#COP24 & #COY14 in Katowice: Part 2. Katowice

    Decor.   Morning in the city of Katowice.    Evening at the Christmas market in the city. Katowice, Poland (November-December 2018). To learn more about my time in the Central European country, click here. Photos by Emilie F. Yaakaar. All Rights Reserved © 2019

#COP24 & #COY14 in Katowice: Part 1. The Icy Shock & Such Sheer Audacity

I have put off writing this blog series for nearly 3 months. I could blame it on writer's block or on my health, but, on this occasion, it would be misleading. Truth be told, I was incredibly busy during January: it was my assessment period at university and I had to meet some urgent deadlines… Continue reading #COP24 & #COY14 in Katowice: Part 1. The Icy Shock & Such Sheer Audacity

Poem: The Art of Liberation / The Liberation of Art

"The pain of the past Carved in our hearts The faces we lost In the midst of the chaos History is the pain We evolved from & unchained Yet, we still wonder Can we survive our future Because, time is fragile Doesn't always heal, is not agile At least togetherness remains Like a bright rose… Continue reading Poem: The Art of Liberation / The Liberation of Art

Bittersweet, Eager & Apprehensive

When I look back to 2018, from beginning to end, I feel conflicted. There is as much good as bad. As much growth as failure. As much happiness as sorrow. I won't lie, I'm not ending the year in the best note, even if it started amazingly (I was having a great time in Senegal!).… Continue reading Bittersweet, Eager & Apprehensive

Year Abroad in Rabat Part 5. Tangier & Tarifa

Tangier, 2018 (including pictures of the Hotel Mamora). Tarifa, 2018. Short Travel Diary: Tangier & Tarifa  My second trip, whilst in Morocco, took place in April, and it was a bit longer than the previous one. I left for Tangier from Rabat by bus, and as soon as I arrived on the afternoon, I checked… Continue reading Year Abroad in Rabat Part 5. Tangier & Tarifa