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Europe

Europe is a dream destination for many travellers. If you also plan on visiting and exploring the many sights in this continent, you can also find a wide range of options and inspiration through my posts. Browse the posts in this section to get travel tips and travel inspiration on places to see or things to do.

Whether you want to explore the city, or go off-the-beaten path to explore the adventurous things that Europe has to offer, I got you covered. I also have a few guest posts from my blogger friends to provide additional resource you can use when planning your European trip. I have included tips and inspiration from posts about my time in Germany, Turkey, Italy, and Norway. You can also learn about tour companies I used to experience the adventures I did. In addition, I have guest posts from my blogger friends on Switzerland and Belgium.

Cappadocia, Destinations, Europe, Turkey

Why You Must Go and What to Do in Cappadocia, Turkey

Imagine a place full of homes cut out of the rocks. A place where people still live in caves. It sounds like I have gone back to the time of cavemen! But here I am in Cappadocia in the highlands of Turkey where some of the nicest hotels are within a cave. This is just one of many things on the list of what to do in Cappadocia, Turkey.

 

Welcome to a land that feels like you are in the Flintstones.

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Cappadocia, Destinations, Europe, Turkey

Balloon Ride In Cappadocia, Turkey

(The following is a guest post by Naomi, from Probe Around The Globe blog)

 

I was travelling with my best friend through central Turkey when we reached the little village of Göreme in Cappadocia. We were travelling with a tour group and our tour leader explained the itinerary for the next days to us. As soon as he mentioned: sun set balloon ride in Cappadocia, our eyes locked. We didn’t need to consult each other. There was no need to think about the costs.

 

If ever you want to take a balloon ride somewhere, it has to be in Cappadocia, Turkey.

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Cappadocia, Destinations, Europe, Turkey

Hiking the Red and Rose Valley in Cappadocia

As I walked along the well worn trail through the valley, my eyes couldn’t help but look around in amazement at all the doorways cut into the rock. Abandoned homes and chapels that once was full of life. I’m hiking the Red and Rose Valley in Cappadocia.

 

I love exploring new places, climbing into empty spaces, not knowing what amazing things you will find inside. This hike is perfect for this. Exploring the caves and discovering amazing views out over the valley from small windows carved into the rock. Each home is a reminder of this ancient and mysterious time.

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Antalya, Destinations, Europe, Turkey

Rock Climbing in Turkey

“Just  don’t let go” and “pull yourself up” they shouted. I felt the pain in my fingertips, they were too tired. I felt myself falling down the cliff face, then snap, my climbing buddy caught me. I dangled on the rope like a worm on the end of a fishing line. I’ve never been so scared for my life as I was rock climbing in Turkey.

 

Now I am no expert at rock climbing and I hadn’t climbed since I was 16 years old but I felt like I was doing ok until we attempted a second climb here in Turkey, near Antalya. I am well known for not being scared easily and to me, rock climbing is all about trust and basically climbing from one hand and feet hole to the next. Well so I thought, but this was something else!

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Antalya, Destinations, Europe, Inspirational Trips, Turkey

Mount Tunc Turkey: Sun, Sea, Sand and SNOW!

With each step I take, I sink further and further into the soft snow. Perhaps there is a cavity due to rocks below me but with each step I felt the snow give way a little. I needed to move a little to the left, or perhaps to the right! Either way, I am not going to get very far if I continue like this. I’m hiking up the snow flanked Bronze mountain also known as Mount Tunc, near Antalya, Turkey.

 

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Destinations, Europe, Other

One day in Antwerp

(The following is a guest post by Kate the Great, from Elysianmoment blog)

 

Antwerp, is the second largest city in Belgium and has many proud sights to offer. But you’ve probably heard about this pocket-sized city from the movie “Snatch” or you just have good geographical knowledge. Nevertheless Antwerp is famous for a variety of things like the great painter Rubens, fashion and popular design schools, it’s harbour and last but not least a girl’s best friends, diamonds. Architecture is another aspect that makes this little metropolis so special. Most of the structures were built during the medieval times but you can also discover impressive Art Nouveau creations or even varied modern complexes.

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Destinations, Europe, Italy, Lake Garda

Horsing Riding in Lake Garda

Giovanni is a jolly Italian man with a passion for leading horse riding experiences in the Alto Garda Park, Lake Garda.  With years of experience, he started his guiding days at the young age of 18 years taking tourists on walking tours of the area. He then taught himself to ride and borrowed horses to take tourists out into the local area, to show off the beauty of the area he lived in. Now with Scuderia Castello ranch, Giovanni has a well run yard with healthy horses and can offer trips from a few hours in length to week long trips. You can learn more about my experience horse riding in Lake Garda below…

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Destinations, Europe, Italy, Lake Garda

The Iron Way, Lake Garda

On a beautiful day in Italy, I decided I wanted to experience via ferrata in Lake Garda. The actual translation for this is iron way,  and it is literally this, a way made of iron. Iron rungs and rope are added to the rock to supplement natural hand and foot holds. In the event you were to slip, your harness would break your fall. . . well falling too far!

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