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What You Need to Consider Before Planning Out Next Year’s Vacation

The end of the year is approaching and so many of us start to consider how we are going to spend the following year ahead.

We have resolutions to make and focus on, goals to achieve, but there are also the straightforward planning options like where we might go on holiday, what sort of time off are you going to take from your job, etc.

However, the type of vacation you take could be food for thought at this time of the year, especially with the holiday season’s coming up.

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7 Cringeworthy Tourist Attractions That I’ve Ever Visited

I think if you took some time to ask people who love traveling why they bother to leave their comfort zone and flee to some foreign place, the answer would be quite clear: for us, it’s always good to experience some place that we’ve never been before.

But then again, don’t think that all places that we’ve visited gave us some satisfaction, because sometimes you expected something too much that when you got there, you did nothing but cringe because you were just not ready for such an ugly truth.

I mean, with the technology and all, pretty much like your face with Instagram filter, some places look even greater in the pictures and when you get there, well clearly the pictures are simply overrated.

On this post, I’ve listed 7 tourist attractions that made me feel that way. You may not agree with me, so I’m open with your two cents! 😀

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Mersin Narenciye Festivali

This post is long overdue as I visited Mersin Narcenciye Festivali (English: Mersin Citrus Festival) in 2013. But I suppose it is worth to share as I am quite sure not so many of you have heard about Mersin, let alone the festival.

When it comes to travel in Turkey, people will automatically have Istanbul in mind. That’s for sure, Istanbul is so hard to miss and there are many things to do in Istanbul.

But then to say the least, Turkey has so much more to offer than Istanbul. In my list alone, I am still yet to get around Cappadocia in the hot air balloon, although I’ve been to Denizli to enjoy Pamukkale.

But this time, allow me to promote a city that is usually under the radar: Mersin.

According to Wikipedia, Mersin is a large city and a port on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey. This port is an important hub of Turkey’s economy as it has the largest seaport in the country.

Mersin is located in the Asian part of Turkey, which is not so far from Syria by distance. The last time I went there, there were so many Syrian people in the city that I found more people speaking in Arabic than Turkish.

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