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Lokum…also knows as Turkish Delight || Little Things I Love About Series

Turkish Delight. or Lokum. There is something about this sweet treat that everyone enjoys – it could be the sweetness in itself, or the pistachios, or the nuget. Whatever it is, it is world famous and buying some to take home is one of the most favorite things I do! You can...

Walking through the Galata District – Istanbul || Turkey Real Travel Experience

Istanbul. What an INCREDIBLE city. I have spent a considerable amount of time there, although it’s never enough. With 4 trips there in the last 4 years, I have many places still on my list to discover in Istanbul. But one place that never disappoints is the Galata District....

Follow Your Heart to Turkey by Shyamala || Guest Review

I had first met Shyamala via email, her inquiring about an upcoming Turkey Travel Experience I had planned. We then met at a Starbucks with a number of others interested, but it was evident she was the spear head of this meeting. Being a firstborn myself, I already liked her. 🙂...

The Quaint Turkish Village of Adatepe || Turkey Destination Highlight

I remember when I first wandered this quaint village. It was autumn and we had scarves on and the fallen leaves from the trees crunched as we walked down the rugged paths that led through the village homes. “This place would be ADORABLE to visit, or stay, in the summer!!...

The Wine Village of Sirince || Turkey Destination Highlight

In countries where wine is made, there is always a place that is called “wine country”. Turkey has one, off the Aegean coast, outside of Kusadasi. Sirince (prounounced, sheh-ringe-eh) is a small village of about 600 in population. The name used to be Cirkince which meant “ugly”,...

A Man and some sticks || Turkey Travel Experience

Our group was wandering the quaint little village of Assos on day 2 of our itinerary, The Old Villages of Turkey. Of course, being a wanderer (I can remember as early as 3 years old “wandering” off) I took a different road down the hill. I happened up a sweet older gentleman...

Some wonderful things I miss about Turkey || Turkey Travel Experience

This coming October will be my 3rd anniversary of my first trek to Turkey, as well as my 3rd visit since then! The first time was when my friend Pilar was supposed to go shoot the cover for Lonely Planet Philippines but had a bigger gig she needed to do in Indonesia (Ya she’s...