Ariya Yildiz Apartment in Beyoglu, Istanbul.

Review: Accommodation in Beyoglu, Istanbul – Private Room at Ariya Yildiz Apartment

Beyoglu is one of the most popular areas for tourists to stay in Istanbul. Not only is it close to some must-visit spots like Istiklal Street or Galata Tower, but the area is full of restaurants and bars that you can visit within walking distance. On top of that, it’s fairly easy to find affordable accommodation in Beyoglu, Istanbul!

Since I stayed in Yalova last year, I decided to stay in Istanbul for a few days after my trip to Ankara. After I got disappointed with Liva Suite Hotel in Taksim, I decided to book my accommodation through Airbnb this time, and that was when I found a private room at Ariya Yildiz Apartment in Beyoglu.

Although I was intrigued to find accommodation a bit further away from Beyoglu, I decided to choose accommodation in Beyoglu instead since the only reason I stopped by Istanbul at the time was that I wanted to visit the Museum of Innocence in Beyoglu.

I thought it would be nice to have a nice walk to the museum from the accommodation while also getting a chance to check out some cafe nearby. Well, as disappointing as it sounds, if there’s anything I’ve learned about traveling to Istanbul, I feel like I shouldn’t trust my judgment when I go to the city!

historical places to visit in ankara

6 Historical Places To Visit in Ankara, Turkey

There is no doubt that Turkey (now officially known as Türkiye) is one of the best places to visit if you’re a history buff. You can visit endless historical places in Turkey, from getting mesmerized by the ancient architecture as far as the Bronze Age in Cappadocia to the ancient Greek city like Ephesus or the past glory of the Ottoman Empire in Edirne. And for exactly the same reason, the capital city of Turkey, Ankara, is often overlooked compared to other destinations in the country.

If I gotta be honest, that was also one of the reasons why it took so long for me to finally visit Ankara. In fact, I don’t think I’d even include Ankara in my itinerary if it wasn’t because of my appointment with the Embassy of Estonia to pick up the digital kit for my e-residency. And for that, I decided to stay in Ankara for 3 days.

Now that I’ve been to Ankara, I have to say that it’s also a great place to visit if you love history. The only difference is that Ankara seems to be a great location if you want to dig for more information about modern Turkey. In this post, I’m going to share some must-visit places to visit in Ankara if you want to explore more knowledge about the country’s history in the capital city.

So, what are the must-visit historical places to visit in Ankara? Is Ankara worth visiting? Let’s find out!

2022 Review & 2023 Resolutions – Living, Loving, Laughing Through The Year

2022 Review & 2023 Resolutions – Living, Loving, Laughing Through The Year

It’s that time of the year, and it’s been a while since the last time I wrote a raw blog post just to share my thoughts and show some snippets of my personal life in my year-end review and New Year’s Resolutions. This time of the year last year, I was in the middle of my trip to Turkey and Serbia so I didn’t get a chance to recapitulate my 2021, that’s why I’ll make up for it now!

If I have to be honest, I’ve been struggling to manage my time these days that I didn’t even get a chance to work on my blog for so many reasons. That’s why now that I have some time to sit down and write, I want to take time to forget about optimizing my blog posts and do something that became the reason why I started this blog in the first place: pour out my thoughts and emotions to lighten the burden. LOL.

2022 has been a year full of lessons learned, and I’m looking forward to 2023 because I have so many plans in store that I’m slightly afraid I won’t accomplish any of them. But if there’s anything I’ve learned this year, it costs nothing to stay positive, so that’s what I’m trying to do!

How to Use Public Transportation in Barcelona to Explore the City

If you’re planning to travel to Barcelona, what’s better than exploring the city by using public transportation? Not only will you get a chance to experience blending like a local, but it’s also relatively cheap to get around Barcelona with its well-connected public transport!

In this post, I’m going to share several types of public transportation you can take to explore Barcelona, from bus to metro.

So, what’s the easiest way to travel by public transport in the capital city of Catalunya? Can you purchase a travel card to use all of these transportation methods? Let’s find out!

5 Beauty Tips For A Perfect Summer Break

Summer is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to prepare for your next summer break! From choosing the best summer holiday destinations, to getting on a shopping spree to get some new summer dresses. But, if you want to ensure your beauty routine is on point before hitting the beach, then look no further.

This blog post will discuss five tips that will help you have a perfect summer break, from taking care of your skin to packing the right beauty essentials. So sit back, relax, and get ready to take some notes!