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Aga Khan Museum

After 4 years of talking, somewhat planning, driving by it, my mom and I finally went to Aga Khan Museum as part of her birthday weekend activities. This 4-year-old museum is a modern marvel to be experienced; with beautiful architecture and outdoor grounds, filled with the hope of opening a window in to the unfamiliar world of Muslim civilizations.   As an Iranian, it’s always fantastic to walk thru a museum and read the description of an exhibit only to find out that the item was made in Iran and has inspired generations of people across not only the Muslim world (Which was huge!) but all across the world for centuries. If you don’t believe me check out some of the ancient books on display by Avicenna. His “The Book of Healing” was used in universities to train doctor’s for centuries. We’re talking about 6 or 7 centuries! Check out this map that shows how far spread the Muslim world was to both east and west throughout the centuries. I digress, the Museum has a great in-house …

5 days of peace in TRS Yucatan

Been a couple of weeks since I got back from much needed few days off and away at the newly renovated TRS Yucatan Hotel in Mayan Riviera. The resort is part of a bigger complex ran by Grand Palladium. Beautiful rooms, great service, food was great and the pool area was peaceful and kid free! The resort smells and looks great and is constantly being cleaned and maintained. As you walk in to the lobby you are whisked away by friendly receptionists to get checked in and quickly shuttled off to the room to start your vacation. The rooms are absolutely beautiful and modern looking with all sorts of amenities including a smart system controlled from your TV. I think this was one of the only few times I stayed at a hotel/resort that the pictures of the rooms online actually matched what I got in real life. One of many perks at the resort is access to your very own personal butler to deal with every little need from booking dinner reservations to finding …

Under the Tuscan Sun in Siena

For the past 12 years, I have been day dreaming and talking about one of my most favourite life experiences. The experience that probably planted a travel bug in me and made me tell every single university student to do the same. 12 years ago I decided to join a student exchange program and study Tuscan architecture in Siena, Italy. I had the most amazing time and met the most awesome friends because of that decision. Fast forward 12 years…… I’M BACK!!! For 2 days, but I’m back!