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Galata Tower in Istanbul| Real Travel Experiences

This 9 storey tower was Istanbul’s tallest building at the time it was built in 1348. It stands today just as tall and is the best place to see an amazzzzzing panoramic view of the Golden Horn and Bosporus as well as the Old City where the Topkapi palace and the Blue Mosque...

Aya Sofya | Turkey Destination Highlight

Aya Sofya or Hagia Sofia is a great architectural beauty and an important monument both for Byzantine and for Ottoman Empires. Once a church, later a mosque, and now a museum at the Turkish Republic, Hagia Sofia has always been the precious of its time. (Taken from the Haggia...

The Old Village Travel Experience

Turkey. A country of such rich history and culture. A country I absolutely adore and love visiting. We have seen a lot of this beautiful country in the headlines the last year. And it breaks my heart. Not only because of the horrific things have have happened to innocent people....

A look back at 2016 – Part 7 – the Finale! | Travel Experiences

I was fortunate enough, once again to visit dear friends inĀ Turkey and take some wonderful guests – a family of 4 from Australia – around Morocco at the end of 2016…what a perfect way to cap the year off! Here’s the 14 days in Morocco with them i...

A look back at 2016 – Part 6 | Travel Experiences

New Country #6: Greece It is the shortest amount of time I have actually been in and experienced a country – 24 hours. It was supposed to be longer, but due to the fact that websites were not updated or something, and there were only a select amount of ferries going over to...

A look back at 2016 – Part 5 | Travel Experiences

New Country #5: Israel Remember back to New Country #3? Saipan? Well, the same travel magazine, Travelife, asked me to shoot for them again, with the delightful Michelle again, but this time in Israel. Was I stoked! My first Middle Eastern country and a beauty to boot! Israel,...

A look back at 2016 – Part 4 | Travel Experiences

New Country #4: Vietnam I had a flight voucher from a local airline that had to be used before Jan 2017. Hmmm, I thought, where and when. After a little digging and some input from friends, I decided on South Vietnam, namely Saigon and Mekong Delta for the 3rd week of October....

A look back at 2016 – Part 3 | Travel Experiences

New Country #3: Saipan, Marianas Islands Ok, so Saipan is governed by the USA but it is a new territory I have visited and first time in the south pacific islands. I was asked to shoot for Travelife Magazine, a luxury travel magazine based in the Philippines, and what fun we had...

A look back at 2016 – Part 2 | Travel Experiences

New Country #2: Australia Little did I know after my NZ trip that it’s neighbor was going to be my next new country to visit, 5 months later! My son graduated from high school and decided to go to school in Perth. What a fun opportunity to end one season and go into another...

A look back at 2016 Travels – Part 1 | Travel Experiences

For me personally, 2016 has been a really good year on lots of levels. One of my favourite things about 2016 is the fact that I saw not 1, not 2, but 6 new countries! And visited 2 of my favourites on top of that. So I have put together a blogpost FULL of coluorful memories. Pull...