Tag: Travel

5 Hotels With Best Infinity Pools

  I always drool when i see photos of some of the best infinity pools in the world. While i haven’t been to any of the hotels with best infinity pools, I’ve been to natural thermal pools resembling infinity pools. It’s still one of the best experiences of my life. I have a penchant for adventure traveling but sadly i don’t get to travel as often as i would like.   If you’re wondering what an infinity pool is – it is a swimming pool built and positioned to give an illusion of merging with it’s surrounding landscape which is often …

5 Countries To Visit In Africa Right Now

5 countries to visit in Africa might seem like a very small number compared to the many beautiful African countries to choose from. If i were to start listing all of them then this post would be extremely long. It’s no news that a lot of people talk about Africa like it were one country instead of the 2nd biggest continent and 2nd most populous with 54 individual countries that it is. For some people, they’ve been to Africa if they’ve visited South Africa, sorry to burst your bubble but that is only 1 country out of 54. 5 Countries To …

4 Reasons To Visit Krakow This Year

  When it comes to traveling, I generally find that people fall into one of two categories, people who want to travel the world and people who want to travel just Europe. I definitely fall into the latter. As a history graduate and someone that has a natural interest in the second world war, Europe absolutely fascinates me. The culture is beautiful, the cities are so romantic and the history is rich and entrenched, a story around every corner. Yet, when you think of traveling Europe, it’s likely that you won’t be thinking about my favorite city.  I can probably predict the cities that …

8 Compelling Reasons Why Turkey Should Be Next On Your Travel Bucket List

Last minute holidays to Turkey have never been more affordable with plenty of low cost flights and cheap accommodation. If you’re not convinced, take a look at these 8 compelling reasons for a Turkish adventure. Friendly locals Renowned for their hospitality, the Turks are likely to be one of the friendliest people you’ve ever come across. Whether there inviting you into their home for traditional Turkish tea or providing guidance on local attractions, you’ll always feel welcome. Outdoor fun The diverse landscape of Turkey provides the perfect setting for some thrilling outdoor pursuits. Hike to the summit of the 5,000m Mount Ararat …

Summer Vacation in Pamukkale

 I left Selcuk the next day after my visit to Pamucak and Sirince for Pamukkale. I first read about Pamukkale on Jessica Stein’s blog(tuulavintage) and i knew right away that i wanted to visit this city, so i added it to my list of places to visit in Turkey and researched every thing i could about it and how to get there.  Pamukkale which means cotton castle in Turkish has been in use since the 2nd century and not just because of it’s extraordinary landscape but because of it’s natural phenomena – warm, heavily mineralized water flowing from springs creating pools and …

Summer Vacation in Selcuk Part 2 – Sirince and Pamucak Beach

 The next day after my visit to the ancient city of Ephesus, my summer vacation in Selcuk part 2 continued with a visit to Pamucak beach, a sandy beach approximately 5km(3miles) long and open to the public. It’s the closest beach to both selcuk town and Ephesus. I took a minibus from the bus station which cost 3tl. I was surprised at how cool the beach was and it wasn’t crowded at all, maybe because i went in the afternoon, i’m not sure but i liked it that way.  I just walked around for a while to take a good …

Summer vacation in Selcuk Part 1 – Ephesus

  So the next morning after the blue mosque and grand bazaar visit, i left for Izmir. This was my first time of visiting another city other than Istanbul in Turkey, i wanted to see what other parts of Turkey looked like, not just in photos so i bought a bus ticket instead of a flight ticket.  I used the Pamukkale bus company and the bus was very comfortable. It had enough leg space, individual screens on the back of every seat to watch movies or listen to songs plus a usb port if you prefer to watch from your …

Summer Vacation in Istanbul Part 2 – Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar

 So in continuation of my previous post, summer vacation in Istanbul part 2 – blue mosque and grand bazaar is about my 3rd day in Istanbul. I decided to visit that area as i didn’t visit anywhere in the Asian side during my last visit. As usual i asked how i could get to blue mosque a.k.a Hagia sophia or Aya sofya by public transport. The easiest way from Taksim is to use the F1 Taksim-kabataş füniküler (Taksim-Kabatas funicular) and then use the T1 Bağcılar- Kabataş tram to the blue mosque’s stop (Sultanahmet).  Before i left Taksim, i wasted a lot of time …

Summer Vacation in Istanbul Part 1- Princes Islands

  As some of you already know from my Instagram, i spent the last part of my summer holiday in Turkey. If you remember, last year i spent the beginning part of my holiday in Istanbul, Turkey as well but this year i didn’t spend it only in Istanbul, I spent it in 2 other cities after Istanbul and this was also my first time of traveling solo for holidays in a different country.  For this summer vacation in Istanbul part 1, i will be sharing some details of my time there. I spent only 3 days in Istanbul and …

Dreaming Of Cinque Terre || 5 Reasons You Should Too

 You could call Cinque Terre a string of real life fairytale villages! The very picturesque portion of coast on the Italian Riviera comprises of 5 villages; Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.  If you know me well then you already know how much i love beautiful scenery, i’m a sucker for nature’s beauty and taking a break from dreaming of Bali, I’ve found a new destination to dream about. I think you would too..keep reading! If you are looking for a place to relax and forget about the hustle and bustle of the city or a great summer destination …