Tiflis, or Tbilisi as the city is called nowadays, the beautiful capital of Georgia, is one of the cities you come across on the Silk Road. Lying on the border of Europe and Asia it was a perfect and popular trading place. Tbilisi would be a perfect city trip when you would like to see… Continue reading Travel || Love at first sight in Tbilisi, Georgia
Back in 12th century Georgia the Mongols tried to invade the country. In that time, the country had a strong queen named Tamar who ordered to built a city in the caves in the southern part of the country, hidden in the mountains. Despite several protests from different other leaders of the country, as the… Continue reading Travel || The hidden cave monastery of Vardzia, Georgia
You are driving through the plains of Eastern Anatolia. Suddenly a deserted city dooms up. The first thing you notice are the twelve towers of the city wall. Coming closer, you see that you have reached the ancient Armenian city of Ani. It looks like it could be a setting of a phantasy movie. Feeling… Continue reading Travel || The ruined city of Ani, Turkey
When I took the train from Bar to Belgrade last year, I got a bit hooked on train rides. Looking for nice ones in the Turkey and the Caucasus area, I found out that the sleeper train from Ankara to Kars was highly recommended. It departs from the main station of Ankara in the late… Continue reading Travel || Traveling through the highlands of Eastern Anatolia by sleeper train, Turkey
In the highlands of Anatolia, lies Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. Whereas Istanbul is one of the most crowded cities in the world, this Turkish city is way more peaceful and relaxed. Ankara is full of history and is definitely worth seeing, if you are interested in a less traditional way of traveling through… Continue reading Travel || Getting stuck in Ankara, Turkey
Istanbul. The city were east meets west and devided by the Bosphorus, it is a city were lots of things are happening. Once known as Constantinople and a lot of other names, it has a rich history and that becomes clear from the very beginning when you visit this city. It is a very dynamic… Continue reading Travel || Dazed and confused in Istanbul, Turkey
After staying in Gjirokastra for three weeks to finish my internship and start up my thesis, it was time for J & J’s Big Adventure! Jenny, who I met last year in Gjiro and is now a really good friend, came back from Australia and had some time to travel, so I asked her if… Continue reading Travel || J & J’s big adventure!