Faisal Mosque: Islamabad, Pakistan
The largest mosque in Pakistan, the Faisal Mosque was also the largest mosque in the world from 1986 until 1993. It is located on the foothills of Margalla Hills in Islamabad and serves as a distinct example of Islamic architecture.
Masjid Babulilm: Islamabad, Pakistan
The first Shiite Imambargah in Islamabad has been the site of a lot of religious turbulence and violence within the I-8 sector. The Masjid is still an absolutely stunning site.
Badshahi Mosque: Lahore, Pakistan
An important example of Mughal architecture and one of Lahore’s most iconic landmarks. After the fall of the Mughal empire, Pakistan’s second largest mosque served as a garrison for the Sikh and British empires.
*If you’re visiting this mosque—the historical Lahore Fort, Minar-e-Pakistan, Wazir Khan Mosque, Samadhi of Ranjit Singh and Gurdwara Janam Asthan Guru Ram Das are all in walking distance, located within the “Walled City of Lahore”.
Loopy Doopy, a rooftop bar, is located on the 16th floor of the Conrad hotel in the Financial District. The atmosphere is quintessential to that of the restaurants in South Beach, Miami. However, the stunning view of the New Jersey skyline, reminds you that a gem like this could only be found in New York City. Rooftop season in Manhattan would be a little less colorful without the Ice Pops that serve as Loopy Doopy’s trademark drink. You get to mix-and-match different flavors of popsicles and wine, guaranteeing a fruitful combination that will impress you more than the Jersey skyline ever could.
One of my favorite solo adventures thus far, a helicopter ride in New York is something I would highly recommend to tourists. In fact, if you’re a New Yorker who’s frequented rooftop bars & checked out most of the panoramic skyline views on your bucket list—this aerial adventure is calling your name! While I was a bit nervous about riding a chopper for the first time, Zip Aviation did a wonderful job at making me feel safe while providing an extremely enjoyable experience. They often offer tours via Groupon for reasonable prices.