traveling the world & enjoying my life Abrar Alghassab interview with NY


Abrar Alghassab

Kuwaiti writer, blogger, and traveler, with a passion for traveling to distant countries. I’m also, well known for my travel diaries, depicting amazing locations around the world. An associate member of the Kuwaiti Literary Association, and the author of ‘Diaries of Bent Batotta’ in 2010, and ‘Aflatonia’ in 2012. I also won the first prize for the short story ‘Kabul’ in 2013.

how did you start your career?
As a traveler, I used to travel with my family since I was a child. I also lived abroad for years in many countries. As a writer I started to write since I was 15 years-old. Then I started my blog in 2009, and published my first book in 2010.
what do you enjoy the most/least about what u do?
Traveling & writing are connected in a way that makes my life more passionate and fun. Travel is a gateway to a world full of difference, beauty and adventure. It makes me a narrator of many stories and tales that are definitely worth writing about. For me, travel is an inspiration to write.

what is ur biggest fear?

Well, nothing! At some point, a person becomes more mature with the situations, experiences and feelings he has lived through in his life, which made him, with the passage of time, more understanding of life to reach a stage that does not make him fear anything.
what motivates you to work hard?
Self love is the most motivating factor to keep me up.
what is ur biggest complaint about what you do?
Responsibilities! I had to postponed my plans sometimes because of that.
what is ur proudest accomplishment?
In every stage of my life and progress, and in achieving every goal I feel proud of myself. And that will never end, I will be always proud as long as I’m chasing my dreams.
what makes u laugh the most?
A good comedy movie, play, joke, episode and anyone who has a sense of humor.
how long did it take you to get to where u are today?
Too long!

are you satisfied with ur accomplishments?

Yes. And I’m looking for more and more!
if you had the chance to start over what would you change?
Nothing! Even my mistakes! I learned from everything and every person and situation in my life & I’m always grateful.
would you consider urself successful?
have you ever had a nickname? if so, what is it?
do u like or dislike surprises? why or why not.
Happy surprises of course!
if money was not important, what would u do all day?
Then I will invent “the importance of money” because basically it is the key to do everything in our lives.
how would others describe you?
Let’s ask them 🙂 honestly I don’t know, it depends on their feelings of me. People who love me will describe me in a nice way I think and those who dislike/ hate me will have an opposite opinions.
what is the best and worst gift you have received?
Best gift ever was a trip to London for my birthday. I don’t think I received a worst gift ever.
aside from necessities, what is one thing you cannot go one day without?
My phone.

how many pairs of shoes do you own?

Didn’t count it.
have you ever had a secret admirer?
I don’t know! If I do then it’s still secret 🙂
what’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
Skydiving in Dubai
what was the last book you read?
“The Girl that didn’t like her name” by Elif Shafak
are you a tidy or a messy person?
what’s ur favorite fast food chain?


what’s ur favorite family recipe?

what’s ur favorite family tradition?
what’s ur favorite childhood memory?
That I spent in Cairo.
what’s ur favorite movie?
“You’ve got mail”
is ur glass half full or half empty?
Well I’ll drink it anyway wether it’s full or empty:)
what’s the craziest thing you’ve done in the name of love?
Falling in love is the craziest pleasure I think.
what was ur favorite subject in school?
do you collect anything?
Yes. I love collecting hotels key cards.
are you an introvert or an extrovert?
Since I have public social media accounts I am an extrovert.
is there anything you wish would come back into fashion?
Nothing specific in my mind right now.

what is your moto in life?

Life goes on. Move on, enjoy every single moment and be happy.
if you had a warning label what would urs say?
Avoid toxic people.
on a scale from 1-10 how funny would you say you are?
what was ur first job?
3 things you must do every day
Breath- eat- sleep 🙂
Where you see yourself after 10 years
Somewhere .. far away .. traveling the world & enjoying my life.
how many languages do you speak?
English/ Arabic
who knows you the best?
No one knows you better than you. I know myself the best.
what’s your horoscope sign?
Cancer ♋
define love 💗
The most valuable and meaningful thing in life. Love is life!