Our 7 Favourite Winter Destinations

WINTER IS COMING.  We just arrived in Berlin and it’s very clear that winter is almost upon us. We are freezing, and it’s not even December yet! (It also doesn’t help that we were on a tropical island in the Andaman Seas last week). So, while I crank up the heaters, burrow my feet in […]

Roadtripping Turkey

Driving through the West of Turkey was one of the most wonderful travel experiences – without knowing much in terms of what to expect from the landscape, we saw the earth rising up to snow-capped mountainous peaks, dip low into fertile valleys, open up to reveal beautifully placid lakes, and sink into the cyan-blue of […]

The 6 Least Touristy Things To Do in Istanbul

Many people could visit Istanbul and never leave Sultanahmet – the tourist hotspot. And with good reason: there are so many incredible things to see and do that, during a shorter visit, it might not even be necessary to begin to explore the rest of the city (See The 6 Most Touristy Things To Do […]

The 6 Most Touristy Things To Do in Istanbul

We lived in Istanbul for a couple of months in the beginning of this year and it was some of the funnest and most interesting months in our lives. We got to make friends, learn some Turkish, and as each day passed we felt less like tourists and more like locals. But every now and […]

A Guide To Turkish Food – Eat This, Drink That

“Dear Diary, I am so fat. At least I’ve still got a great personality, though…? Oh, there’s the pastry cart! BRB.” …is what I my diary entries would have looked like in Istanbul if I were to keep diaries. I constantly tell people that I still feel like I ate the whole entire Istanbul. I […]

Shopping in Turkish, or How Not to Consume Ayran

I love preparing my own food. I plan weekly meals and buy the ingredients that I need so that nothing goes bad and so that I don’t have to sit with the ‘what-are-we-eating-tonight’ problem. I’ve always looked forward to cooking that first meal whenever we have moved or been away on vacation. So, after a […]

How to Escape the City of Istanbul

Istanbul – a global city spanning two continents; settled in both Europe and Asia. It is the economic and cultural heart of Turkey and dates back more than three millennia, having been the capital of the Roman, Latin and Ottoman Empires. The city has seen the rise and fall of Phoenicia, Ancient Greece, Ancient Persia, […]