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Medellin Comuna 13
Comuna 13 is a neighbourhood in the Colombian city Medellin, with a notoriously violent history. I read about this long before my first visit to Colombia, and I’ve found the story very touching, trying to imagine what it must have been like for people who live there. Comuna 13 represented all the negative that Colombia used to stand for,...
Solo travel in Prague
I wrote this on my way back home when my Interrail trip had finished. It was the last leg, a fast train from Germany to the Netherlands, where I would stop at my parents’ house to repack my suitcase and take a coach back to London. This was my first time to experience solo travel and on the way...
Kyoto Garden Holland Park London
Autumn has undoubtedly arrived in London with beautiful scenery throughout the capital. A colourful range of yellows and reds have appeared amongst the greenery in all shades you can possibly imagine. Days become shorter and mornings foggy. Winter will soon be making its appearance. But there is still some time left to enjoy the beauty of autumn in London. A...
Santa Fe de Antioquia
Santa Fe de Antioquia is a lovely day trip from Medellin Jet lag finally cleared, I decided to start writing about my adventures in Colombia. This was my third visit to Colombia. My first visit was in 2014 to see my (then) boyfriend and decide whether Colombia would be a country where I could consider living. It turned out I...
Ferry ride Istanbul
Lots of people have warned me about visiting Istanbul in the current political climate. They seem to think that Istanbul is not safe nowadays. I’ve had warnings about riots around the constitutional referendum, threat of terrorism and the dangerous political situation. Since my first trip to Colombia I have learnt to take these kinds of warnings with a grain...
It is my birthday! I thought this would be a great time to share my travels of the past year. It has been my best year in terms of travel, I’ve never travelled this much before! It was also my first year to travel with a DSLR camera, which has made photography so much more interesting! I’ll share with...
Big Bazaar Istanbul
During your time in Istanbul, there is one phenomena that I’m pretty sure you’ll be unable to escape: the pushy sales techniques from shopkeepers trying to sell you anything and everything! Carpet anyone?! It all started on the first day of our visit to Istanbul, when we went to the Grand Bazaar to buy a scarf for mosque visits.     I...
Santa Fe de Antioquia
After visiting Medellín’s Comuna 13 in the morning, it was time to venture out of the city in the afternoon. I completely love being surrounded by historical architecture, so Santa Fé de Antioquia was high on my list and it has not disappointed! Santa Fé de Antioquia is a very charming old looking town. The reason for its historical look...
Seven Hills view Blue Mosque
Dear reader of my blog, there aren’t a lot of you, so I appreciate you even more for it. Unfortunately, I have to disappoint you a little bit. On my trip to Istanbul I’ve not been a good blogger. When visiting restaurants in Istanbul, the food looked so tasty that I ate it straight away, forgetting to take pictures...