TURKEY

TURKEY

Turkey : Officially, the Republic of Turkey is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is a democratic, secular, unitary, parliamentary republic with a diverse cultural heritage. Merhaba!! I know a lot of you have been asking for images and updates on my recent visit to Istanbul so no need to wait longer - the posts/images are finally here. [...]

Umrah

Umrah

Umrah: (Arabic: عمرة‎‎) is a pilgrimage to Makkah, Saudi Arabia, performed by Muslims that can be undertaken at any time of the year, in contrast to the Hajj. In Arabic, Umrah means "to visit a populated place." As mentioned in "the bad, the good & the blog" I went for a three week Umrah trip this [...]

Hout Bay

Hout Bay

Hout Bay (Afrikaans: Houtbaai, meaning "Wood Bay") is a town near Cape Town, South Africa situated in a valley on the Atlantic seaboard of the Cape Peninsula, twenty kilometres south of the Central Business District of Cape Town. The name "Hout Bay" can refer to the town, the bay on which it is situated, or [...]

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is an important garden nestled at the eastern foot of Table Mountain in Cape Town. The garden is one of nine National Botanical Gardens covering five of South Africa's six different biomes and administered by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI). Even though this was not my first trip to Cape Town [...]