake has suffered major injuries to his… Continue reading

Gordon Ramsay is on TikTok!

TikTok has become a new obsession for many during this pandemic, including Michelin-star chef Gordon Ramsay. He is known for Kitchen Nightmares, Hell's Kitchen and Hotel Hell, where he uses his cooking expertise to judge other's cooking abilities. TikTok has become another platform for him to showcase his iconic TV persona- the rude, swearing and… Continue reading

Fraud for Tea at The Ritz?

Afternoon tea at The Ritz London is a luxury British experience where customers indulge in a fine selection of biscuits, sandwiches and tea. Customers who have booked reservations have become victims of scamming as fraudsters pose as hotel staff to steal payment details.  Information on how they find the booking information is unknown. These fraudsters… Continue reading