It’s pretty hard to squeeze everything in a day trip to Istanbul, but that need not stop us from trying. In this post I’ll walk you through the top places to see, followed by a plan to target visiting everything in a day. We will not waste any time entering many museums since this is a day trip (and since you’ll come back anyways).
In the little time that I spent in there, I felt that Turkey had something to offer to tourists and travellers of all kinds. The country is full of wonderful natural sights and urban chaos, a mix of the religious and the liberals, delicious food and thousands of years of history. There are plenty of tour operators as well as infinite options for do-it-yourself types. Let me show you why Turkey is, indeed, for everyone.
Sharing some simple tips and tricks I regularly use to improve my photography technique. Learning photography is a long process, so I try to learn a little at a time.
Afghanistan has been on my list for a while and I was initially planning a six month trip from Kabul to Istanbul. Unfortunately that’s a long time commitment so I am thinking of doing something shorter. Parts of Afghanistan are now free from the Taliban and safe (well…) to travel and I am looking into traveling to some places in the region.
Indian travellers often complain that they face lots of restrictions on their travels due to the limitations of the Indian passport. Indeed, India ranks poorly on the visa restrictions index since only 51 countries will allow Indian citizens to either travel there without visa or get a visa on arrival. However, let’s look at the silver lining shall we?
Watching “The Nutcracker” performed by the Bolshoi ballet in Moscow’s Kremlin was one of the highlights of my trip to Russia. The setting, the music, costumes and the performances were perfect! Storytelling by young men and women with long legs jumping and spinning around the stage on their toes while wearing funky costumes = priceless.
One of the distinctive features of the buildings in Le Plateau are their external spiraling staircases. A simple feature, but it transforms the character of the streets completely, doesn’t it. When I walk on the sidewalks, it seems as if the large buildings are descending to the ground to greet me!
Contrasting two of Ecuador’s rural weekly markets: A grand market at Otavalo and a smaller market at Saquisili. What’s the test for authenticity? Join me as I examine some clues from Saquisili market that may help answer the question.