17 Alternative Activities for Popular Things to Do in Istanbul, Turkiye

17 Alternative Activities for Popular Things to Do in Istanbul, Turkiye

Istanbul has been in the top 10 of the most visited cities in the world for the past few years, with almost 10 million tourists coming to Istanbul in just half of this year.  

The strategic location of the metropolitan city that's split between Asia and Europe is only one of the many things that draw millions of visitors to Istanbul. 

Not to mention with Istanbul being the hub of the national carrier Turkish Airlines, which caters to over 300 both domestic and international routes. A lot of tourists sometimes explore the wonderful city for a short time in between their flights during their transit in Istanbul. 

I believe there are already enough posts on the internet that talk about the top tourist things to do in Istanbul, and that's why this time I came up with an idea to talk about some alternative activities for popular things to do in Istanbul so you can explore some off-the-beaten-path spots in this huge city! 

The Ultimate Tips for Buying a Cute Dress for Winter - The BeauTraveler

The Ultimate Tips for Buying a Cute Dress for Winter

With so many colors, designs, and fashion trends out there, finding the perfect outfit that’s going to be suitable for various occasions can be challenging. You would want to add some flair to your wardrobe while being stylish and confident at the same time.

Others just want to have comfortable wear when the season gets cold, but they still want to look fit and perfect. Fortunately, with these tips below, you can find something that’s going to add a boost to your looks and personality. Here are some pieces of information to help you out.

30 Awesome Gifts for Your Boyfriend in the UK (for Under £50)

It's that time of the year again when you start hunting Christmas gifts for your boyfriend and other loved ones! 

As someone who's been in a long-distance relationship for over a year now, finding a Christmas gift for my boyfriend can be a little bit tricky. Sending a package directly from Indonesia to the UK is freaking expensive, but I also want to add a personal touch to the gift for him. 

Since my boyfriend resides in England, I'm going to make a round-up post of some awesome gifts for your boyfriend in the UK. And since I personally don't make a lot of money this year, I want to focus more on the gifts under £50 GBP, so these recommendations can be useful if you're also looking for budget-friendly gift ideas for your boyfriend. 

Grand Dafam Ancol: A Family-Friendly Hotel in North Jakarta, Indonesia - The BeauTraveler

Grand Dafam Ancol: A Family-Friendly Hotel in North Jakarta, Indonesia

After some consideration, my boyfriend and I decided to choose Grand Dafam Ancol as our accommodation when we stayed in Jakarta. Initially, we were planning to spend our days in Jakarta to go to Dufan and Atlantis in Ancol, so we thought booking a hotel in Ancol would be easier to get around. 

Long story short, except for a few strolls around Jakarta Old Town, we didn't get to Ancol at all because of the weather. It was raining the whole time we were in Jakarta, so it wasn't the ideal weather to go to either the theme park or the water park.

In the end, we spent most of our days in Jakarta staying in our Deluxe Queen Room at Grand Dafam Ancol, except for when we went out to Jakarta Old Town and visited my sister in her apartment. 

In this post, I'm going to share a review of Grand Dafam Ancol as an accommodation in North Jakarta based on my firsthand experience of staying there. 

The Ultimate Bungee Jumping Tips for First Timers

The Ultimate Bungee Jumping Tips for First Timers

Bungee jumping and other extreme sports like sky diving and parasailing seem to be popular activities people have on their bucket list of things to do before they die. Earlier this year, I'm proud to say that I finally checked bungee jumping as my boyfriend and I decided to do it for the first time in Chiang Mai

Signing up for bungee jumping for first-timers can be pretty scary, but trust me when I say it won't feel so bad once you've done it. 

Nonetheless, I'd highly recommend preparing yourself mentally and physically when you decide to tick off bungee jumping from your bucket list. And that's why I came up with these bungee jumping tips for first timers! 

So, what do you need to prepare before your first-time bungee jumping? Let's dive in!