istanbul part 3: spontaneity is the essence of life

What happens when two women don't pay attention in traffic? Well, usually chaos - however our mini chaos turned out to be an extremely enriching and exciting adventure. As usual, we started our day with a scrumptious Turkish breakfast and planned to spend the larger part of our day exploring Topkapi Palace; which according to … Continue reading istanbul part 3: spontaneity is the essence of life

istanbul part 2: sultanahmet district

Our second day started with the most beautiful sunshine, warmth and Turkish breakfast (which became our ritual for the next few days). We planned to visit the historical sights of Sultanahmet District which is a few tram stops away from our hotel. The tram system in Istanbul is highly commendable and extremely easy to use. It is … Continue reading istanbul part 2: sultanahmet district

istanbul: where the east meets the west

Today's postcard is a flashback to a special trip taken earlier this year. My mum and I visited Istanbul in March to celebrate my birthday, and despite the chilly weather, we had an incredible time. Known as the magical meeting place between the East and West, Istanbul has been a traveler's dream for centuries, and so I am … Continue reading istanbul: where the east meets the west

the magic of winter

Having lived in Africa throughout our childhood, my brother and I never considered winter to be a magical season. Our festive holidays were spent tanning by the swimming pool - the furthest thing you can imagine from snow! It wasn't until I moved to Switzerland for university, when I got my real first taste of winter. … Continue reading the magic of winter