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Iznik Flowers ||Little Things I Love About

Since the 16th century, the Iznik flower designs have been used in the tiles and pottery in Turkey. As the Istanbul Guide says: Floral motifs are ubiquitous the world over, but Turkey’s floral motifs are especially distinctive. One is greeted by Istanbul’s municipal emblem, a...

Mevlana Museum in Konya || Turkey Destination Highlight

The Mevlana Museum. Truly a beautiful mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian Sufi mystic also known as Mevlâna or Rumi. It was also the dervish lodge of the Mevlevi order, better known as the whirling dervishes, above. There are many sections to the Museum. You enter...

Jemaa El Fna at sunset || Morocco Destination Highlight

There is nothing more awesome than watching the action begin at sunset in the UNESCO World Heritage site, Jemaa El Fna, from the balcony of a nearby restaurant. Breathtaking and exciting all at once! ————- For more info on this years great Travel...

Two lovely sisters in Morocco || Guest Review

When my lovely friend Shyamala (who has traveled on my Turkey and Morocco Travel Experiences) said her two friends from Sri Lanka wanted to join us in Morocco, I was thrilled. And how fun that these two sisters travel LOTS together! Like anyone would be meeting new people, both...

I vestiti stesi ad asciugare in Italia || Little Things I Love About

What is that, you say? Glad you asked. 🙂 Clothes hung out to dry in Italy…well that’s what Google translate tells me at least. 😉 I LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing the laundry being hung out to dry in Italy…I’m not sure why. When I travel and don’t see any...

Shopping in the streets of Essaouira || Morocco Destination Highlights

Shopping. We all do it. And some of us more than others, love it a lot! We always have time to do some window shopping, which usually turns into brining home lovely treasures from our Travel Experiences! Essaouira – a sleepy coastal town FULL of artisans and craftsman has...

A Delightful Biblical Lunch in Denizli || Turkey Travel Experience

It was one of my Biblical trips – St Paul and the 7 Churches – that we had a Biblical lunch in Denizli province. By Biblical lunch, it was a meal prepared as they did back in the Biblical times and used the very ingredients they did. The menu – God’s Grace, it was called – was...

Morocco’s Donkeys | Little Things I Love About

I am not sure if it is my personality or what, but I tend to root for the underdog, the ones unnoticed, the ones who silently make a difference. The donkeys of Morocco are definitely one of these. Their little stature makes them adorable, to me, and they are used EVERYWHERE in...

People Watching in Piazza del Campo | Italy Destination Highlight

I remember when my Italy Team Expert, Max, took me to Siena for the first time. We had gotten my small group off wandering and were going to meet them again after lunch. “Come with me here, sis…I want to show you what I like to do here.” From there we entered the piazza, a sight...

Iole and her journey through Turkey! | Guest Review

Iole was my neighbor back in Burnaby, BC, Canada when we lived there. Her and her family had become fast friends and have been ever since we left BC in 2010. Her fiesty Italian nature that I adore, made having espresso and chats with her something looked forward to. When her...
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