Ticket to Adventures

Travel blog from around the world, near and far.


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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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Colourful Photo Tour of Izmir, Turkey

Even though I did not fully fall in love with Izmir, Turkey’s third city, I did find the city a very intriguing melting pot of east and west, old and new, traditional Turkey and modern Mediterranean Europe.izmir turkeyIzmir is loaded with hustle and bustle, noise and odour. What amazed me the most was the amount of Continue reading


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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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Architectural Masterpieces of New Helsinki & Espoo Metro Stations

Hey Helsinki metro finally goes west! Yesterday we had the pleasure to enjoy the grand opening of Helsinki’s western metro extension. This adds 8 new stations to the route that runs from central Helsinki to the neighbouring city of Espoo.Why is there so much buzz about the metro? Why am I so ecstatic about this? Well, long story short. Continue reading


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Autumnal Photo Walk in Helsinki

The most colourful time of the year is in Helsinki again: Autumn! This week nature has completely exploded with the brightest of colours from green to all shades of yellow, orange, gold, red and auburn.

After several weeks of dark and cold autumn rain, now during past few days we have been very lucky and have enjoyed some of the most beautiful autumn weather with sunshine and blue skies. Today I woke up early in the morning and headed to the outdoors to capture some autumn colour and beauty with my camera. Continue reading


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Helsinki: Linnanmäki Carnival of Light in Photos

Dark and cold October evenings are here in Helsinki again, and so is the fun-filled Linnanmäki Carnival of Light. During the festivities of the Carnival of Light (Valokarnevaali) at Helsinki’s legendary amusement park Linnanmäki, thousands of colourful lights illuminate the park until late in the evening.

During the past few years it has become a tradition for me to go on a stroll in Linnanmäki during the festival, take photos and soak up the spectacular lights and colours. It is such perfect therapy for the body and mind during the dark and cold season.

This is what Linnanmäki amusement park looks like dressed in colourful lights this year, nothing quite as stunning as last year by very pretty, colourful and entertaining anyways: Continue reading


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Picture-perfect Postcards from Turkey

Many of you already know that this summer I travelled solo around Turkey for the most amazing 2 months. I discovered bustling cities, quiet small villages, lush green mountains, turquoise seas, golden beaches, ruined ancient cities, Unesco World Heritage Sites and so much more. I was totally blown away by Turkey’s beauty and the wealth of historical and natural attractions. I cannot wait to share all my exciting adventures with you guys but before I do that I would like to Continue reading