With my wife Nargis, and our 2 beautiful Angels ~ granddaughters, Ava & Noa
Hi, my name is Minaz and I was born in Uganda.
During the exodus in 1972 at the time of dictator Idi Amin, my parents along with my siblings came to Canada. We settled in Kentville, a small rural town in Nova Scotia, some 100 kilometers West of Halifax, close to the Bay of Fundy.
Over the past 45 plus years that we have been in Canada, I have had an opportunity to experience living in Halifax, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and currently in Leduc, just south of Edmonton, Alberta.
During my early childhood, I remember my parents taking us for a trip across Uganda and Kenya, from a small town in Central Uganda, to the port city of Mombasa. I still treasure the memories of that amazing trip coming across herds of Zebras, Elephants, Lions and numerous other wildlife. There were hardly any tourists back then, and you learnt to keep your distance from the animals.
I was bitten by the travel bug at the age of 12, when I had an opportunity to hitch hike for a month, across Central and Southern Uganda with two of my classmates. We hitched rides on any mode of transport heading South. Our destination was Kabale, a small town on the Southern tip of Uganda, bordering Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Since settling in Canada, I have had opportunities to drive across Canada, from Halifax to Vancouver a couple of times and lately, weekend trips over the Rocky Mountains to Vancouver.
Thanks to my amazing wife, I have been able to visit places in India, Pakistan, UAE, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Europe and still counting. I have also had an opportunity to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and witness the sun rise at 19,350 feet.
Whether one is travelling across the World or just down the street, it can always be an adventure.
Travelling and Photography is a passion I never got to follow. Maybe now is the time to follow that passion.
"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone"
- Weale D. Walsh