since you all loved the photo of me with my backpack at the metro station, here’s another one of me in Colombia on my last night. I was checking into my hostel and pulled in looking like this! Crazy hair, Kim possible pants on repeat, and bags from every angle.
A casual reminder that travel is not always glamorous and that’s exactly the way I like it! ⠀
Imagine walking through the streets with this, up the stairs, sitting on the metro or even worse, standing up in a busy metro trying not to hit people with your giant bag! ⠀
It’s great though because when you see another person with a ginormous bag, you instantly gravitate towards them and understand your “troubles”. I feel like every time I see a backpacker, I always talk to them! ⠀
Being a Pakistani-American backpacker also starts up a lot of conversation. Many people think I’m Indian and either shout that at me or repeatedly follow me while saying “namaste.” Most people say they’ve never even met a Pakistani person or sometimes, they’ll say “ you can’t be American, you’re Indian/brown!” It’s always fun to politely educate and inform people of the difference, usually it’s never with a malicious intent. I’ll be honest, I don’t see a lot of brown girls backpacking and I honestly would love to see that change!
Just two trailblazing women becoming friends, could this BE anymore inspiring? 👯♀️👑 According to the @guardian, “The teenage climate activist @gretathunberg has met @malala at the University of Oxford where the Nobel Peace Prize winner is a student...Thunberg became a household name after striking from school in Sweden to protest against the climate emergency, while Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban in Pakistan for campaigning for girls to be allowed to go to school. In 2014, Yousafzai became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for advocacy of education. She became a global symbol of the resilience of women in the face of oppression. Thunberg was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2019 and 2020.” 👏🏿👏🏾👏🏽👏🏼👏🏻
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Well, why wouldnt you want a pic of such pretty #henna on the gram?
I did this for Zaids #Aqiqah , too bad it only lasts a few days.
Check out my stories for the time lapse on this one, soo much talent. I must say I do prefer it in the black.
What do you guys think?