Pamper yourself at an Istanbul Hammam

I recently spent a a few days in my native Istanbul and had a special girls night out with my friends.  We started at the hammam to properly pamper ourselves had a great time. While relaxing on göbektaşı, the large heated marble,  my thoughts started to wander about the old traditions and just how deliciously luxurious they…

Saint- Émilion – A Jewel of a Town

When a place is especially beautiful, the French call it a bijou or a precious jewel.  In that sense, Saint-Émilion is definitely a bijou in the heart of Bordeaux with its narrow streets, monolithic church and vineyards which have survived intact from 11th cc. Today Saint- Émilion and all the surrounding area is a Unesco…

Footsteps of Templars and Giants

This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases (if applicable). I consider myself as a true Mediterranean i.e. no place is perfect without the sun and the blue skies and the deep turquoise colour of the Med, but guess what? The landscape could be beautiful without any of…