Just a small island off the tip of Italy, Sardinia, is surprisingly charming. I’ve been a few times, and it has never disappointed me. In fact it’s high time I head back. You might think the only thing to do there is go to the beach, and although they do have some fabulous beaches, that is not my thing. I still haven’t figured out what the allure is of sweating profusely and trying to brush all the sand from your body has for people, so I may go to the beach for a walk or to take some photos, but [...]
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Usually I’m dead against announcing too many of my plans or hopes or dreams too far in advance. I am certainly not a fan of trying to make a resolution that is going to be hard to keep and make me feel bad. You see, I’m a bit competitive…even with myself. Luckily, I think I can make an exception on never making New Year’s resolutions for this Boots n’ All Indie Travel Challenge, because, well, I will travel. It’s what I love and what I do.
Places I want to go this year:
Budapest to enjoy the thermal baths [...]
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Our weekend in Bursa would not have been complete if we had not tried the dish that was made famous there, Iskender Kebab. Everyone has heard of Döner Kebab, juicy tidbits of meat layered on a vertical spit. Typically in Turkey, your choices are et (beef) or tavuk (chicken), sometimes the “et” could be a mixture of lamb and beef, which is my favorite.
Well, the story goes that Efendi Iskender (Sir Alexander) back in 1867 wasn’t happy with the fact that some customers were getting choicier pieces of meat since the roast on the spit was horizontal. He [...]
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