Lifestyle, Travel

Strolling in the royal hunting grounds

Yildiz Park: the north point on the hill, you walk the slope down from here. Hidden in a silent lonely hill, away from the skyscrapers, hustle and bustle of the cafes, shops and bars, in an old suburb of Beşiktaş district lies Yildiz park (Yıldız Sarayı). The entrance to the park eluded me several times,… Continue reading Strolling in the royal hunting grounds

Emotions, Travel

Neutralize in the still void of the wilderness

The silent silver shoots with the ice capped peaks in the backdrop. I left the city for a break one winter. The break was like a desperate escape from the fast paced city life. I went to a village not even on the map. It was a 2 hour drive from the Argaeus Volcano (Mount… Continue reading Neutralize in the still void of the wilderness

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The genie of the cave

Whilst travelling sometimes such trips pop up that are far more profound than others. Tourism is not only for relaxing enjoying and having a great time, sometimes they have an impact on your soul, they stir up a kind of spiritual portal inside of you which you never knew existed. It was enormous, the Gökgöl… Continue reading The genie of the cave

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Hierapolis, the mysterious ancient healing centre

The east side of the travertines open for tourists, they are huge and sparkle like crystals. On a drive from a small city Denizli on a scorching hot day a scene strikes the eye with such awe that it leaves a person speechless. Situated right in the heart of the empty dry fields of the… Continue reading Hierapolis, the mysterious ancient healing centre

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The wonderful sea : beaches of Kuşadası

Kuşadası town main square, a sea heaven! When it comes to travelling there are three places which can never go wrong : sea, forest and ancient ruins, pack them all together and you get the perfect travel experience. For all the fortunate people out there on the beaches, it's a gift like no other, but… Continue reading The wonderful sea : beaches of Kuşadası

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Mermaids and waterfalls, fairies and forests

in April two years ago the adventure of a lifetime was the most relaxing way to spend the spring. Though we cannot access travel now but a nostalgia of the beautiful adventures could bring the home-imprisoned world of today some solace and hope. For anyone travelling form outside Turkey, as you fly to Istanbul at… Continue reading Mermaids and waterfalls, fairies and forests

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An ode to the tulips of Istanbul

The Tulip Festival in Istanbul at Emirgan Park every April is an event none would like to miss!! Sadly due to the Coronavirus pandemic this year as I feared the beautiful tulip festival of Istanbul was cancelled. To bring the spirit of spring and the wonderful festival to the world again this year I pay… Continue reading An ode to the tulips of Istanbul

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Where the goblins dwell : The Black Mountains Karaca Cave

Beautiful, mysterious, perilous to say the least the Karaca Cave, a place not for humans only the goblin-kind could dwell at such a height! The journey to a lonely cave from Trabzon city to the Karaca Cave known as Karaca Mağarası in Gümüşhane province was even more breathtaking and challenging than the cave itself. The… Continue reading Where the goblins dwell : The Black Mountains Karaca Cave

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As above so below: Cappadocia- the strangest mysterious place I have ever seen

The Fairy Chimneys formed from wind erosion as far as I understand If I could stress on one word it would be "peculiar" and very wierd indeed. From the many places I have seen by far the strangest was Cappadocia located in central Turkey. And its not just the place. The feeling, the energy of… Continue reading As above so below: Cappadocia- the strangest mysterious place I have ever seen

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Flying in the sky – letting go of fear & surrendering to the wind

The most frightening and liberating experience of my entire life. Spread your wings and prepare to fly, for you have become a butterflyMariah carey- butterfly Being a person with a major height phobia and panic issues this was truly a death's well for me. My friends and I had decided to go to the south… Continue reading Flying in the sky – letting go of fear & surrendering to the wind