Food in Turkey – Our Top Picks

Food in Turkey – Our Top Picks

20 October 2011 | By Lavanya | 6 Comments

Places, Travel Advice, Turkey

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

Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 06

20 October 2011 | By Pawel | 4 Comments

Photography, Places, Turkey

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

A day at the Turkish Hamam

18 October 2011 | By Lavanya | 2 Comments

Places, Travel Advice, Turkey

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

Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 05

14 October 2011 | By Lavanya | 0 Comments

Photography, Places, Turkey

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

11 reasons to visit and always remember Istanbul

13 October 2011 | By Pawel | 18 Comments

Places, Travel Advice, Turkey

“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

Our night climb and the sunrise at Mt. Sinai

9 October 2011 | By Pawel | 7 Comments

Egypt, Places, Travel Advice

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

Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 04

5 October 2011 | By Pawel | 0 Comments

Photography, Places, Turkey

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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Why you should visit Dahab (Egypt)

Why you should visit Dahab (Egypt)

2 October 2011 | By Lavanya | 6 Comments

Egypt, Places, Travel Advice

Most people don’t usually associate travelling in the Middle East with calm, tranquility and hippie beach towns. While this is fairly an accurate picture there is but one exception- Dahab in Egypt. It’s been often compared to a small Thai town, quite unlike its big brother – the touristy and over-priced Sharm el Sheikh. Catering […]

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Photos: Remains of the Egyptian Revolution

Photos: Remains of the Egyptian Revolution

27 September 2011 | By Pawel | 2 Comments

Egypt, Photography, Places

The Revolution of 25 January was definitely a milestone in the history of modern Egypt. Suppressed over 30 years by the Hosni Mubarak’s regime, millions of Egyptians joined their efforts and protested against it in numerous cities and towns spread across the whole country. Tahrir Square in Cairo was the main hub and focal point […]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 03

Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 03

27 September 2011 | By Pawel | 3 Comments

Egypt, Photography, Places

This photo was taken from one of the minarets of Al Azhar mosque in Cairo, which I had to climb in complete darkness just as the evening prayers were about to start.    

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