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 […]

Venice and La Biennale (and some eco-friendly tips)

Italy is Always a Good Idea So much has been said about Venice, can I tell you something new? I am sure that many tourist guides and internet pages cover the history of the city and must see places, that is why I won’t write many things about it. But I can confirm, that even […]

Week 17: Love from Beirut

In this week of my #52breakfasts challenge, I will take you on a journey to Beirut, Lebanon. Instead of a Turkish breakfast culture, let’s indulge into a Lebanese breakfast culture. This has been my first visit to Beirut and I’ve spent there just a few days, so I didn’t really have much time to discover […]

The Balyan Family: Royal Architects of the Late Ottoman Empire

(This piece was originally published and written for Yabangee; all photos are courtesy of Zeeshan Malick.) Istanbul was the capital of the Ottoman Empire for centuries. Sultans and their wives, princes, viziers and pashas loved to show their power and wealth by building palaces, mosques, hamams, summer houses (köşk) and other types of buildings. Who doesn’t […]

TravelersBox

A few days ago I’ve been traveling back home from the Istanbul’s Atatürk airport and I’ve seen an interesting thing: A so called TravelersBox. It’s a machine, where you can deposit the cash left from your trip. The good thing is, that it also accepts coins (which are usually not accepted at the exchange offices). […]

V Istanbul za 99€ in druge akcije :)

Turkish Airlines ima ponovno akcijo letalskih kart za 99€. Pogoje nakupa si natančno preberite na njihovi spletni strani, tukaj delim samo nekaj osnovnih informacij: Turkish Airlines new offer – flight tickets for only 99€ for some european destinations, including Ljubljana! Nakup karte / purchase period: 10.10. – 31.10.2014Obdobje potovanja / Travel period: 1.11.2014 – 13.2.2015 […]

Istanbul low budget #2: Sightseeing for free

In the previos blog post about low budget Istanbul, I shared with you some advices which, I hope, will help you to save some money while travelling. (you can read it here) In this blog post, I would like to share with you some of the top free (or almost free) Istanbul’s attractions. Sultanahmet square […]

Istanbul Low Budget

Istanbul is a huge city which offers many different activities, like sightseeing, shopping, eating out, parties, different tours, etc. This also means, that you can spend a lot of money, especially if you are foreigner or yabanci (yabangee). So here is a little guide how to save some money and still enjoy your visit in […]

15% popusta za lete iz Ljubljane* 15% off for flight tickets from Ljubljana

Če nameravate potovati s Turkish Airlines do konca julija, potem vam bo tale popust prišel prav. Vse kar morate storiti je, da postanete član programa flyljubljana, letalsko karto pa morate kupiti na Letališču Ljubljana.Podrobne informacije lahko dobite na tej povezavi. If you’re planning to fly from Ljubljana with Turkish Airlines until the end of July, […]

How to reach the city center from Sabiha Gökçen or Atatürk aiport?

Istanbul has 2 aiports: Atatürk Aiport in European side and Sabiha Gökçen Aiport in Asian part. Third aiport is under construction. Atatürk Airport (European side) Transportation: There are IETT buses to Taksim (number 96T). Other option is metro which goes to Aksaray. After this you can use tramway, which takes you to Sultanahmet, Eminönü, Karaköy […]