Scenery Sunday :- Humans of Turkey

Turkey – a country filled with diverse citizens. They are Curious, Friendly, Unique.

(The title of this post was inspired by the infamous Humans of New York – Thanks Brandon!)

Turkish children in Rize Turkey having fun

Turkish children in Rize, Turkey having fun

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The first step to living the life you want is leaving the life you don’t want. Taking the first step forward is always the hardest. But then each step forward gets easier and easier. And each step forward gets you closer and closer until eventually what had once been invisible starts to be visible. And what had once felt impossible starts to feel possible.

~ Karen Salmansohn

Travel Tuesday :- Quirky Travel Tips from Turkey

My first visit to Turkey was in 2010, at that point I was part of a tour group. The tour focused on the Western side of Turkey. During that time, most of my meals was taken cared of by the tour company. I didn’t get to choose the restaurant or budget. There was menus in Turkish and English. The tour company looked after the logistics of hotels and transportation. I just followed the leader and took lots of photos.

This time in 2014, I spent 2 months (cumulatively) in Turkey. I traveled alone, met fellow travelers along the way, some we simply connected in the hostel others we toured the location together. One travel friend met up with me in 5 different cities within Turkey, it was quite the experience of separation and reunion over the span of 2 weeks.
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