Monthly Archives: June 2019

Boutique hotels in Iran: Iranian Traditional Houses

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One country that has a fabulous variety of boutique hotels is Iran. During both of my trips to Iran I stayed in several very nice boutique hotels. They were all Traditional Iranian Houses that had been recently converted into boutique hotels. If you plan to come to Iran, I definitely recommend to stay in one! […]

2 Day Itinerary and Instagrammable Places in Istanbul!

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Heading to Istanbul and want the perfect 2 day itinerary? Then you’ve come to the right place! Istanbul is an incredible city: it is the only city in the world to straddle two continents, and it is also overflowing with history! But Istanbul is also very busy, so sightseeing and getting nice pictures without the crowds […]

The House Hotel Karaköy – Where To Stay In Istanbul!

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*This post was written in exchange for a complimentary stay at The House Hotel, Karaköy Istanbul. All opinions however are my own.*   So you’re heading to Istanbul and wondering where to stay? It’s certainly a large city and so where you base yourself is going to be important: you don’t want to spend half your […]

Why you should stay in independent boutique hotels!

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If you read my article on Why you should always support local independent businesses (CLICK HERE to read), you’ll know I am not a massive fan of big chain companies and global brands, and given the choice I always pick the smaller independent businesses over the larger global ones every time. Whether out shopping, looking for […]