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25 Photos That Made Me Fall in Love with Tunisia

Tunisia is just so amazing! Tunisia is a diverse country that offers incredible adventures for all tastes. I travelled around Tunisia for two weeks and I was completely blow away by Tunisia’s beauty in all ways: sunshine, beach, turquoise waters, history, culture, architecture, food, friendly people. What more can you expect?Even though there are many things about Tunisia that I dislike (that is another story) I did fall in love with Tunisia. After seeing the following photos I am convinced that you will be inspired to visit Tunisia as well! There is so much eye candy in Tunisia, don’t you think?! Continue reading

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Kusadasi Travel Guide: What to See and Do in Kusadasi, Turkey

The lively town of Kusadasi on Turkey’s west coast is dominated by package tourists from all across Europe and offers plenty to do for all ages. As I wrote in my earlier post, my first impression of Kusadasi was not the best ever, as the town is too touristy and busy for my taste, but on a positive note there are however lots of interesting things to see and do hidden behind the scenes so you just have to go out there and explore! Continue reading


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First Impressions of Kusadasi, Turkey

After a long weekend in Izmir and five days exploring the cute seaside towns of Ilica, Cesme and Alacati on Cesme peninsula, my next destination was Kusadasi, which is located on the Aegean coast 80 km south of Izmir. I had absolutely no prior expectations of Kusadasi, but I had heard and read that Kusadasi is a popular package holiday destination. Yikes, I was not excited at all. I am not a package tour type of traveller. I rather avoid all places which are taken over by mass tourism. But this is very tricky in Turkey, as there are lots and lots of people, foreign tourists, Turkish tourists and locals alike, everywhere. And I mean everywhere, there are no empty quiet corners in this busy country. Turkey’s population alone is a whopping 82 million, topped with Continue reading


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Photo Essay of Magical Alacati, Turkey

If you read my previous post you already know that I fell in love with Alacati, head over heels. Of all the attractive places I have been in Turkey, Alacati has a certain indescribable magic to it. Something you cannot really put into words. The feeling I had was something unique. Alacati really captured a special place in my heart.alacati windmillsAs soon as I walked down Alacati’s main street passing by cute shops and colourful houses I knew that Continue reading


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Falling in Love with Alacati – Turkey’s Best Kept Seaside Secret

It was love at first sight. When I walked down Alacati’s main street towards the maze of narrow cobblestone streets with colourful doors and windows I knew that this little town was my happy place.alacatiAlacati’s relaxed and romantic vibe means that you can happily lose track of time and get lost in labyrinth of narrow streets. Alacati’s tiny streets with beautiful stone buildings overhung by colourful bougainvillea are packed with Continue reading


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Turkey: 14 Ways How to Discover Cesme’s Charms

Unlike many touristy towns in Turkey, Cesme has retained a local population and a traditional Turkish character. Thanks to its upscale yachting scene, there is a cosmopolitan and modern feel to Cesme, too. Located on the west coast of Turkey, some 85 km from Turkey’s third city Izmir, Cesme is a fairy well-kept local secret as not too many foreign visitors find their way here.

What to do and see in Cesme? How to discover Cesme’s charms?

Meaning ”fountain” in Turkish, Cesme is a charming and compact seaside town, so the easiest way to get around is walking. Continue reading


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Swimming in the Turquoise Sea of Thermal Springs in Ilica, Turkey

After exploring the best of hot and hectic Izmir for 3 days I was so excited to head to the beach. As I am not really into any busy mass tourist destinations I was recommended by locals to travel to Cesme Peninsula for a relaxing stay by the beach.

Cesme Peninsula is a hidden gem of Izmir province in western Turkey, only around 85 km from Izmir. There are three main resort towns on the peninsula: Cesme, Ilica and Alacati, all with their unique characteristics. These coastal towns provide a tranquil Turkish retreat away from the overcrowded beaches of the southern Aegean and Mediterranean.ilica beachilica beachOut of these three beach towns I opted for Ilica, mainly because accommodation prices in Ilica are more affordable than in Cesme and Alacati. Generally speaking prices in Cesme Peninsula are much higher than Continue reading