July 2014

Did it happen if it wasn’t Instagrammed?

One of my oldest friends sent me a postcard the other day. I’ve sent her postcards from around the world, but this was the first time I’d ever received something in return: she cheekily wrote to save it, because it was the first and likely the last postcard she’d ever send. I texted her to […]

July 14, 2014 Continue reading…

Postcard from Goreme

Goreme is the little tourist hub in the region of Cappadocia: the tiny town only boasts about 3,000 residents, and a local estimated that about 95% work in tourism. For quite a little town, there’s a lot to do: stunning hot-air balloon rides at sunrise, epic hiking opportunities during the day, staying in magical cave […]

July 10, 2014 Continue reading…

Five reasons to love Koza Cave Hotel

In general, I try to spend as little time as possible in hotel rooms. I’m usually not too fussed about luxury hotels or a ton of hotel amenities, unless I’m on an island and want nothing more than an infinity pool. I can sleep just about anywhere and I try to spend as much of […]

July 8, 2014 Continue reading…

Postcard from trekking in Rose and Red Valleys

I flew all the way to Cappadocia to take a hot-air balloon ride, but after seeing the otherworldly landscape from the sky, I was eager to see the view from ground level as well. The reddish hues of the rock formations reminded me of the Grand Canyon, while the strange features formed by years of […]

July 3, 2014 Continue reading…

All of the exciting things happening in July

I don’t feel like I had a chance to catch my breath in June, between a whirlwind birthday trip to Turkey and my yoga teaching final. Now that July is here, I’m determined to get back to some healthier practices: daily meditation, cooking at home, regular yoga classes, freelance writing. And I’m also so excited […]

July 1, 2014 Continue reading…