Part 2 – Pamukkale and Hierapolis Ancient City

During my trip, the day started bright and sunny but eventually it turned gloomy with gustily showers in the afternoon. I paused for a while and took refuge at a gardener’s shade to keep myself dry. The rain was heavy and was not seizing so I initiated a conversation with the gardener who I personally…

Part 1 – Pamukkale and Hierapolis Ancient City

Pamukkale is a town in Denizli city of Turkey. The name comes from two Turkish words; “Pamuk” and “Kale” which means cotton and castle. So basically it means castle made of cotton. This is not an imaginary name after all. It is named after a unique natural phenomenon; the abundance of hot springs rich in…

Ljubljana, Slovenia – Brief Adventure of a Globetrotter

I took the coach from Venezia Tronchetto,  coaches leave Venice in the afternoon via Trieste and reaches Ljubljana at night. As soon as I got to the city, I looked for my hostel and checked in for a good night sleep.  Ljubljana has amazing hostels with reasonable prices. For instance, the hostel where I stayed…

Bologna, Italy: Brief Adventure of a Globetrotter

Recently I have been to a small and compact adventure through south-east Europe. I would like to share my experience with you travel addicts to help you organize your own. My journey started in Bologna but it was only used as a travel hub at this time (Bologna has a larger airport than Venice and…

Hacıllı Köyü, Kamp Alanı Ve şelaleler

Keywords: hacilli, hacıllı, selale, şelale, kamp alanı, İstanbul, şile, piknik, ağva, yakın Bu yazımda İstanbul’a konum itibari ile çok da uzak olmayan kamp alanları içerisinde son zamanlarda popülerlik kazanan yine İstanbul’un Şile ilçesine bağlı bir kamp alanı ve onu çevreleyen güzelliklerden bahsedeceğim. Her ne kadar kamp alanları ile ilgili yazı paylaşmasam da bu bölge beni…

Day 2: Backpacking Kiev, Ukraine

The next day, I continued what I started the day prior. My itinerary was full since I had a flight to catch evening of the same day. I walked back the same street going to the Golden City Gate and turned right towards the National Opera House. Pleased that the Opera House and Tsveto-muzykalnyy Fontan…

Day 1: Backpacking Kiev, Ukraine

Saturday morning, I arrived at Kiev Boristol International Airport. It was roughly 2 hours flight from Ankara, Turkey. Ukrainian Airways has promotional roundtrip fare for 100USD from Istanbul with few hours layover in Ankara. To the city center, I left the airport through the airport shuttle service for 3 Euros, but in local currency, Ukrainian…

Zagreb, Croatia in Less Than 24 Hours

Zagreb is only 145 km from Ljubljana and the cost of getting there is not so expensive. Croatia has many places to visit such as Dubrovnik or Zadar which are mostly located in the Dalmatian coast of the country.   When I got to the city, it was already dark. From the coach station, I…

Quick Trip to Ohrid, Macedonia

Located at the Southwest of Macedonia, Ohrid is a unique small resort city at the shores of Lake Ohrid. This city has a touch of both, the old and the new. Medieval houses, a historical fortress and the ruins of the once great city of Macedonia is evidently harmonizing with the rapid modernization of the city. Ohrid…

Day 2: A Tour to Cappadocia, Turkey

The next day was another long day and we kicked off early. After having an open buffet breakfast with local dairy products, we hit the road at around 8:00AM and headed for the first stop of the day, the Goreme Open-air Museum. The museum contains the finest rock-cut churches, with beautiful frescoes (wall paintings). The Goreme Open…

Day 1: A Tour to Cappadocia, Turkey

Recently, I have done a small tour in Cappadocia region. The tour took 2 nights and 2 days starting from Istanbul. Cappadocia region is part of the city of Nevsehir which is around 750km from Istanbul. The most convenient way of travelling is by air. It only takes 1 hour 15 minutes, but since the…

Cappadocia, Turkey’s Land of Fairy Chimneys

Cappadocia has specific geological features which cannot be seen in any other parts of the world, there used to be three active volcanoes scatted in the region and their eruptions throughout the years created multi-layered lava-covered plain. The porous rock formed by consolidation of volcanic ash is called tuff. It is soft, easy to carve and…