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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...

Home cooked village meal, yes please! || Turkish Real Travel Experience

One of the beautiful things I love about our OLD VILLAGES itinerary is how we do many “local” things – wine tasting in a small village, wandering a coastal village, shopping in a mountain village. Villages. Turkey is FULL of them.  And one of my favorite...

Antalya – Gateway to the Turquoise Coast || Turkey Destination Highlight

Antalya is a resort destination in Southern Turkey and one we visit on our OLD VILLAGES Itinerary. As a gateway to its southern Mediterranean region, known as the Turquoise Coast for its blue waters, Antalya also has an “old city” down by the water (it was a major...

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...

What are Travel Experiences? || Follow Your Heart Travel

What is a TRAVEL EXPERIENCE you ask? Simply put, a Travel Experience is a travel itinerary with a group no more than 10 people. Why only 10 people? Because any more than 10 starts to get cumbersome and feels disconnected. With a smaller group, we are able to go to places large...

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...
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