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After getting my first passport in 2006 and traveling to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania my life changed. I began the process of getting rid of all my possessions and traveling the world. Traveling to over 125 countries and all 7 continents, hostels have been my home. This "new life" has taught me what is important and it was NOT accumulating money or possessions. Traveling is the best education. I hope my blog will encourage others to travel. My World Tattoo was a way for me to express my PASSION FOR TRAVEL.

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Showing posts with label TURKEY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TURKEY. Show all posts

TURKEY, Cappadocia

 March 13th - 20th, 2024

Long day of flying from Guatemala to Bogota, then direct to Madrid for 9 hours. Another layover and 5 hours later, I finally arrived in Goreme. 

Last few days I was able to watch the balloons from the hostel's roof terrace. 

TURKEY, Istanbul

October 14-17th, 2012

Early morning flight from Rome to Istanbul. Bus ride, funicular, tram and 15 minute walk and found my hostel. Unfortunately, they had canceled my entire reservation instead of last 4 nights. They found me a room an hour later. Istanbul is the only city which has parts of its city on two continents (Asia and Europe) divided by a river. Did all the tourist stuff like the Palace, Blue Mosque, Sophia Hagia and Bosphorous Cruise. Also walked the bridge connecting both halfs of the city and the two continents. The "hawkers" selling anything and everything are relentless and follow you around trying to get you to speak to them. I started using my very bad Spanish and it helped deter them a little.




Thousands of shops under 1 roof. Anything and everything you need or not need.


Bosphorous Cruise and Hagia Sophia

Walk across bridge that connects Europe and Asia