Showing posts from February, 2015

I am traveling again

The last time I traveled, was in July. Now I am back on my bag again, this time with a friend. I am so used to doing things and figuring things on my own, but a company is always good. 
This time I am carrying Life of Pi with me. I finished Albom's One More Day in one seating on the way to Singapore so I think I am starting the year good. Starting the year with books is always good. Life of Pi has been lying around at home. 
The planning of this trip reminded me of how far I've come as a "young adult". I used to love things that are cultured, now I love them SO much more. But besides that, I am more inclined to choose simpler things (with the occasional adventure) and indulge in moments that will slip through my hands faster than I could say, holiday again. Like having a good meal, visiting a day of a theme park that would cost me a month of my car's monthly installment, or a simple accommodation that I can connect with the owner more. 
The planning of this trip rem…

Things I remember the most about Istanbul

I was walking down the street the other day and a flash of all things Istanbul came to mind. Maybe it’s the fresh juices around, maybe it’s the crowd, maybe it’s the festivity singing but for whatever reason, Istanbul came to mind.
The thing about traveling on foot is you get to experience the cities hand (and feet) on. It’s no surprise that I idolized Anthony Bourdain so much or the idea that he moves around close to the city’s pulse – because the truth of the matter is, there is no other way to experience a new city but by walking right into the streets’ pulse!
I loved Istanbul. I love the cultured, eccentricity and originality of a city like Istanbul. I had little knowledge of Turkey, but through Istanbul I am educated by bit. And now, I miss it. There are a few things about the city that I think one MUST experience (especially if you’re an easily amused, lady like me).

1) Teas 

How can you not? Turkey is voted / prized as the number 1 nation that drinks most teas per capita. And…