I woke up extra early and excited, murmuring a silent prayer for a good weather, for today will be an extraordinary day in Cappadocia. Finally, I will be fulfilling a lifelong dream of not only seeing hot air balloons fly above the surreal moonscape panorama of Cappadocia, but I will be riding in one of […]Read more "Hot Air Balloon at Cappadocia, Turkey"
Cappadocia, known for its lunar like landscape is one of the many places across the globe that is known for hot air ballooning. Every day, weather permitting, hundreds of hot air balloon float above its rugged landscape, boarded with excited tourists from all over the world. I’ve met people who came to Cappadocia for nothing […]Read more "Sunrise and Sunset Point, Göreme, Cappadocia, Turkey"
With only two and a half days to spend in Cappadocia, like many others who visited, I did my best to see the many incredible landmarks that this one of a kind region has to offer. Advance planning of flights to and from Istanbul and by pre-booking activities thru the hotel where I stayed in […]Read more "The Red Tour – Göreme Open Air Museum and The Three Valleys- Love, Pasabag, Devrent, Istanbul, Turkey"
Cappadocia is a vast region at Central Anatolia, it is filled with many historical sites and breathtaking landscapes. For travellers, particularly for those on a solo trip, the best way to see beautiful scene far beyond Göreme is to join one of the color-coded tours. These are easily arranged even in advance, with your hostels […]Read more "The Green Tour- Underground City, Pigeon Valley, Selime Monastery, and Ihlara Valley, Cappadocia, Turkey"
Taking a late morning flight from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, I finally made my way to another dream destination, Cappadocia. I pre-booked a shared transportation from the airport to the hotel where I will be staying at Göreme, the center of tourism in Cappadocia region. It takes an hour by land […]Read more "Göreme and The Red & Rose Valley, Cappadocia,Turkey"
Have you been inspired to go to a city because of a book you read ? You know that feeling of turning every pages and as you move along with the story, your imagination not only tries to put a face to the characters, but it inspires you that dream of being able to visit […]Read more "The Museum of Innocence, Istanbul, Turkey"
I remembered watching the news back in 2013 about the protest that was taking over Istanbul, and if there is any specific word that got stuck in my head as an outsider who has no idea about Turkey except what I was seeing in the television, it will be Taksim Square. Taksim, a turkish world […]Read more "Beyoğlu and Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey"
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"