Pick pocketing and scams that almost happened to me while abroad

Paris Paris is known as the pick-pocket capital. Near many tourist attractions, young girls carry around clipboards asking for your name and to donate to a shelter. They end up stealing your money and running. While outside of the Notre Dame, one of the girls on our trip was approached by one of these scam… Read More Pick pocketing and scams that almost happened to me while abroad

Turkish food tour for your tastebuds

My first days in Istanbul, I treated myself to many meals in my own company. I ordered some typical Turkish/ Middle Eastern fare: hummus, kofte (meatballs), doner kebab, and baba ganoush. All were freshly prepared and sold an inexpensive price. Turkey: a surprising location for a cheese-lover’s destination. Feta and other soft cheeses were a constant… Read More Turkish food tour for your tastebuds

Twirling dervishes outside of Pamukkale, Turkey

When visiting Pamukkale, you’ll see that there is not much to do in the town itself. Tourists are attracted to the area because of the Pamukkale hot springs carved into the mountainside. Below, there are only large, modern hotels. After the excitement of seeing the ruins and the salt baths, our tour group returned to… Read More Twirling dervishes outside of Pamukkale, Turkey