“Don’t stay with men. They will think you want sex because you are a Western woman.” This was the warning I was given about CouchSurfing in Turkey.
He came to my aid when I was questioned by Turkish guards. Then he spent the day showing me around his home town. He was one of those people that make travelling so wonderful. Yet I can’t remember his name.
The colourful Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is billed as one of the craziest marketplaces in the world. Visiting it is certainly is an experience. Be prepared to spend, or have some good excuses.
Here’s five great cafes to check out when visiting Edinburgh, Istanbul, Paris, Lisbon and Barcelona.
It’s been three months and the verdict on spontaneous travel is in: I LOVE IT. It hasn’t always been easy, but the experience has changed how I’ll travel in the future.
Visiting a Turkish Hamam in the town of Antakya was one of the most invasive, awkward and confusing experiences I’ve ever had.
Visiting Pamukkale made me really, really happy. It is such a beautiful, natural sight and I’d never seen anything like it. The white cliffs trickling with warm water from the hot springs below the ground are spectacular. In case you never have the chance to see it for yourself, this is what it’s all about.