Category: TURKEY

Closing A Travel Chapter with a Hot-Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia


Returning to Cappadocia and getting to ride in another hot air balloon with Royal Balloon has been an emotional yet reflective experience for me.  I’ve grown and changed so much both as a person and where this travel journey has taken me. Although I did plan my year of ‘escape from my 9-7 corporate life’ to begin in Turkey, I never thought it would come full circle and end here too. From my basket, I looked out over the rising sun in the rose valley, surrounded by colorful hot air balloons. I’ve realized that travel has indeed changed me (as much as I claimed it wouldn’t). I’ve learnt so much in the last 2 years. My whole outlook on life has changed, and I can’t wait to share everything that I’ve learnt about full-time travel and life on the road with you.


The 90% Yes

IMG_2780When talking about the adventures, it somehow ends up revolving around the same few questions each time. Until you discover that I am actually all about sarcasm, inappropriate laughter and all about eavesdropping on conversations on public transport. But before we get into that and become best friends for life, we still have to get through the whole nine yards of how do you make friends or do you eat alone?


On Fethiye & That Moment Every Traveller Has


My grand plan for Turkey was not one that had Fethiye as my last stop in the country. I was to go on to Marmaris, Bodrum and Izmir – supposedly. But with my flights booked straight through to New York, I was on the clock. Technically, I could hop through the towns for a night or 2 each, but I really did not feel up for it. So I decided Fethiye was going to be my last – but it was going to be a good one!


Is Pamukkale worth it?

IMG_2959Back onto some Turkey posts for the time being, because I still miss it between pockets of NY latte drinking and yellow taxi watching…Just a few more to go! Promise. Posts every other day? Yeah it’s gonna be a thing on this site for a abit !! I’ve missed writing!

You know those stunning white terraces in Turkey that looks like snow, but people hang out on them and in them in swimwear. And that warm au naturale turquoise water traversing and overflowing from pool to pool..

Is travelling out to Pamukkale worth it then? Well…


9 Things To Do In Istanbul


Istanbul definitely had me at hello.
Extremely diverse while remaining culturally conservative, with an eclectic mix of East meets West, Istanbul takes a few days to get used to. But once you do, and learn to get around without much help from Google maps, the place grows on you and before you know it, a week has gone by in a flash.