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Travel blog from around the world, near and far.


Shopping in Izmir: Kemeralti Bazaar

Kemeralti is a historical market area of Izmir, the lively heart and soul of the city, where you can enjoy hustle and bustle 7 days a week. Izmir’s Kemeralti bazaar dating back to the 17th century is similar to the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.The market stretches over a large area from Konak Square all the way through to the ancient Agora. In the bazaar area you can try to navigate by looking for the minarets of the main mosques, which lie in the centre of the district. I opted to forget maps, map apps and minarets because getting lost in the narrow alleyways Continue reading



Guide to Izmir – Turkey’s Third City with a Mediterranean Twist

Izmir. You may be familiar with this city but I had absolutely no idea about the existence of this Turkey’s third largest city until last summer when I impromptu booked a one-way flight to Izmir. I really was not that picky about the destination as I just wanted to travel anywhere warm within Europe, preferably the Mediterranean. My flight to Izmir was not the cheapest ever but Izmir seemed to be a good starting point for my adventures around Turkey and the Greek archipelago.

Where is Izmir located? How to get to Izmir?

Izmir, in antiquity known as Smyrna, is located by the waters of the Gulf of Izmir on the west coast of Turkey, the Aegean Sea at its front and mountains on its back. Izmir can easily be reached by any Continue reading


Colourful Streets of Copenhagen

Wandering the streets of Copenhagen on a grey and cold winter’s day can be a lot of fun, you just need to have the right state of mind. And a camera will go a log way, too. Copenhagen’s endless amount of colourful houses really brings the Danish capital to life and gives the city its unique charm. It would be a waste not to enjoy and capture the best of colourful Copenhagen.The most iconic place to spot colourful houses in Copenhagen is Continue reading


10 Free Things to Do in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is known for its vibrant foodie scene, inspiring architecture, quality design, and hip, trendy atmosphere. However, Copenhagen cannot be considered a budget destination. Truthfully, I was shocked when I realised how expensive the Danish capital really was. At home in Helsinki I am used to living a life that is expensive but the prices in Copenhagen really hit me hard.Fortunately, there are many things to do and see in Copenhagen for free, so you don’t necessarily end up overspending when Continue reading


Best of Lux Helsinki Light Festival 2018

Lights are on in Helsinki! What a feeling! So far the winter in Helsinki has been extremely dark and rainy with zero snow and zero sunshine. This is the reason why we got so excited earlier today when the Lux Helsinki Light Festival shedded new light on the Finnish capital city.The playground for Lux Helsinki Light Festival this year is the impressive Helsinki city centre district of Kaartinkaupunki, where the streets, squares and Continue reading


Best 9 Instagram Photos 2017

2017 was a fantastic travel year with bucketloads of new exciting experiences. I was happy to share my adventures around the world, near and far, also on my Instagram @tickettoadventures with 335 photos. Thank you for following, liking and commenting, they are all very much appreciated.

This is a glimpse of my top photos in 2017. Some of these have also been featured on my blog posts, however not all so I want to share them here on the blog too. Which one is your favourite?

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TOP 5 Posts on Ticket to Adventures in 2017

Year 2017 was my third year as a blogger, and I must say that the last 3 years have been the most exciting years of my life. 3 years filled with exhilarating adventures around the world, both near and far.In 2017 I wrote a total of 48 posts, nearly one post per week, which I think is a good frequency since I want to be able to create quality content. I am also extremely happy that in 2017 I was able to more than double my blog traffic from Continue reading