About Me

I’m a South African; born and living in South Africa.


When I’m not at work, innovating, running, canoeing or swimming, I travel.

Jungian Personality Profile – ENTP (mostly, although the E is sometimes an I)

I’ve been fortunate to have traveled to all 7 continents; as a tourist, traveler, backpacker and for business; and I still need to travel more.

Continents / Countries I have visited:


South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula


  • Egypt
  • Morocco
  • Botswana
  • South Africa


  • Singapore
  • China (mainland and Hong Kong)
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • India
  • Turkey
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Occupied Palestinian Territory
  • UAE
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Bahrain
  • Syria

North and Latin America

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Belize
  • Chile
  • Honduras
  • Uruguay
  • USA
  • Canada


  • Bahamas
  • Puerto Rico
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Cozumel (Mexico)
  • Cayman Islands
  • Turks and Caicos Islands


  • Australia
  • New Zealand


  • Greece
  • Germany
  • Finland
  • France and Reunion Island (overseas department of France)
  • Belgium
  • England
  • Jersey
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Russian Federation
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

The purpose of this blog is to share some of my experiences; reviews of destinations, accommodations and various means of transport; share advice on the best routes and cheapest methods; and show you that traveling is for anyone, with any budget. Being a Muslim my niche is also on halal travel.

Check out my Media-Kit if you would like to work with me.

I have more than 12 years of experience working as a Business Analyst, SAP Banking consultant, Solution Architect and Enterprise Architect, but in September 2013 I quit my full-time salaried job to try something new, on my own. I am currently founding a Mixed Reality startup and offering Digital Business consulting services.

I have also launched Immersive Authority, a site which tracks immersive technology developments and strategies and opportunities to implement. My Mixed Reality startup falls under the Immersive Authority brand. And, being a traveler that looks for destinations with fresh air (but sometimes has to contend with polluted air).

I am currently living in Johannesburg, EA consulting (remotely during Lockdown Level 1) to a monetary authority, and preparing for the launch of sharedtrust.app

Safe Journey!

Zaid Mahomedy

Zaid Marrakech Jma el Fna

Twitter: @zaidmo

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=7614145

Email: zaid@travpacker.com

9 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Awesome blog! Enjoying every minute! Videos and pics of your travels are really enjoyable!

  2. slms, WOW, masha Allah very nice site and I hope one day I can visit as many countries as you !
    By the way, how do you finance your trips ?
    Take care and all the best!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Muhammad. I save and pay for my trips, but I’ve also travel on a budget staying at low cost establishments, etc. With cheap accommodation you can really travel longer and go further.

  3. Zaid! I just wanted to take a moment to say thanks for such an awesome website! Really, stellar work.

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