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Hike, Kite, Dive – Adventure Travel With A French Twist

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Hiking the Eerie Landscape and Cave Churches of the Rose Valley

One cannot be in Cappadocia and not go for a hike. Well, not in our case away. As avid hikers, we are always on the lookout for cool and interesting trails and the perspective of hiking the Rose Valley was… Continue Reading →

Melvana Semâ Ceremony by the Whirling Dervishes

Beyond a beautifully and carefully choreographed demonstration, with unusual dancers and hypnotizing music, the Semâ ceremony is front and foremost a religious performance with highly spiritual meaning. Who hasn’t seen a picture of flying white robs and wished they could… Continue Reading →

Cappadocia – Göreme Ancient Churches

Finally, we made our way to Cappadoccia, known for its eerie landscape and the fairy chimneys (hoodoos). But as we soon discovered, the region has much more to offer. Finding out how rich in history the area was, back from… Continue Reading →

Ephesus – A Walk Through Roman & Greek History

Ephesus was our first introduction to Greek presence in Turkey, and it was mind blowing to imagine the whole city entirely covered and built out of marble, buzzing with shops and people! Already inhabited around 6,000 BC and the Neolithic… Continue Reading →

Turkish Food – Beyond Turkish Delights

Doner Kebab anyone? Well, if you are like me, my knowledge of Turkish food was quite badly limited. Arriving in Istanbul, and across our 10 days in Turkey, I discovered so many different flavors I wish I could find a… Continue Reading →

City Facts – Istanbul

When to go September to November is the best time to go to Istanbul, with fewer crowd, better prices and still amazing weather. Another time is spring, when the temperatures start to warm up. The peak season is during summer,… Continue Reading →

Beyoglu – The Western Side of Istanbul

Stepping away from the Sultanahmet and all the amazing sites of old Istanbul, cross the Golden Horn and explore other areas like Beyoglu. Stroll busy Istiklal Caddesi filled with restaurants and shops. Relax or drink coffee outside the Galata Tower…. Continue Reading →

Old Istanbul – Stepping Back in Time

Istanbul, Constantinople, Byzantium… Different names for the same mythic city, taking on new faces across the centuries, but always keeping beauty and mysteries, calling the visitors to discover its charms. We spent a couple of days in Istanbul, discovering the… Continue Reading →

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon – Sunrise and Fairy Tale

If magic was ever to come true, it was definitely that one morning in June, as we were slowly gliding over the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, watching the sun rise and bring the unique rock formations of the Pink Valley… Continue Reading →

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