My Complete and Honest Opinion On Santorini

Spoiler alert: I hated it! What girl doesn’t dream of one day traveling to Greece, sipping cocktails, swimming in an infinity pool over looking the famous town of Oia, zooming around on a scooter discovering deserted beaches and witnessing a Santorini sunset. I was no exception, Greece, and in particular Santorini, had been on my bucket…

The Lie of The Butterfly Valley

Is it worth visiting or camping at the Butterfly Valley? Short answer: NO! We were in search for a small remote place on a beach to set up our tent and pitch up for a few nights. Surrounded by like-minded people, sitting around bonfires, eating bonfire cooked meals and sharing travel stories. This, we didn’t…

Real Magic Carpets 

I have never heard a man talk so passionately about carpets in my entire life, or anything, for that matter. Listening to someone talk about something they love, a deep love so engrained and passionate it takes over their entire life, is an amazing thing. Mr. Serdal Karakus passion is rugs. He jokes light heartedly that his…

The Most Beautiful Place In The World

I stood at the top of the world, overlooking a turquoise ocean stretching far into the horizon. The sun was saying its final goodbye for the day as it slowly began its descent, leaving streaks of smudged earth colours in remembrance. Atop the burnt orange sand dune the sky erupted all around, a fiery sky…

Visiting The Cotton Castles of Pamukkale

The white, unusual shaped stones covering the surface of Pamukkale are one of the most bazar but beautiful things I’ve ever seen. I stood at the top, looking down the layers of bright turquoise pools like layers of frosty cake, the hot sun beating down on my face and the warm water flowing over my…

The Incredible City of Istanbul

Istanbul is an incredibly diverse and culturally mixed city where the East meets the West. Known as the gateway to the West, it offers a diverse mix of Europe and Asia. We were lucky enough to spend four nights with my friend from exchange, who was a fantastic tour guide with a great knowledge for…

Hitch Hiking From Estonia to Turkey

Rolling into Istanbul in a truck was one of the best experiences I have ever had. Not only was it an amazing way to experience one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the sparkling skyline appearing over the horizon, but it meant we had made it hitch hiking from Tallinn, Estonia all the way…

Hot Air Ballooning In Cappadocia

The early morning chill in the air disappeared as we glided into the sky and soared off the face of the cliff. Everything was silent but the occasional roar of flames into the large colourful balloon above us, warm on the back of my neck. Morning was beginning to show as signs of the sun began to…

Why Romania and Bulgaria Should Be Added To Your Euro Trip

To be honest, Romania and Bulgaria were never high on my ‘must travel to’ list. However, as I crossed the border from Moldova into Romania, I was instantly taken back by its breath taking beauty. Rolling hills of greenery, tiny colorful villages on cliff faces and rivers entwining their way through the hidden valleys. Two countries…

The Abandoned Soviet Monument, Buzludzha.

When my boyfriend heard of an abandoned Soviet monument, he knew he had to go. His love for abandoned buildings had already seen us chased by the police out of a building in Bulgaria, so I was a little hesitant in doing another. Yet here I stood, in front of one of the weirdest and…

Visiting The Underground Wine Cellar In Moldova

The tiny country of Moldova, only a new former Soviet republic that emerged in 1991, has some pretty competitive wine on the market for such a small country. Considering its 4.5 million inhabitants, it is pretty impressive to think it’s the 7th largest wine export in the world. Being brought up in South Australia, I…

The Country That Isn’t A Country, Transnistria.

Transnistria, a country that needs to take itself super seriously because no one else does. A country that isn’t really a country, still stuck in the time of the USSR you are instantly transported back to the times of the Soviet Union. With large wide open squares, wide roads, impressive monuments and a TV screen in…