August 26, 2011 , 9 Comments

There was a time a little more than a year ago, when I hated traveling. After doing it for more than five months, being sick for what seemed like the […]

Escape of the Week: Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar

July 27, 2011 , 8 Comments

Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar, also known as Mısır Çarşısı, is one of those attractions visitors should put on their itineraries. Built in the ...

Escape of the Week: A Turkish Camel

July 12, 2011 , 6 Comments

Turkey has some serious bus stops. Like, serious. These huge facilities greet thousands of visitors a day and come complete with restaurants, shops, p ...

The Adventures of D — A Retrospect

July 4, 2011 , 9 Comments

Oh, my little blog. It’s been around since before I decided to take my career break and travel. It’s been around since I one sleepless Oct ...

  • Downpours
    September 15, 2010 , 3 Comments

    Chris had it all planned out. We would take the ferry to a little town, then a bus to another little town and then – BAM! – Black Sea. I [...]

  • A love affair with Air-Con
    September 14, 2010 , 3 Comments

    I lived in the desert for four summers. The sweltering hot, Las Vegas desert. When people would tell me it was worse on the East Coast, that at least it [...]

  • Fairytale land
    September 13, 2010 , 5 Comments

    Napping is a beautiful thing. When I wake-up from a nap I feel refreshed. Revived. Renewed. I woke up mid-afternoon in Goreme and quickly emerged from the damp cave to [...]

  • The Fez night bus of discomfort
    September 10, 2010 , 9 Comments

    “All aboard,” Scotty said, standing outside the Fez bus as a group of 16 of us loaded ourselves in. It was 8 p.m. and we were leaving Olympos, headed to [...]

  • The return of the Hair Snob
    September 9, 2010 , 4 Comments

    I ran my fingers through my hair. It had grown a lot since I had it cut back in January. And it felt gross. Fried. “Arlene, this is disgusting,” I [...]

  • Heat = Sea
    September 8, 2010 , 2 Comments

    Olympos was hot. Walking outside immediately caused sweat to pour from my body. Sitting in my room was an option, but only a kilometer or so away was the sea. [...]

  • Summer camp for grownups
    September 6, 2010 , 4 Comments

    A few hours after my para-falling incident, the Fez Bus pulled into Kadir’s Tree Houses, the first “tree houses” to open in Olympos, Turkey. There had been a fire earlier [...]

  • Para-falling
    August 29, 2010 , 21 Comments

    I never thought my Bucket List would be my Death Wish. But, early Saturday morning in Fethiye, I nearly died. I should have known better. I had been talking about [...]

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