Damany and I chose Art City because we didn’t want to do the hostel thing in Istanbul…let’s face it, almost every hostel in the city has reviews that start with “the bathroom was flooded”…and yeah, there may be minor leaks that occur in all hotels or hostels, but I’m not into the idea of showering with a pool of dirty water on the floor.  I guess if I were on a RTW backpacking trip, I might suck it up and

Posted on 7 November , 2012
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All inclusive holiday packages offer some of the best deals on the holiday market. In fact, in many cases its better to book an all inclusive holiday.  But how can you really make sure that your summer getaway is the absolute best value for money? There are a few simple tips and tricks you can follow when booking your holiday to ensure you get the best deals available. Here’s how: 1. Book At Specific Times Of The Year It may

Posted on 20 September , 2012
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Funny how those unexpected things turn out to be exactly what you need, right? Despite seeing these hats all over the Colca Canyon, it’s not something I would have chosen to pick up and buy – for whatever reason, I was not attracted to them sitting on the tables.  Damany, however, was attracted to them and purchased one.  At some point I put his on my head and decided it was the cutest hat in the world.  I had to

Posted on 17 September , 2012
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Ingredients: • 7 ½ oz (3 parts) Peruvian Pisco • 2 ½ oz (1 part) fresh squeezed lime juice • 2 ½ oz (1 part) simple syrup • 1 egg white • Angostura bitter *to make the simple syrup put ½ cup sugar in a pot with ¼ cup water, bring to a slow boil (always stirring), and cook until all the sugar has dissolved. Remember to let the syrup cool before mixing with the Pisco and lime juice. Preparation: Pour

Posted on 17 September , 2012
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While I was not tagged to participate in TravelSupermarket’s Capture The Colour blogging contest, I just felt it would be a fun post to work on.   I have always loved color, and as a student of design I decided to approach this task with the guidance of a color book I have always loved to reference; “The Complete Color Directory, A Practical Guide to Using Color in Your Home” by Alice Westgate.  The book is structured in sections for each color

Posted on 21 August , 2012
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The town of Paracas (located in the Ica area, in the Province of Pisco – 260 km south of Lima) is really not all that big…nor does it have much going on, especially at night…really visiting the nature reserve is probably one of the few things you’ll want to do there.  I mean, it’s cool and all, but you don’t necessarily need to stay in Paracas to enjoy the reserve – the town is central to Ica and Lima and

Posted on 17 August , 2012
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