A Budget Traveller’s Guide to Istanbul

Istanbul rose to become the 5th most visited city in the world in 2015. During my first ever visit to Istanbul this summer it was easy to see why. Not many cities can keep Shaun and I fully entertained for just under a whole week and our days were still packed full, plus we left […]

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The Fairy Tale Land of Cappadocia – A Budget Travel Guide

Cappadocia is a place that should be on every travellers bucket list. It’s scenery is like no other and even when you’re there, it’s weird and wonderful landscape is hardly believable. These rather odd looking geological formations are otherwise known as ‘Fairy Chimneys’ and at night, you can even sleep inside one. How to Get There A popular way to […]

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Itinerary for 5 days exploring Bulgaria – Veliko Tărnovo & Sozopol

After travelling in Romania, we wanted to make a few stops in Bulgaria before heading into Turkey. After lots of research I decided on the scenic town of Veliko Tărnovo up in the Northern mountains and the small coastal town of Sozopol on the South East Coast. We decided not to go to any major […]

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What to Expect at a Turkish Hamam

It was the end of our time in Turkey and we decided we wanted to try a traditional Turkish bath, known in Turkey as a ‘Hamman’. It had been 7 years since I had last been in Turkey; I didn’t join my friends on the day they went to a Turkish bath and although afterwards […]

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Travels in Transylvania – A 6 Day Itinerary

For months I’d been dreaming of being up in the mountains of Transylvania; medieval castles perched steep in the rocky mountain tops surrounded by misty clouds. Villages of cute little houses where people still ride on horse and carriage. Medieval towns with cobbled pebble streets, pointy church tops and colourful old houses with wooden shutters […]

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