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Kurnsulu Waterfalls – Antalya | Turkey Destination Highlight

I’m not sure what I love more about the Kurnsulu Waterfalls – the actual gorgeous waterfalls themselves, the tranquil grounds surrounding them, or the local lady who makes the best gozleme and ayran that I get for lunch after the walk around the park & falls! Either way,...

Jeanie in Turkey | Guests Review

When my best friend from Vancouver told me her and her man were going to join me on my first Travel Experience to Turkey, I was thrilled! We were on a biblical itinerary but it was filled with so much culture and history that it was just as enjoyable for someone who wasn’t in...

The Grand Bazaar – Shopping Mecca || Istanbul, Turkey Destination Highlight

We have seen it in movies and shows on TV…it’s all over the internet too. But until you actually step foot into the old bazaar, it doesn’t seem like it can actually be true. It began being built in 1455 and completion was finally in 1730, the Grand Bazaar or Kapalıçarşı. in...

The House of Mary – Turkey || Destination Highlight

The house of Mary. The house where the virgin is said to have lived in her later years after Jesus was born. The grounds are beautiful, and the house is very humble yet serene. Along with the home of Mary, there are fountains of “Holy water”, as well as places to write prayers...

Turkey – Always a rich Travel Experience! || Destination Highlights

Turkey has been in the news headlines lately – and for all the wrong reasons, in my opinion. As a frequent traveler to Turkey, not once have I felt unsafe. Whether in Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia or a rural village. Turks are some of the warmest and most beautiful people I...

Dealing with Jetlag || Travel Tips

(Venice, Italy) It’s inevitable. As soon as we start crossing timezones, our bodies start to wig out and try and catch up. Everyone has tricks to make jetlag minimal: change your watch to your destination time as soon as you get on the plane sleep the whole trip stay awake...

Goreme, Cappadocia || Turkey Destination Highlight

Goreme is located in Cappadocia and is one of the many little towns in which you really need to wander when in the region. The charm as well as the history of the area is gorgeous. From the Goreme open air museum where the Fairy Chimneys are, to the small locals shops and carpet...

Glass making in Şirince, Turkey || Turkey Travel Experience

Şirince – known as a wine village with all its fruit trees that bear some most delicious fruit trees and bushes. The history of Şirince goes something like this: it was formed when people were fleeing Ephesus. They settled in the mountains and named the village Cirkince...

Adhan – The Call to Prayer || Little Things I Love About

It’s probably one of the most beautiful things I have heard. I first heard it when I was walking in Istanbul. Suddenly the Call to Prayer, or Adhan, came through speakers from all over and it literally stopped me in my steps. I will always remember that. (Click the photo...

SİYAH ZEYTİN EZMESİ || Little Things I Love About Series

SİYAH ZEYTİN EZMESİ. Or Turkish Olive Paste. 🙂 I remember when I first tried it at breakfast in Istanbul, I was like, OH MY WORD, what is this goodness!?!? It wasn’t until my 4th visit that I finally got my act together and brought a few jars home with me to enjoy on...