Turkey 2019

Antalya Day 3: Naked And Afraid

It was the last fun day of our trip, and we wound up sleeping in a bit later than intended. Luckily we were still able to make it up in time for our free breakfast, with not a second to spare. Turns out it wouldn’t have really mattered if we were too late. This was… Continue reading Antalya Day 3: Naked And Afraid

Turkey 2019

Cappadocia Day 3: Desert Delerium

So with the knowledge that I wasn’t going to be able to go up in a balloon myself, I decided to try and get up to watch the hot air balloons from my terrace. It required a 5am wake up call. I should have gone back to bed immediately after realizing that literally no one… Continue reading Cappadocia Day 3: Desert Delerium

Turkey 2019

Cappadocia Day 2: Scooby-Doo And The Mystery of the Pointy Rocks

We had looked forward to having a room in a quiet neighborhood, far from the deafening sounds of the echoing call to prayer and the screeching seagulls. But, to our dismay, our expectations weren’t exactly met. Not only was our room a million degrees, (only cooled off when both our front door and back window… Continue reading Cappadocia Day 2: Scooby-Doo And The Mystery of the Pointy Rocks

Turkey 2019

Cappadocia Day 1: Sleep Deprivation, Forced Perspective, and Traveler Guilt

It was our last morning in Istanbul. We started our day with an early morning, rising at around 8am. We did pretty well considering we’d been out so late. We got up on time and gathered our belongings. There was no sickness between us, thankfully. We’d maturely paced ourselves the night before.   We enjoyed… Continue reading Cappadocia Day 1: Sleep Deprivation, Forced Perspective, and Traveler Guilt

Turkey 2019

Istanbul Day 2: Hotter Than Hot, In A Lot of Good Ways

I had slept with earplugs in, having read that the Call to Prayer was loud and that it might wake me up. It didn’t. What did was the cacophony of seagulls. We’d slept with the window completely open because the room was so hot. What we didn’t realize is that meant we’d get the full… Continue reading Istanbul Day 2: Hotter Than Hot, In A Lot of Good Ways

Turkey 2019

Istanbul Day 1: Can I Interest You In A Minaret?

Well that week-long stint in America was just too much for me to handle, so I just had to leave again.   Okay, for real though, I had planned this Turkey trip MONTHS before I even knew Ecuador was going to be a thing. In short, Turkey was my primary target this summer, while Ecuador… Continue reading Istanbul Day 1: Can I Interest You In A Minaret?