The Best Sunsets of My Life

I haven’t seen a sunset in over a month. That's 31 days of Spring without a sunset. For a lot of us right now, it's an unusual new reality. Sunsets are a daily occurrence that some may take for granted, but not me. I’m that quintessential sucker for sunsets. Why? Because even though I've seen …

Passport Recap: My Favourite Memories of Turkey

Below is a list of my blog posts on my trip to Turkey, including pictures, experiences and recommendations. Enjoy! IstanbulThe HaremTaksim, The Modern Side of IstanbulTurquoise Seas of AntalyaOur Turkish Hammam ExperienceThe Ancient Ruins of EphesusLunch at Sultanahmet KoftecisiAsia and Europe at The Same Time: A Ride on the BosporusThe Beautiful Heart of Turkish People (a story)

Istanbul

We spent a total of six nights in Istanbul. It was quite the magical journey back in history. A perfect blend of and new, East and West. We spent most of our time in Old Istanbul, Sultanahmet. We visited the Old Sook, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (the Blue Mosque) and the Hagia Sophia Museum, which …

Taksim, the Modern Side of Istanbul

If you want to experience the duality of Istanbul’s ancient Orient and European modernity, Taksim will certainly provide that contrast for you. Taksim is in the European part of Istanbul where you will find a much more modern and familiar Western ambience. The streets of Taksim were filled with busy pedestrians as they strolled by restaurants, …

Lunch at Sultanahmet Koftecisi

One of the things that enhances Turkey’s experience is that it’s very affordable. Accommodation, transportation and food is cheap, and that is the reason we stumbled upon this little kofte (kebab) place in Sultanahmet. We were lured by the sign at the window that read “Kofte 8 TL (Turkish Liras)”, which translates to "Kofte for …

Asia and Europe at The Same Time: Ride on the Bosporus

Turkey is the only country in the world that is part of two continents: Europe and Asia. The best way to experience that phenomenon, and to also to get a nice view of the Istanbul coast, is to take a boat ride on the Bosporus which is the trait that separates the two continents. It was …

The Harem

Another historical must-see in Istanbul is the Topkapi Palace Musuem, where the Ottoman Sultans used to live. It’s a big palace with a lot to see but our main interest was to visit the Harem which is the private rooms where the Sultans, their wives and concubines used to live. Mesmerized by the design, colours, tiles and …