Come travel with me: Bloggers edition


By Aliya Zuberi

KARACHI: Between the pandemic that raged on for two years and the current economic situation that has left everyone struggling, traveling is just not on the books for many people. But that’s where the beauty of social media steps in! While we plan and save to jet off to our dream destinations, we can live vicariously through some of these Pakistani Instagram bloggers and their travel stories!

Waliya Najib and Faizan Sameer

There is a long list of reasons why we all love Waliya Najib and Faizan Sameer. The Instagram couple have content that is wholesome to say the least while their more recent stories were something out of a travel catalogue!

 
 
 
 
 
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The couple recently documented their trip to Europe where they visited some of the most beautiful places including Paris, Santorini and Barcelona. From visiting some of the more touristy spots to finding hidden gems in the countries they visited, watching their stories made their audience feel like they were there with them every step along the way!

 
 
 
 
 
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And when Waliya isn’t traveling with her husband, she’s taking girl trips! She recently took a trip to Turkey with her mother and sisters and their daughters and the pictures were adorable!

 
 
 
 
 
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Bilal Hassan

Also known as mystapaki on Instagram, Bilal Hassan’s travel stories aren’t your usual run-of-the-mill ones. Unlike most Instagram bloggers, he travels to countries that aren’t necessarily considered touristy. He’ll travel on a budget and will show you the real side of the countries he visits!

Imagine visiting Serbia at a time when Russia and Ukraine are at war. Bilal did just that and gave his followers an insight on what people were feeling and how they view their own problematic history as well.

 
 
 
 
 
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Before he visited Serbia, Bilal also visited Nepal. He gave us all an insight into the religious practices, the local food and culture and all that there is to do in the country! So, if you ever want to go on an actual travel adventure, Bilal Hassan is definitely someone to take tips from!

 
 
 
 
 
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Fatima Hasan

More famously known for her coffee stories and for sparking the Bhutta vs Challee debate, Fatima Hasan and her travel stories are worth watching!

 
 
 
 
 
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The model and her husband Azam recently took a trip to Mexico and made their fans add the country to the list of places they want to visit. She documented the beautiful resorts they visited, the interesting culture and history, the street food and local shopping. All in all, Fatima and Azam made us an entire travel plan for our future visit!

 
 
 
 
 
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The couple are also currently in New York for the second spell of their trip and making us all crave a visit to the glorious NYC!

Aqsa Fawad

Aqsa Fawad, who goes by her handle gottablogger, makes travel look even more appealing than we could have thought possible. The blogger knows how to travel in style!

 
 
 
 
 
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Aqsa recently visited Turkey with her family and there was so much to unpack in her travel stories, we wouldn’t know where to start! From documenting some of the most gorgeous views to serving some serious style inspirations (mostly local Pakistani brands!) and to walking us through local cuisine, her stories were one to keep an eye out for!

 
 
 
 
 
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