Exploring Cappadocia

We arrived at around 7.45am and had a 15min drive to Göreme. Along the drive, you could see the balloons take off from different sights and that was incredibly delightful. I was then picked from the tourist office to Coco Cave Hotel. There is no rest for the wicked (insert evil laugh). I had just finished unpacking and my driver was already at the door ready for the Green Tour…

Istanbul Archaeological Museum (Day 4)

One cannot possibly ignore the Medusa Medallion that sits in the Larissa section which is dimly lit. Flash photography is forbidden. Measuring 102cm, Medusa’s head is slightly turned to the left, her eyes looking in the same direction with her full cheeks and childish face that makes it look like she’s smiling. Some reddish pigments can be seen in the hair with traces of black in the eyes. . .

Grand Bazaar & Spice Bazaar (Day 2)

Having had no plans for Istanbul, I decided to try some touristy spots. After a typical Turkish breakfast, which was delicious, I went to chat up the receptionist who gave me a map and sent me on my merry way. Ali, a very nice gentleman, was headed in the same … Continue reading “Grand Bazaar & Spice Bazaar (Day 2)”

Utamu wa Watamu (Part 2)

Schmetterling – the german word for butterfly. It has a beautiful ring to it. Schmetterling! We had an opportunity to visit the Kipepeo Butterfly House which is located in Gede/Gedi. That guy refused to move so I could take my shot but oh well, you get some, you don’t get … Continue reading “Utamu wa Watamu (Part 2)”

Utamu wa Watamu (Part 1)

When that trip that you’ve been waiting for finally comes to fruition, nothing can keep you calm. Your mind is engaged, your body is ready and your feet can’t help but take off.  This post will be filled with pictures because my words aren’t enough for it. I’ll skip the boring … Continue reading “Utamu wa Watamu (Part 1)”

Meru Chronicles (Part 1)

This is gonna be a long one, but interesting all the same. As told by my guest writer – James ithee wa Gathoni. Grab your popcorns! Part 1 So we decided to visit Meru National Park and camp over night since the last time we headed there it took us … Continue reading “Meru Chronicles (Part 1)”