Food in Istanbul- what to eat and definitely not miss!

Having tried and loved Turkish food all over the world, we were really looking forward to eating the food in Turkey- and it did not disappoint! From lavish breakfast spreads and super-satisfying street food, to wholesome iftar meals, finger-licking kebabs and desserts worthy of sultans, Turkish food itself is worth the flight to Istanbul! Breakfast The spread is... Continue Reading →

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2 days in Istanbul: Top 5 things to do

Having flown through Istanbul on our way to many other places, we figured it was time to make Istanbul itself the final destination and explore the fascinating city. As always, we had about 48 hours to make the most of the city. Here are the top 5 things we would recommend should be included in... Continue Reading →

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Hikes near Zurich: Chli Aubrig

Spring and summer are perfect for hiking around Switzerland. Chli Aubrig is a good, medium difficulty hike 45 min from Zurich. This set of posts will highlight hikes that are within 1-2 hours of Zurich. Hike details Approx Time: 4 hours (3 hours 15 min hiking, 45 min break) Approx Distance: 10 km Height Gain:... Continue Reading →

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2 days in Lisbon, Portugal: explore and eat!

Lisbon or as it is affectionately and officially called, Lisboa, has become one of our favorite cities in Europe. We talk a lot about 'feeling the vibe' or 'not feeling the vibe' of a city and for Lisboa we felt the vibe, oh yes! We got to Lisboa early in the morning after our overnight... Continue Reading →

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2 days in Paris: Top 10 things to do

One trip is never enough to explore all of Paris, but if you have a time-crunch (like most of us do) these are the 10 must-dos in 48 hours. In no specific order: 1. Montmartre and Sacré-Cœur  Wander through the narrow alleys in Montmartre, admire the work of the street artists and finally ascend to... Continue Reading →

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2 days in Prague, Czech Republic 

With nothing about the Czech Republic in our trusty 'Western Europe' Lonely Planet, Prague was one of the cities we were least prepared for and it took us pleasantly by surprise! A few things to keep in mind before the trip 1. Currency: The Czech Repubic has its own currency, the Czech koruna. In May 2017,... Continue Reading →

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Sechseläuten: Spring festival in Zürich, Switzerland

Sechseläuten is a traditional spring holiday in Zürich, one of the first unique Zürich traditions that we got to witness! Tradition of Sechseläuten and the Böögg The tradition of Sechseläuten, which directly translates to the six o'clock ringing of the bells, dates back to 1525. The light faded early in winter causing workers to end their days... Continue Reading →

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