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…

Kotor, Montenegro in Less Than 12 Hours

I visited the coastal town of Kotor and the whole of Kotor Bay via boat which sailed from the Great Port of Montenegro. Kotor is only 45 minutes away from Budva by bus and regular bus trips are conveniently available at a reasonable cost. I purchased a daily excursion ticket which included outbound and inbound transport…

Day 2 – Walking Tour: Budapest, Hungary

On the other side of the river is a park, opposite to it is the Four Seasons Hotel. From Buda, a walk towards Pest has an incredible view . Once you arrive at the other side of the city ( Pest ) allow yourself some time to admire the Buda Castle and the hill from afar, especially at night…

Day 1 – Walking Tour: Budapest, Hungary

This old city is the capital of Hungary. Until 1873, Buda and Pest were two individual cities separated by the Danube River. Since the merge, Budapest is the biggest city in the country and one of the biggest in Europe with a population of 3.3 million. Upon arrival in the city by plane, take a…

Quick Trip to Venice, Italy

I took the regular train from the main train station of Bologna located at the northern  inner circular road (old downtown walls). There are two types of trains from Bologna to Venice; the speed train and the regular train service (12 euros). It leaves the station hourly. Regular trains does not provide tickets and assigned seat numbers thus in rush hours…

24 Hours in Tirana, Albania

In my great Balkan visit, I stayed one day in Tirana, Albania to see what it can offer to a backpacker like me. Unfortunately, there was nothing much.  Although Albania has beautiful landscapes to visit where you can set up your tents. The capital city has only few interesting places for visitors. The city centre is…

Travel Guide: Eurasia – Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul has land areas in two continents, Asia and Europe. These two continents are split by Bosporus (Strait of Istanbul), the world’s narrowest natural strait that connects the Black Sea to the Marmara Sea as well as the Aegean Sea. Bosporus is roughly 32 km long and currently has 2 functioning bridges (Bogazici and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridges). A third bridge…

Travel Guide Europe: Skopje, Macedonia

Skopje is the starting city of my 9-day Great Balkan Tour. During my 9-day trip, I visited 7 cities from 5 Balkan countries. You can read about this trip through this blog city by city. My flight arrived at Skopje Alexander the Great Airport in the morning. At the airport, Alexander the Great welcome visitors…

Travel Guide: Budva, Montenegro

Budva is the most famous city of Montenegro. It is located on the Adriatic coast between  high mountains and old pine trees. Budva is roughly 5 hours from the capital of Montenegro, Podgorica by bus. There are many direct flights from most of the European cities. It has its own airport and during summer, frequent flights ease…

Travel Guide Eurasia: Istanbul, Turkey

Arrival Istanbul has two international airports. The old Istanbul Ataturk International Airport is the main airport in terms of international travels. It is located at the European side of Istanbul. The newer Sabiha Gokcen (named after the First Turkish Woman pilot, also an adopted daughter of Ataturk) is located in the Anatolian side of the city….