Archive | October, 2011

Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 07

29 October 2011 | By Pawel | 7 Comments

Iran, Photography, Places

Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 07

Iran is a surprising country when it comes to its landscapes. It isn’t quite just dry and sandy as most of the countries in the Middle East. During our first few days here, we had to regretfully leave the company of the new friends we’d made in Tabriz and head on to the other places [...]

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Iran: Why would you go there?

29 October 2011 | By Lavanya | 9 Comments

Iran, Places, Trip Planning

Iran: Why would you go there?

If you thought our decision to quit our jobs and travel for an indefinite period of time in this economy was a bad idea, you’ll probably have more than a mouthful to say when you find out that we’re now in Iran and are planning to travel around the country for a few weeks. Yes, [...]

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Photos: Cappadocia, the Land of Fairy Chimneys

29 October 2011 | By Pawel | 8 Comments

Photography, Places, Turkey

Photos: Cappadocia, the Land of Fairy Chimneys

One of the main attractions in Cappadocia is to experience a hot air balloon ride over the Fairy Chimneys that turn the landscape into something that you normally see only in sci-fi movies. Especially at sunrise, when most of the flights are scheduled, the views tend to be particularly spectacular. Tens of balloons start their [...]

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Food in Turkey – Our Top Picks

20 October 2011 | By Lavanya | 6 Comments

Places, Travel Advice, Turkey

Food in Turkey – Our Top Picks

Turkey is a great place to visit not only for its sights, hospitable and friendly people but also for the food! Spending 4 weeks and travelling across the country we had a chance to sample different dishes, while most of them centered around meat (yumm!) here are our top picks. Pottery Kebab! We saw this [...]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 06

20 October 2011 | By Pawel | 4 Comments

Photography, Places, Turkey

Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 06

Cappadocia is world-renowned mostly thanks to its Fairy Chimneys, the unique rock formations that make this place truly unearthly. The best way to observe them is from one of the many hiking trails spread across the countryside. This photo was taken during our hike on one of the trails leading from Göreme (a quaint little [...]

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A day at the Turkish Hamam

18 October 2011 | By Lavanya | 2 Comments

Places, Travel Advice, Turkey

A day at the Turkish Hamam

You can truly enjoy your experience at a hamam only the second time around. As for the first time you’re too busy feeling awkward, trying to figure out the etiquette at such a place, wondering what, how much, and how much not to wear while trying hard not to stare at or do anything that [...]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 05

14 October 2011 | By Lavanya | 0 Comments

Photography, Places, Turkey

Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 05

Though it doesn’t usually get quite the acclaim as its neighbor Sultan Ahmed Mosque (also known as Blue Mosque), and is neither the biggest nor the oldest, but the Suleymaniye Mosque pictured here is definitely the grandest of them all. Commissioned by the greatest and most powerful of the Ottoman sultans – ‘Suleymaniye the Great’ [...]

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11 reasons to visit and always remember Istanbul

13 October 2011 | By Pawel | 18 Comments

Places, Travel Advice, Turkey

11 reasons to visit and always remember Istanbul

“If the Earth was a single state, Istanbul would be its capital” – Napoleon Bonaparte. I probably wouldn’t go so far in my judgement as Napoleon there, but I can assure you that Istanbul is certainly a place worth visiting! The city, previously known as Byzantium and Constantinople, was founded in 330 BC and since [...]

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Our night climb and the sunrise at Mt. Sinai

9 October 2011 | By Pawel | 7 Comments

Egypt, Places, Travel Advice

Our night climb and the sunrise at Mt. Sinai

Mount Sinai is one of the few places on earth important for followers of three different religions – Christians, Muslims and Jews. It is considered (not without some controversies) as the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments. Nowadays, this 2285 m (7497 ft) high peak is popular not only among the tourists seeking spiritual [...]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 04

5 October 2011 | By Pawel | 0 Comments

Photography, Places, Turkey

Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 04

Istanbul is a city spread across two continents – Europe and Asia, divided from each other by the navy blue waters of the Bosphorus (or Istanbul Strait). For the convenience of the citizens, different parts of the city are connected with each other by multiple bridges as well as with a network of ferries cruising [...]

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