Hello again,

If you are wondering about me, here is a short intro.
I am a Mechanical Engineer from Pakistan currently working in the Automotive Industry. I did my Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Lahore. In 2014 I got an Erasmus Mundus scholarship to pursue Design studies in Estonia.
 
I have been living in Estonia since 2014. This experience has shaped me in myriad of ways. I have learned more about myself in the past 6 years than my whole life.
 
At heart, I am a teacher. My passion lies in understanding complex ideas and communicating them through story telling.
In addition to my job I am also a visiting lecturer where I teach an Introductory course on Industrial Design.

You can reach me at hafiz.manan[at]ttu.ee
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Some travel Stories

Tromsø 21st January 2015

Tromsø 21st January 2015

I have for a very long time wanted to see the Aurora Borealis. During the winter break, me and my Turkish friend Enes planned to visit Tromsø, this is the picture I took on the top of the Fjellheisen tramway.

Hiiuma Island, 14th of August 2015

Hiiuma Island, 14th of August 2015

In August of 2015 a few us class fellows went to camping trip together in the Island of Hiiuma off the the coast of Estonia. It was Pakistan's Independence Day so I thought it fitting to celebrate it in style. Hiiuma is a tiny Island with population just under 10,000. It was fascinating to see a place where almost everyone knew each other and coming as a visitor you'd be immediately recognized as a tourist.

Stockholm January 2015

Stockholm January 2015

Sweden for me has always been the land of Lisbeth Salander (from the Millennium series) and Kurt Wallander. I have been fortunate enough to visit Sweden numerous times due to work and it always leaves a mark on me. Here is one pedestrian tunnel in the Stockholm City

The Pyxis of al-Mughira, Louvre 2012

The Pyxis of al-Mughira, Louvre 2012

I visited the Louvre museum in Paris in December, 2012. The Pyxis was one of my favorite exhibits from the Islamic Section. I have always been fascinated with the Muslim History of Spain, its a story of love and war spanning over 8 centuries and its cultural influence is still visible there.

Turkey 2017

Turkey 2017

Enes, Ramazan 2017

Enes, Ramazan 2017

Enes was my flatmate during the first semester of my Master studies. We became really good friends and did a Winter Trip across the Northern and Western Europe in January 2015. Later in 2017 he invited me to Turkey to spend the Muslim Festival of Eid there. Here is us having an Iftar (the fast breaking meal) in Istanbul.

Turkish Breakfast

Turkish Breakfast

Blue Mosque, 2017

Blue Mosque, 2017

Friday Prayers

Tallinn 2017

Tallinn 2017

I met Adrian when he was cycling from France to Estonia. We became friends and he invited me to spend Christmas with his family

Alsace- France

Alsace- France

This is me and Adrian in a French Christmas Market

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