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…

The Beautiful but Mysterious Sagpulon Falls

I lived most of my life in Cagayan de Oro City; however, I work in Cebu for few years. Last July, I went home and decided to visit one of the famous tourist destinations in Jasaan, Misamis Oriental, the Sagpulon Falls. The locals of Jasaan have been enjoying its beauty years before the Provincial Government…

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…

The Hanging Temple: One of the World’s Forgotten Wonders

After being mesmerized by the beauty of the ancient Yungang Grottoes, I was patiently waiting at the exit for my driver. Unfortunately, he needed few more passengers going to the Hanging Temple. The 2 Chinese tourists who were with me didn’t go with us. For almost an hour I waited for the driver to come…

A Quick Trip To Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

From Budva, Montenegro, there are direct international buses to Mostar. I chose to take a night bus that didn’t cross the Croatian border since I didn’t have a Schengen Visa at that time. The trip took roughly 6 hours for 25 euros. Cautious about the trip and at the same time trying to get some…

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…

A Day Tour: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Ubud, Bali is the center of Balinese tradition, culture and arts. Surrounding the town of Ubud are beautiful forests, mountains and rice paddies. The evidence of Balinese religion are evident in ancient and modern temples around town. Far from the crowded beaches and congested streets of Bali, Ubud is perfect  to those who would like to have a serene ambiance away from the city. Ubud…

How to go to Datong from Beijing via Sleeper Train

Beijing is the most crowded city I have been. At 6:00 PM, I was rushing to the train station to collect my train tickets. Beijing Train Station is massive and congested. I booked an overnight train online to Datong. From Beijing, Datong it was an 8-hour train ride. There were 2 options on how I…

How To Visit the Great Wall of China without the Expensive Tour

One of the most historical and jaw-dropping structures of the ancient world that until now has continued to awe the modern civilization is the magnificent Great Wall of China. Movies and books have immortalized its history. For hundreds of years, people have been so fascinated about its existence. Although it has lost its place as…

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…