For the past few days, I have enjoyed walking the streets of Tomsk, Russia. The wooden lace architecture fills them with both colour and a feeling of rustic beauty — and some with a worry of whether or not the building is about to fall onto itself at any moment!
After TBU, I felt refreshed. The travel blogging industry is definitely coming around. Important issues were being brought up to people that will listen, and bloggers making leeway into this new field were there to reveal some of their best secrets.
I get this question a lot, and it is not the easiest to answer… because Kyrgyzstan is a different place. You don’t really go there to see a huge, popular monument, and you don’t go to walk around all day in a famous museum.
I know it's about 1.5 months overdue, but I finally am taking the time to blog about the Travel Bloggers Unite conference in Umbria, Italy. I think the title gives away my feelings on the event, but if you're curious, you can read on to find out more.
When wanting to get closer to Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Hostelworld put us in touch with Cheers Hostel. After evaluating the hostel, we have to admit that Cheers is a friendly and memorable hostel that we'd love to stay at again and again.
We told Hostelworld that we wanted to head south of Istanbul to Canakkale so we could explore both Troy and Gallipoli. Hostelworld matched up our plans and set us up with a stay at the Anzac Hotel, right in the downtown of Canakkale.
Have you ever imagined going on a holiday to Europe but actually getting money refunded to you when you are flying home? Well, if you like shopping, then this Thrifty Thursday guest post by Jo Karnaghan will tickle your fancy!
The third day of our Intrepid Travel tour in Cappadocia involved bike riding... and let's just say that Pat and I are not bike people. It was an experience that I'm glad we attempted, but during those few hours, I'm sure we said once or twice that we would never get on a bike ever again!
I've always been an independent travel type of girl -- tending to shy away from big organized tours for the love of saving a couple bucks and having more free time, but... this tour really helped me see them in a different light.
To be honest, I was surprised I’d like Turkey so much. I think as soon as we left Istanbul, Turkish culture became real to me. I always feel that big cities are too worldly – there are generally too many cultures in one place, and too exposed to outside influences, not to mention too big and fast – to truly understand a country’s overall culture.