We loved our recent trip to Istanbul and could have spent several weeks; checking out churches, cruising between continents or shopping up a storm. The city successfully straddles the Asia Europe vibe – street vendors, sunshine and century old buildings mixed in with a smidge of crazy. Here are our five favourite Istanbul attractions and a couple we thought were over-rated.
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Happy two years traveling and two years blogging about it!
It’s been two years since we started blogging about our travel adventures and we’re still going strong. When this anniversary rolled around last year we were finishing up our last few weeks teaching English in South Korea, an experience that we will remember for the rest of our lives and one that has changed us in all kinds of ways. This year we’re living in London, almost half-way through our two-year Visas and about to embark on the world-famous (maybe) Waitangi Day Circle Line Pub Crawl. Here are five things we’ve learned about ourselves along the way.
I now have in my possession a shiny new iPhone 4 and I won’t lie, I LOVE IT! Aside from rasing my coolness factor from zero to hero and ensuring I blend in with the rest of London it means I now walk the right direction out of the tube station and I can find my way home from anywhere. It’s also handy when you’re travelling which I’m also obsessed with. Here are five of the best FREE travel apps I’ve found recently.
Less than 10 years ago the land on which this chic city sits was mere sand. Today it boasts some of the world’s best shopping, enticing eateries and supersized skyscrapers. It’s both an interesting and impressive kind of place, populated by expats and the ever-present sandy landscape. Read more
Last night we opted for some fish and chips at my favourite beach in Auckland; Orewa Beach. Aside from the sometimes blustery onshore wind it was the perfect way to soak up some salty air and re-acquaint myself with one of the best things about Auckland; the beaches.
It’s almost five months in SoKo so we thought we’d put together a list of the five things we heart about Korea so far.
- 13,000 won pitchers of beer. Whilst it’s not the same as a nice cold Speights or a Macs Great White, Korean beer isn’t bad and it’s cheap as chips.
- Cheap and reliable methods of transport. Be it a bus or a taxi they are almost always available and never leave you too out of pocket.
- High heels and short skirts. OK, so this is Neils suggestion but it’s meant to be a joint list so I’ll let it slide. Korean girls wear heels EVERYWHERE, even hiking and they’re often accompanied by a short skirt.
- Service-ee. Otherwise known as buy something and get something free. This concept works everywhere especially bars and beauty stores, where we have been given everything from food to fake eyelashes and roasting bags.
- Singing appliances. Nothing makes my weekly washing more fun than my singing washing machine. Here she is in action.