Touristing Istanbul During Ankara Turkey Bombing

Peace for the world. Peace for those affected during the Turkey bombing. We were unlucky while traveling to Istanbul. One of the deadliest terror bombings in the country took place while we were there. There was a significant difference in the tone in Istanbul before and then after the Turkey bombing, and it was a totally different experience…

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Kalkan, Turkey: The Un-Glamorous House Sit (Pt. 2)

So, if you’ve been following the blog at all, I try my best not to only give the good side of traveling, because I feel there’s lots of one-sided travel blogs out there, and that’s not real. Without further ado … The Un-Glamorous And now for the the un-glamorous part of Kalkan, Turkey — mainly, the…

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Kalkan, Turkey: The Glamorous (Pt. 1)

Why Turkey?! Welllllll, I had such good luck for finding babysitting jobs on care.com when I lived in Boulder, so I figured I could probably find a few house-sitting jobs internationally utilizing similar online resources, those being mindmyhouse.com and trustedhousesitters.com. The first gig I landed just so happened to be in Turkey. I thought, why not? I…

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