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I wish you nice clicking through my world. Are you planning to visit Istanbul or Turkey? Do you need a travel plan or want me to create one for you? Then get in touch with me. You can also attend my Airbnb experience. If you want to create your own Airbnb Experience you can do […]

Running around the World: the Pyramids Half Marathon

I have started running only a few years ago. My first run (at the event) was in September 2014. I run 7 km. Approximately 2 months after, in November 2014, I have run my first 10k at the Istanbul Marathon. It was difficult to finish 10k, but at the same time amazing because of two […]

View on the empty bridge over the Bosphorus during the 48 hours lockdown. Source: DailyNation on YouTube

Istanbul in the Times of Corona

I am writing these lines during the total lockdown – the longest so far. During the past two weekends lockdown in 31 cities across Turkey lasted 48 hours, right now, however, we are in the midst of 96 hours long lockdown. The reason for the longer lockdown is the National Sovereignty and Children’s Day, a […]

El Acebo de San Miguel

One Place& One Book: Galicia

Reading is a synonym of travelling. I have probably travelled more pages than miles. Now that we are slowing down our lives for a while (and speeding up our bytes), we also have a great opportunity to read more or to remember where have we travelled and which books took us there. I hope to […]

One Place& One Book: Naples

Reading is a synonym of travelling. I have probably travelled more pages than miles. Now that we are slowing down our lives for a while (and speeding up our bytes), we also have a great opportunity to read more or to remember where have we travelled and which books took us there. I hope to […]

January: What to do in Istanbul today

Happy 2020! I hope you had a great start in the new year. As you might have noticed, I have renewed my blog in 2019. It got a new name (Spell A World) and a new image. Most of my blog posts are about Istanbul and Turkey, however, I plan to write more about other […]

Looking Back to 2019: Events That Surprised Istanbulites

We tought it would never happen, but here it is: The New Airport We knew that they were building it. We knew that they planned to build the biggest of them all. But we also kind of hope that they would cancel the project. There were many rumors about it (good and bad), but what […]

Week #34: A Hidden Balcony

Karaköy and Kadıköy seem to be two neighbourhoods where breakfast options seem infinite. Since I moved to Kadıköy a few months ago, it has become much easier to explore this side of Istanbul. (Though my idea, when I started with the #52breakfasts project in 2018 was to cover most parts of Istanbul equally, it now […]

Gift of Vesuvius: Herculaneum and Pompeii

Pompeii and Herculaneum have been on my bucket list for a long time. I am so happy that I have finally found the time and visited both of them. Of course, without visiting Vesuvius and eating Margherita in Naples, plus drinking Aperol Spritz, my trip wouldn’t be complete. If you are in Italy, the best […]