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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...

Packing a personal hand-carry and what I stuff in it || Travel Tips

In my post about packing my 10kg carry-on for 2 weeks of travel, I also get asked about my personal bag – you know, the one that could be a backpack or purse. Here’s how I pack my personal hand-carry: 1) Electronics and gear. I put all my wires into a small pouch that...

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...

Follow Your Heart to Italy by Aura || Guest Review

My very first Follow Your Heart Travel Experience was in Italy and geared towards photographers. One of my guests was a photography teacher and business coach Aura McKay, based out of Vancouver, Canada. Aura knows her stuff when it comes to photography and business and it was...

Lokum…also knows as Turkish Delight || Little Things I Love About Series

Turkish Delight. or Lokum. There is something about this sweet treat that everyone enjoys – it could be the sweetness in itself, or the pistachios, or the nuget. Whatever it is, it is world famous and buying some to take home is one of the most favorite things I do! You can...

Berber Pizza in the Sahara Desert || Real Travel Experiences

We had been told that eating Berber pizza, or medfouna, in the desert was a must our FYH Morocco Team, Youssef, made sure of that. He took us to Cafe Nora Restaurant, which is well-known in the area. The buildings in the area are the same color as the desert, so if you...

Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate | Morocco Destination Highlights

You have MOST probably seen Ait Ben Haddou, UNESCO World Heritage site, and you don’t even know it! Have you seen the movies Jewel of the Nile, The Last Temptation of Christ, Lawrence of Arabia or Gladiator? What about the series Games of Thrones? They have all used some...

Follow Your Heart to Turkey by Suki || Guest Review

My Travel Experience to Turkey – The Old Villages – was the first time I had the pleasure of having Suki as a Follow Your Heart guest. We even got to be roommates! She also started something that has now become a “thing” with FYH – shared iPhone/iPad...

Camels || Little Things I Love About

I have always been fond of camels…from afar. They amazed me; going for miles and miles with no food and water in the hot desert, packing goods and such on its back and side. Amazing creature really. And their face. Oh, their sweet face. 🙂 So when we were on our Morocco...
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