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Exploring Bodrum

During our recent trip to Turkey with Turkish Airlines, one of the places we traveled to was Bodrum. It was my first time in Bodrum and it exceeded my expectations. I always thought of it as very touristy and commercial. I enjoyed every single moment in Bodrum and I wish we had stayed longer. It’s so beautiful, there’s a lot to do & see, the food is amazing and the people were super friendly. The coastline of Bodrum is stunning, we were there during low season so luckily it wasn’t too crowded.

Najla Kaddour in Sunny Amsterdam

Quick trip to my beloved Amsterdam

Amsterdam is incredibly beautiful when it’s sunny. I was lucky enough to be there just in time for Cherry Blossom season. Having lived in Amsterdam almost all my life, I never realized that the city has so many cherry blossom trees. I only realized this now after not living there anymore. Having said that, it was much colder than I expected/wished. What did I get up to during this short trip? Shopping, cycling around the city, eating good food and catching up with friends and family.

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Amazing first day in Turkey with Turkish Airlines

During my first day in Turkey I’ve been blown away! I was invited by Turkish Airlines to visit Turkey and explore some of the most beautiful places here. Ryadh has also joined me on this trip which makes it even more exciting! It’s not my first time in Turkey however, it is my first time in the Province Muğla. Words can’t even describe how incredibly beautiful this part of Turkey is, I’m blown away! I took SO many pictures during this trip, more than any other trip I’ve ever been to. There was just so much beauty everywhere and I felt like I had to capture it all.

Tumblr Thursday: Summer feelings

It’s officially Summer which means that it’s going to be SUPER hot in the UAE. It has its good and bad sides, the good side is that it’s beach season again and the downside of it is that it can get really hot which is unbearable here. I’m currently planning my summer vacation and I got a bit inspired on Tumblr by all the beachy and summer posts so I’m sharing some of my favorite photos here. Like always, you’ll find these images individually on my Tumblr page!

Recap of my birthday week

Last Tuesday (28th of March) it was my birthday, whoop whoop! I kind of spread out my birthday celebrations over the entire week because Ryadh and I both had some work responsibilities so we couldn’t really celebrate on the day itself – however, I did enjoy all the other days. we did a bunch of different things, the weekend prior to my birthday we went for a quick getaway to Abu Dhabi and the weekend after my birthday, Ryadh surprised me with a helicopter tour over Dubai and it was AWESOME!!

Photo Diary: Phuket, Thailand

I really love Thailand, I could visit it every year without ever getting bored of it. It’s so beautiful, the food is amazing and people are genuinely so nice. Last week, Ryadh and I went to Phuket for a Muay Thai trainings camp. I’ve been doing Muay Thai (Thai boxing) for about 5 years now and it’s one of my passions but I’ve never really trained properly in Thailand so we thought, it’s about time we do. Thai boxing is a very intense work out itself but training outdoors in the heat and with the humidity was suicidal!

How to go camping while high maintenence

Just the thought of it really scared me when Ryadh proposed the idea of going camping. Where am I suppose to shower in the morning and how am I going to use my body scrub? How am I going to use the toilet when I suddenly have to pee at night? And how am I going to do my bedtime skincare routine with limited water? All of these questions kept me from going for a long time until one day I thought; screw it, I’m just going to do it because its a once in a lifetime experience. Turns out, I LOVE camping now!

My #1 beauty must have on a warm destination

As a make-up junkie and beauty lover, I still remember until this day the first beauty products I’ve ever used. My first lip balm I have ever used was by Labello and as I got a little older, my mom would allow me to use their colorful lip balms and so I did. I remember my go-to colorful lip balms were the Cherry flavor and Pearly pink lip balms by Labello and I felt so grown and feminine whenever I was wearing those. This season Labello has released 6 new limited edition lip balms with a neon packaging and I was really excited to try them out. The cute packaging actually glows in the dark however, it’s still invisible on the lips (even in the dark).

Photo Diary: Camping on the Omani mountains

I recently went camping with Ryadh (hubby) & Ilyas (my brother) and we went to Jebel Akhdar in Oman. I’ve been camping before in the desert but this was the first time that I went camping a bit further away from home so that was exciting but also a bit scary at the same time. I didn’t really know what to expect up in the mountains, it can get pretty cold at night but I wasn’t expecting the weather to drop almost 20 degrees lower than sea level. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from this trip is to pack thicker and more blankets because we were FREE-ZING!