Faruk Miah MBE
Faruk Miah MBE
Hi, my name is Faruk. I am from London (UK) and welcome to my TravelBlog.
I love to travel and this seems a great way to keep in touch with your friends/family and share your thoughts and photos of your trips. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to upload all my pics but I will do when I get a moment...
In terms of travelling, my dream is to travel all the corners of the globe. The world is a huge place but it feels as if it's getting smaller and smaller in many ways. Travelling definitely broadens your mind and experiencing new cultures, people, languages, food gives me great pleasure :o)
My family background is from Bangladesh. Up until I was 16 years of age, we had done a number of family trips but they were all to Bangladesh. My very first trip abroad on my own was to West Germany when I was 16. I had some relatives living in Stuttgart where I spent 2 weeks.
I have since been to a number of places in France (Paris, Strasbourg, Antibes, Cannes, Nice, Monaco), Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Majorca, Ibiza), Italy (Rome, Milan, Venice, Lake Garda, Bergamo, Bologna, Florence, Rimini), Netherlands (Amsterdam, Rotterdam), Belgium (Brussels, Brugge), Luxembourg, Germany (Berlin, Frankfurt, Stuttgart), Cyprus (Paphos, Aya Napa, Larnaka, Limmassol), India (New Delhi, Mumbai, Agra, Jaipur, Goa, Kolkata, Ahmedabad), Pakistan (Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi), Bangladesh (Dhaka, Chittagong, Cox Bazar, Khulna, Sylhet), Saudi Arabia (Jeddah, Makkah, Medina), Czech Republic (Prague), Abu Dhabi and Dubai (UAE), Turkey (Istanbul, Antalya) USA (Los Angeles and Las Vegas), Morocco (Marrakesh) and most recently Thailand, Hong Kong and Macau.
As well as travelling for leisure/pleasure I have also been fortunate to travel to South Asia and Middle East on business to recruit International students to study at Leeds City College. The business trips are never ideal for sight seeing or relaxing but I have had some amazing trips.
I feel very fortunate and blessed in many ways and hope that I can continue my travel adventures for many years to come. I am fascinated by history therefore I have thoroughly enjoyed my visits to the lands of the Roman, Mogul and Ottoman Empires in recent years.
I have fulfilled one of my long term ambitions of going to the USA. I can't believe I drove from LA to Vegas...what an amazing drive. Hope to visit the East Coast of Boston, New York and Washington DC sometime in next couple of years.
My big dream is to do Australasia sometime soon but next on my plans in Mexico in early 2014....Hope you enjoy reading my blog!!!!
Updated October 2013