Contrary to what many people think, Istanbul is not the capital of Turkey. Ankara located in the Anatolia district is a recent capital, compared to Istanbul, which was the center of all activities, attractions and invasions up until Atatürk, the first president started bringing in his reforms. I recall a Turkish friend of mine explaining …
My first trip to Tel Aviv was in 2012, February. I flew from Bangalore to Mumbai, then Turkish Airlines to Tel Aviv via Istanbul. A long layover in Istanbul, a short interview there by the security personnel was all it took for me to land up in Israel. A gorgeous city, I stayed at Habarzel …
I just got back from a 2 week trip. It started with me going to Georgia for a week. No, not Georgia in the US, but the country Georgia which was formerly a part of USSR. My trip took me via Doha -> Baku and finally landed in Tbilisi. I hadn’t heard of Baku before, …
This post may be a few years late. But its best to start at the beginning, I say! My first travel was a short stint in August 2010 to Turkey. I was going to be in Istanbul for 5 days, a country where English is spoken less than minimal, and a culture that I was …
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