A teacher by profession, Rabia is a great holiday companion. She likes to be surrounded by laughter and lists her hobbies as reading, listening to music, sewing and handicrafts. She also likes collecting personal treasures. She dislikes cruelty in any form and sees travelling as a great way to widen one's horizons.
Why do you love travel?
I love places that make you realise how tiny you and your problems are. Life is meant for good friends and great adventures.
Your favourite travel destination and why?
The UK. It is my second home.
What do you need for a perfect holiday?
Great friends and an open mind.
In which country have you felt most at home?
The UK as I have family and plenty of childhood memories.
Most unusual souvenir you have brought home?
It was a gift of a bar of green tea Kit Kat.
Worst holiday or travel experience?
Unfortunately it was a tragic one in Botswana in 2007, after a lovely long weekend holiday with friends and their family. My husband and I were involved in a horrific car accident and my husband passed away.
Best piece of travel advice?
Wake up early - at sunrise. Be flexible in your plans and try and meet lots of local people. Take lots of photos and don’t plan too much.
Your top five travel destinations?
Sri Lanka, the UK, Botswana, South Africa and Phuket.
Which country did you taste the best ever cuisine?
I love food and it is difficult to choose one. So far I have enjoyed all varieties of cuisine on all of my travels.