The Solo Female Traveler’s Guide to Istanbul

Lying on the banks of the Bosphorus, Istanbul is a city that is thousands of years old, and that originally was known as Byzantium, and later, Constantinople, before adopting the name Istanbul in the early 20th century. In Istanbul, you will find that architecture, culture and trade routes converge from all over the world to … Continue reading The Solo Female Traveler’s Guide to Istanbul

Istanbul

Traveler: Danielle Gervalis When: September 2018 Overall Experience:  An urban blend of east and west, Istanbul is a perfect combination of ancient and modern life. It seems like every corner has historical significance to some faction of civilization. It’s insane to comprehend the centuries of life that happened here! Zapping back to the present, I … Continue reading Istanbul

Crusader trail in Adana and Hatay

Setting off for the city of Antioch and eventually hoping for Jerusalem, crusaders left traces in Adana and Hatay provinces in southern Turkey About a thousand years ago, give or take, some wealthy landowners in central and western Europe got the idea into their heads they should travel across the entire continent to retake the … Continue reading Crusader trail in Adana and Hatay

Amasya: Two-day guide to the historic Black Sea city

There is no way to describe and do justice to the natural beauty of the Black Sea, but if you are looking for a place that blends the best of Mother Nature and the history of former civilizations, Amasya seems like a tailor-made destination As usual, you have found yourself utterly bored and craving an … Continue reading Amasya: Two-day guide to the historic Black Sea city

Hasankeyf: A dreamland of southern Turkey

Hasankeyf is a 10,000-year-old settlement on the Tigris River in southeast Turkey. Once a crucial stop for the Silk Road, today it is full of remnants from every conceivable period of human civilization, including the earliest days of the Neolithic revolution right up until the Roman, Mongol and Ottoman empires. It is a gorgeous combination … Continue reading Hasankeyf: A dreamland of southern Turkey