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Photogear I pack when I travel || Photography Travel Tips

Add the charge cords that come with the above, plus my iPhone that shot this photo and that’s it. 🙂 Unless I’m shooting an assignment, This is my go-to gear I always take: Macbook pro with WD Elements HD Canon 5DM2 with 24-70L 2.8 lens (although I”m currently saving for a...

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”,...

Follow Your Heart to Turkey by Tanya || Guest Review

I value my guests feedback about our Travel Experiences. It always gives me a chance to reflect on the trip with their suggestions, their feedback and their love for the trip. Tanya was no different – well she was actually – she was also my roommate through our last...

Yuksel Carpets / Hereke Carpet Weavers Association – Cappadocia || Turkey Destination Highlight

I had the pleasure meeting Neco (prounounced Nay-Jo) 2 trips ago bringing some of my guests to Turkey. Neco has been in the carpet making business for over 25 years. He started as a young boy and into his young adulthood continued and today is one of the most well-known in his...

MISIR ÇARŞISI – The Spice Bazaar in Istanbul || Turkey Destination Highlight

A must-see is definitely the Egyptian Spice Bazaar in the Old City of Istanbul. Yes there is the Grand Bazaar that I also say visit to say you visit, but I personally prefer the Spice Bazaar for actual shopping purposes – it’s where the locals shop and have shopped since it...

Am Woman, Will Travel – Traveling Safely On Your Own || Travel Tips

 At Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco I do most of my travels alone. Whether it is to remote places in the Philippines, to trapsing across the globe to places like Turkey, Morocco, Italy, London, and so on, there are certain things I consciously do to make sure i’m safe as...

The Side Streets of Bergama || Turkey Destination Highlights

One of the things I always make sure of on my Travel Experiences, is wander time. After we had went through the ruins of the Church of Pergamon, we went into the village where I wandered. And found lots of yummy doors. And other such lovely things. smile emoticon...
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