Alternatives to the crowded Blue Mosque: The incredible Suleymaniye Mosque and it’s authentic neighbourhood!

Strolling around Istanbul, the intoxicating air of history, the well worn streets and the breathlessness of the electrifying hum draws you into its endless energy. A city split between two continents, a city of sharp contrasts and diversity, a beacon of symbolism for Turkey, its modern incarnation and long historic enduring historic past. It’s a

A practical guide to visiting Turkey: Safety, visas and travel in this incredible country.

Turkey is a mystical land, both swathed in ancient myth and modern misconceptions. From the crumbling ruins of Constantinople to the lingering charms of the Persian empire and the blossoming republic that arose with Ataturk from the Ottoman era. Turkey is vast, diverse, charming and also quite different to what people first imagine. With the

A guide to the Fethiye region of Turkey: Oludeniz, Hisaronu & Kaya. A beautiful, historic paradise!

We decided to head down to Fethiye from Istanbul as a slight (12hour night bus!) detour off our route though Eastern Europe. This is an area we are very much familiar with having spent many happy holidays as kids on the stunning beaches of Turkey’s south coast. Returning here we came for a holiday after 2.5

A day sailing in the Mediterranean, snorkeling with Turtles & Exploring the hidden beaches of Fethiye, Turkey

After 2.5 months backpacking around Eastern Europe one of the reasons we took the detour to come down to Fethiye was to have a break! Now, we love backpacking, actually more than we ever imagined! But it can be tiring, so two weeks spent on the beaches on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, relaxing around

The Princes Islands of Istanbul. Getting off the beaten track on these beach lined, historic and unique islands in the Bosphorus

Istanbul is an amazing city, the energy that rises from this huge metropolis is contagious and the chaotic nature of it is a charm. Yet with such a massive and city it can get overwhelming, with traffic, people, shouting and the smog that often lingers above the historic minarets of the Blue Mosque and down

A guide to Istanbul: The energetic & historic city that sits on two continents!

Istanbul had been a bucket list destination for a long time for us, having an intimate relationship with Turkey over the years there always felt like there was something missing having never been to the cultural capital of a country we love. Despite the political climate in Turkey Istanbul is still a safe, fascinating and impressive

Discovering the magic of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. The bucket list items that tell the tale of historic Istanbul!

We have always wanted to visit Istanbul, when we dreamt of this bustling city we couldn’t look much further than the twin icons of the city: The Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia. At first glance we expected just to find two wonderful mosque to visit and tick off the bucket list. But little did

Is it safe to visit Turkey? We headed to amazing Istanbul, Fethiye & Cappadocia and this is what we found.

When we decided to make a detour to Turkey on our travels around Eastern Europe this year it brought about universal signs of upset and disbelief. Whilst down in Plovdiv, Bulgaria we decided to take the night bus over the border and down to one of the world’s oldest and most impressive cities: Istanbul. But