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From Sweet Grapes to Dry Raisins in Turpan

I have to confess I did not know much about Turpan. We first heard the name from a fellow traveler we met trekking in the Mongolian Altai Mountains. But the mention of the Silk Road quickly me sold me. We… Continue Reading →

How to Choose Your Galapagos Islands Cruise

The Galapagos rang a particular mystic note in our mind. Of course, there are the legendary finches, and Darwin’s Theory of Evolution changed how the world viewed the history of mankind. But first and foremost, the remoteness of the places, its… Continue Reading →

A Drive to the End of the World – On the Mackenzie River Ice Road to Tuk

White road. White horizon. White sky. A drive on the ice road of the frozen Mackenzie River from Inuvik to Tuk in Arctic Canada. Our week in Inuvik primarily focused on mushing our own dog sled team but part of… Continue Reading →

Kayaking Through Fishing Villages and Caves in Halong Bay

When we looked at Halong Bay cruises, I checked checking the different activities available and kayaking was a popular one. As occasional kayakers, this would be a great opportunity to be active and discover the bay. Many of the tours… Continue Reading →

How to Pick Your Tanzania Safari

Tanzania is one of the best safari destinations, with world-famous parks like Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, where you can find the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and the nearly extinct rhinoceros) in their natural habitat. How to Safari Defining… 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 →

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. Old Istanbul: A Walk Through Ancient Time We spent a couple… Continue Reading →

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