Middle East

A Tourist’s Guide to Getting around Istanbul

At first thought or glance, getting around Istanbul can seem intimidating. But once you familiarize yourself with all the available options, Istanbul is one of the best cities to travel through in terms of exploring by Public Transport and Walking. It’s safe, easy, affordable and straight forward. As a solo female traveler in Istanbul, I …

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Indulging in the Best Arabic Food in Istanbul

There are many similarities between Turkish and Arabic culture and cuisine due to its geography, religion, history, shared ingredients and spices. However, there are plenty of dishes that are considered distinctly Turkish or Arabic. And of course, Arabic dishes have variations throughout its 22 countries, down to its smaller towns and villages. For those searching …

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12 Most Popular Istanbul Street Food: What and Where to Eat it

Istanbul is an enthralling city like no other. With its rich Ottoman history, its locale bridging Europe and Asia, the diversity in flavors and food variety is enough reason for a trip in itself. Here, I share the most popular Istanbul street food: what they are and the best places to eat them. And best …

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Traveling to Turkey during Covid: What You Should Know

Turkey is one of the few countries in the world that has opened its borders to international travelers since June 2020. This is especially exciting because it’s also open to American Citizens which is rare, even now in September 2020. So what is it like traveling to Turkey during Covid, especially as an American? Do …

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Batroun in 48 Photos

Here are 22 Things to Do in Batroun Planning on Traveling to Lebanon soon? Batroun is not to be missed for a day trip, or weeks for beach bums like myself.Here are some Travel Blogposts on Lebanon.