At the European coast of Beşiktaş district of Istanbul lies Dolmabahçe Palace, the largest palace in the country, once home to mighty sultans and used as a Presidential residence of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey. An eclectic mixture of Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical styles together with Ottoman […]Read more "Dolmabahçe Palace and Bosphorus Cruise, Istanbul, Turkey"
Perched atop of the third hill of Istanbul seven hills, providing that one of a kind visual on the city skyline, is the impressive Ottoman imperial mosque , Süleymaniye Mosque. Considered as one of the grandest mosque in Istanbul, built in 16th century, commissioned by Suleiman the Magnificent and designed by imperial architect Mimar Sinan, […]Read more "Süleymaniye Mosque and Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey"
The neighborhood of Eminönü, at the heart of Istanbul’s old town of Fatih district is perhaps the busiest and liveliest area in all of Istanbul. With the city crowning pride of magnificent sites, Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque encompassing the popular Sultanahmet Square, both tourists and residents are always seen wandering around the many […]Read more "Eminönü and Karaköy, Galata Tower and Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey"
Built between 1466 and 1478 by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II, on top of a hill of a small peninsula surrounded by the Sea of Marmara, Golden Horn and Bosphorus strait, the colorful and enormous Topkapı Palace is another historically important site at the Old town, a district that is most visited in Istanbul. Comprising […]Read more "Topkapı Palace and The Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul, Turkey"
It has always been a personal goal to travel to Istanbul. There are no lack of informations, incredible photos and amazing experiences written online about this magnificent transcontinental city that can made any avid traveler to start saving money, on the hope that one day they find themselves at Atatürk Airport . From the delicious […]Read more "Hagia Sophia, Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul, Turkey"
If there is one day trip that you must do when in Melbourne, whether you go using a private vehicle or join a tour, let it be the Great Ocean Road. The 234 km stretch of the road, definitely is one of the world’s most stunning coastline. Built by returned soldier between 1919 and 1932, […]Read more "The Great Ocean Road, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia"
Brighton Beach Boxes is an iconic Melbourne destination. Anyone who visited the capital city of Australian state of Victoria, do allocate a day to go to Brighton and take an Instagram worthy shot of the colorful bathing boxes. If you are planning a do it yourself visit like I do, the easiest way is to […]Read more "Brighton Bathing Boxes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia"
Melbourne is synonymous with street art. The dedicated alleyways populated with murals, stickers, posters, is perhaps what puts the cool factor in the city. Ask anyone who visited Melbourne, high chance that they never went to the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria or St. Kilda Pier, but it is almost impossible that they never went to […]Read more "Street Art of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia"
Out of all the free things to do in Melbourne, visiting the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is my ultimate favorite. There is no question about it, this the city crowning jewel, a 94-hectare urban sanctuary of native and exotic plant species, spacious lawns and tranquil lake. It is a breath of fresh air in truest […]Read more "The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and St Kilda Pier, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia"
Google search for any top cities to live in the world, the city of Melbourne in Australia will surely be on the list. Never mind that the weather is up and down sometimes, Melbourne is a favorite for many for the diversity it offers. It seems, it is a city where anyone is free to […]Read more "Melbourne, Victoria, Australia"