Travel Flashback #30

Sumela Monastery Veiled in Fog

They say that a well-traveled person can never be in only one place. It’s so true. Our hearts always wander. They always long for distant lands we fell for. Mine is not an exception. That’s why every week from now on I will be posting one picture of a place that has been on my … Continue reading “Travel Flashback #30”

Travel Flashback #19

Uzungol

They say that a well-traveled person can never be in only one place. It’s so true. Our hearts always wander. They always long for distant lands we fell for. Mine is not an exception. That’s why every week from now on I will be posting one picture of a place that has been on my … Continue reading “Travel Flashback #19”

The Only Foreigner at Uzungöl

Uzungol

When I went to Trabzon last year I figured that traveling to this Turkish town is more about exploring its surroundings than wandering in the center. I’ve already blogged about Sumela, one of the most enchanting monasteries I’ve ever seen. Today it’s time to highlight another nearby gem, the Uzungöl Lake. I took a shuttle … Continue reading “The Only Foreigner at Uzungöl”

A Monastery Veiled in Fog: Sumela in November

Sumela Monastery Veiled in Fog

Last October was a harsh month. It was full of ups and downs which I will probably never discuss on this site. Some stories shall stay untold. I will only reveal one thing. The more tired I was, the itchier my feet were getting. One evening I was curled up in my bed daydreaming about … Continue reading “A Monastery Veiled in Fog: Sumela in November”

Travel Flashback #2

Istanbul

They say that a well-traveled person can never be in only one place. It’s so true. Our hearts always wander. They always long for distant lands we fell for. Mine is not an exception. That’s why every Friday from now on I will be posting one picture of a place that has been on my … Continue reading “Travel Flashback #2”

Colors and tastes of Istanbul Markets

Istanbul

If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul. Alphonse de Lamartine Istanbul has everything. Architecture, diversity, history, narrow alleys full of stories, dynamics, the cutest stray dogs in the universe, fantastic street food, stunning views. It stole my heart and it may steal yours if you go. … Continue reading “Colors and tastes of Istanbul Markets”

Cats of Istanbul

Istanbul

The cats of Istanbul. Stray cats that all should be named either Pasha or Sultan. They own the place. They got it right.

Istanbul in Black&White

Istanbul

“Life can’t be all that bad, I’d think from time to time. ‘Whatever happens, i can always take a long walk along the Bosphorus.” – Orhan Pamuk