The mystical experience of visiting Basilica Cistern in Istanbul

I never thought I would ever say in my life how a cistern became one of my favourite places to visit of all time. I was simply in awe whilst walking through the aisles of the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul, so impressed with the way they managed to use and conserve a space that was … Continue reading The mystical experience of visiting Basilica Cistern in Istanbul

Topkapi Palace & the Harem, the residence of Ottoman Sultans

Main entrance to the Topkapi Palace If there is something you should not skip in your visit to Istanbul, is the Topkapi Palace complex. This was the residence of lustful sultans, courtiers, concubines and eunuchs - all living and working within the complex between the 15th and 19th centuries. Mehmet the Conqueror started to build … Continue reading Topkapi Palace & the Harem, the residence of Ottoman Sultans

The Month of the Dead – learning about the Paris Morgue in Brompton Cemetery

We fear death almost as much as we are attracted to it. The gruesome, the morbid. As long as it's not with us, or our loved ones. There is a reason why the true crime genre has had such a resurrection in the past few years. Understanding what happened, the why, and how. The twistier … Continue reading The Month of the Dead – learning about the Paris Morgue in Brompton Cemetery

The month of the Dead – West Norwood Cemetery

We're halfway through the month of October already. This is one of my favourite, if not my favourite, time of the year. I love fall and well... the countdown to Halloween. I'm definitely a fan of ghost stories, of lost souls, always curious about the rituals different countries have used and currently still undertake when … Continue reading The month of the Dead – West Norwood Cemetery