Europe

Watching the sun go down from the Galata Tower, Istanbul, Turkey

One thing I enjoy about life when I travel, is getting to watch the sun setting.  It is just as good as getting to watch it rise, except you don’t have to get up super early to see it, or stay up really late, either. Watching as the day turns into night, and a city come alive, twinkling with lights is magical. A great way to spend the end of your day I find, is...

Turkish foods you must try

One thing that excites me about travelling, is the food. Sure I love seeing new places and interesting sites, but when planning a trip, I often like to look up what the national dish of the country is, or what amazing things I can try. This love of food, led me to doing a cooking class, whilst in Thailand; and I was in my element. When I thought about my trip to...

Crossing borders in Istanbul. Europe to Asia in 20 minutes

Crossing borders is always an exciting aspect of travelling. Often it leads to a new passport stamp, and can introduce you to a new culture, language and different food. I have done many border crossings recently, often in long, hot bus rides, taking up to 12 hours. I have crossed overland from Singapore to Malaysia, to Thailand, to Laos, into Cambodia and then...

Up in the air, with Air Kapadokya: Cappadocia, Turkey

3.20am, and the Muslim call to prayer woke me, from my not so many hours of sleep in my Cave in Goreme. Though I was thankful for this, it was like my natural alarm clock. Early mornings have been somewhat of a theme during my trip to Turkey, but this early morning wasn’t in order to get to an airport, or on a day tour somewhere, but was to experience watching the...

Staying in a Cave in Göreme, Cappadocia, Turkey

When you travel, it is always good to mix things up a little; particularly with regard to accommodation options. Previously on my travels, I have stayed on a a backpacker boat in the middle of Abel Tasman, New Zealand. I’ve slept on sleeper trains, buses, and in cars. (I can pretty much sleep anywhere, apart from on planes oddly enough). I have camped, stayed in...

Pamukkale – a wander in a thermal wonderland

Chasms filled with sparkling blue water, reflected in the sun. I felt like I had just stepped onto a mountain of snow or ice, except it was warm, and what I was walking on, was not snow or ice; it was calcified rock, with travetines of thermal pools, that had formed over hundreds of years.   Pamukkale in the Denizli provence of Turkey, is classed as a UNESCO...

Flying high: Paragliding in Oludeniz, Turkey

  “Just keep running, towards the edge, and we will fly.” Those were the words my pilot said, before we leapt off a 2000 metre high Mountain ledge, into the sky. Most people I know, would think that I would have accomplished every adventurous activity possible, after living in New Zealand, were I bungy jumped, went skydiving, went zorbing, got pushed off a cliff...

Dalaman Airport to Fethiye on the cheap

A lot of people would think that flying to Dalaman, as a solo traveller was an odd choice; as it is is often the choice for couples or families for a holiday in the sun. However, when I travel, I tend to like a good mix in a country, so decided to spend some time by the beach and pool (Fethiye), some days in a city (Istanbul), and then the middle of the country for...

Visiting Venice, Italy

When I was younger, we would all have a family holiday together. Normally, being a family of 7, we’d go to England, Scotland or Wales and camp or hire a caravan. Many people wouldn’t think much to these holidays, but I hold so many great memories from this time in my life. I haven’t been on a holiday per se with my whole family in quite some time...

Saturday Snapshots from Rhodes, Greece

I am not a huge fan of package holidays; in fact, I have only been on two in my lifetime, but both times I did go, I enjoyed myself more than I thought. It was approaching the end of my exam period, during my final year at university. It has been a stressful time, and I felt I needed to have a break, a nice break, in the sun (I love the sun!), to unwind before...

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