Déjà Vu: Is this Greece?
Coffee / Greece / Photography / Travel / Turkey

Déjà Vu: Is this Greece?

Well, hello again! It’s been a while. Since I last updated, I hoped on a ferry and left Turkey. In exchange, I’ve swapped Turkish coffee for Greek coffee. Evidently, they’re essentially the same. Luckily, I’ve learned more along the way. To read today’s revelations, click here! Continue reading

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A primer to Turkish Wine, secrets of La Rioja, and more
Addictions / Beer / Spain / Travel / Turkey / Wine

A primer to Turkish Wine, secrets of La Rioja, and more

I’ve been busy; lately, I’ve swirled, sipped, and delighted in copious cups of good wine (and as you can see above, tea). All, I’m telling you, in the name of ahem, research. From further afield, my insight: A guide to Turkish wine, plus wineries to visit in Turkey’s enchanting land of fairy chimneys. You must try it, … Continue reading

A Taste of Turkey & a Revolution, too
Food / Istanbul / Photography / Revolution / Travel / Turkey

A Taste of Turkey & a Revolution, too

Dip into Turkey and you’ll taste more than its stereotypical kebab and baklava. For starters, Turkey’s Spanish-style mezes, similar to tapas as some menus allude, are so refreshing I truly wish this took over as Turkey’s mass export to the world. My personal favorite, the yogurt dip, which is often flavored just right with fresh … Continue reading

The Onward Journey–Turkish coffees and Greek Islands
Addictions / Food / Greece / Morocco / Nature / Photography / Tips / Travel / Turkey

The Onward Journey–Turkish coffees and Greek Islands

Cut the Kitsch is hitting the road! After a nearly sleepless night on a bus from Madrid to Barcelona, I’m fleeing the Iberian Peninsula via El Prat Airport. My first stop: 4 days exploring a city that straddles two continents. My itinerary is quite lax. Except to say, I’ll be treating myself to a Turkish … Continue reading

Biking through a Belgian Fairy Tale, beer and chocolate included.
Addictions / Beer / Belgium / Food / Photography / Travel

Biking through a Belgian Fairy Tale, beer and chocolate included.

As a child, I never held whimsical fantasies of Cinderella. It was just another childhood tale to me. Yet, arriving to Bruges by train from Brussels, I felt like a few whimsical fantasies took flight. In this post, I’m going to let my incessant photo snapping tell the story. I visited during the winter holidays. The … Continue reading