Cherry Crossing Frankfurt

Travelogue: Streets of Frankfurt

29th November 2014 Shaheen Rajan 1

Having lived most of my life in Pakistan, with some odd escapades to Canada and Far East, and post marital life in UAE, winter and maple leaves are rather new to me. And that is exactly what Frankfurt is all about – Victorian architecture and golden streets, with biting chill […]

Fashionista’s Guide to Egypt

22nd August 2014 Shaheen Rajan 0

In recent years, Egypt has positioned itself as one of the cultural hubs in our part of the world. Known for ethnic fashion and old-school shopping sprees, this land is full of hidden gems if you know how and where to look. Since my travel bone is tickling, I am […]

I wanted the traffic to be like this - If Only!! A Day in Sharjah - Cherry Cross


28th June 2014 Shaheen Rajan 0

Sharjah’s Skyline at Sunset – BeautifulDon’t ask me ‘WHY SHARJAH?!?’ It was just one of the things you do out of boredom and loneliness. N was out of town and to avoid being a couch potato, I decided to tag along Farah on her expedition to Sharjah.FROM DUBAI TO SHARJAHWe had […]

KISH SERIES: Where to Stay in Kish Islands

29th January 2014 Shaheen Rajan 0

If you are going for visa change, you are allotted a hotel by the airline. When N and I arrived, a bus transported us to the airport, which is adequately small, and women are immediately ushered to adorn Abayas and head scarves. It is important to remember that you are […]


21st January 2014 Shaheen Rajan 0

 Planning the Trip:  You should know that there are travel warnings all over the internet about traveling to Kish. And not for the life of me do I understand why (some say its because of their turbulent relationship with the USA). So, my tech-savvy cherries, booking a flight online is […]


21st January 2014 Shaheen Rajan 0

As I have started working, I needed to change my sponsor and therefore needed to exit UAE. Bearing a Pakistani passport, I could only travel to either my home country or Kish Island, Iran.   I had no idea there was a place called Kish. And the admin guy at […]


20th January 2014 Shaheen Rajan 0

I have never done a proper travelogue before, so this will be my first. I will be doing a KISH ISLAND SERIES for Cherry Cross. It will comprise 8 dedicated blog posts about my experience and all that I learnt, along with some pictures thrown in for your pleasure. Here’s […]

4 Essentials to be the Best Hotel

17th April 2012 Shaheen Rajan 0

This is particularly in relevance to hotels, restaurants and cafes. According to a research and survey conducted recently, following are the four essentials that make your business number 1 for customers. 1.            FREE BREAK FAST 2.            FREE APPETIZER 3.            FREE BOTTLED WATER 4.            FREE INTERNET Breakfast is only relevant to […]