It was a Tuesday morning when we decided with my friend Gabi to explore its colorful streets. Luckily enough, we found ourselves straight into the weekly market, which was packed with locals. The sellers were calling their customers by name, as though they knew each other for a long time. The market prides itself with fresh organic produce, but you can also find clothes and branded cosmetics. After bargaining for a MAC eye shadow palette, like true housewives, we went on to find a good breakfast place.Read More
There is something about this unique place that keeps tourists coming in, sometimes booking a trip to Turkey solely to see Cappadocia. This fantasy land was formed over years of volcanic activity, which created the interesting caves, valleys and huge rock pillars. You have probably seen all the amazing sunrise images of colorful floating air-balloons, but the area has so much more to offer.Read More
In the morning the street was so quite, you could only hear the soft music coming from the charming corner café. When we entered, the staff was just adorable, trying to accommodate us the best possible. There are three seating options – inside, outside on the street, or on their roof terrace. The décor has a nostalgic touch, with its old gramophone, typewriters, velvet chairs and laced drapes. You’ll definitely have plenty to admire until the food arrives.Read More
Imagine this: you’re driving on the highway and you spot an airplane between apartment buildings. What a shock that must be, right? This is actually a real scene in Turkey, where they refurbished a Boeing cargo into a restaurant.Read More
My love for Turkey began through knowing its people. Little did I imagine back in 2015, when I decided to move to Istanbul, that my heart would be forever divided between Romania and Turkey. I cannot begin to express my gratitude towards the people that made me feel at home.Read More
I think sunsets are magic: from cotton candy clouds to drama queen shades, each day ends in different colors. There is a natural tendency to just stop and stare at a breathtaking sunset. I wish you can get caught in these beautiful moments and free your mind of future worries.
Here's one for your bucket list: take a sunset ferry between two continents and share your food with seagulls. If you're lucky, you might even spot some dolphins swimming in the Bosphorus.Read More
It was a beautiful, sunny Sunday morning in Istanbul, when we decided to escape.Read More