by Kathy | Oct 25, 2022 | Turkey
Turkey is a country known for its interesting historical sights, beautiful coastline and engaging culture. Tourists come to relax at one of many luxurious spas, and even to access the affordable healthcare the country has to offer.
Hosting up to 51 million international tourists a year, Turkey is a popular destination that ranked as the 4th most popular tourist destination in the world in 2021 – that’s up two places in just two years. And Turkey’s popularity shows no sign of slowing down.
by Kathy | Jun 26, 2019 | Destinations, Inspirational Trips, Nepal
I had wanted to visit Nepal to go trekking in the Himalayas for a long time and finally I managed to get some time off my job in 2013. I knew which company I wanted to do the trek with, World Expeditions. I had used World Expeditions before to summit Kilimanjaro and I liked their ethics when it comes to the guides and the porters. In addition, they had routes which stayed on the beaten track and those which are completely off the beaten track.
by Kathy | Nov 28, 2017 | Asia, Destinations, Europe, Inspirational Trips, Musings
On the 26th November 2016, I boarded a flight at Manchester Airport. On the 27th November, I landed in Seoul, South Korea. Today marks one year of travel and what a year of travel it has been! One year on and I am at home again. Not to stay but on a visit and to drop off my Camping Car after a summer in Europe before heading once again on a long haul flight.
I was asked by my sister-in-law if I ever got homesick. Well what you are going to read about my year of travel will make you understand why I don’t. With people all over the world welcoming me into their lives and making their house my home. How can I?
by Kathy | Sep 15, 2017 | Asia, Destinations, Eurasia, Europe, Free Things To Do, Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul, a transcontinental city in both Europe and Asia. Istanbul straddles the Bosphorus Strait resulting in it being part of Eurasia. I have to admit Istanbul surprised me. The first time I went there, I had 10 days free and was keen to explore Istanbul attractions and activities, as well as other areas within that region. I loved the city so much, I stayed there for the full 10 days. We all know that exploring cities can be expensive wherever you are in the world which is why I have put together these 10 free things to do in Istanbul.
by Kathy | Sep 9, 2017 | Asia, Destinations, Eurasia, other, Turkey
Eğirdir (pronounced eh-yer-deer) sits between Lake Eğirdir and Mount Sivri in the highlands of Turkey. This height gives Eğirdir a much cooler climate and is a welcome respite from Anatolia’s heat. Many people think that there is little to do in Egirdir but relax and take in the amazing views. These people are mistaken. Here are my top ten things to do in Eğridir to add to your itinerary:
by Kathy | Aug 22, 2017 | Asia, Cappadocia, Destinations, Eurasia, 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.