The mysterious Hoan Kam Lake in Hanoi

It is really hard to escape the cacophony of sounds in Hanoi and there is just literally so much stuff pilling everywhere - from mopeds, people, storefronts full of different objects, food - that even your eyes need a break, just something to look at that is simple, uncomplicated. I crave going to place where … Continue reading The mysterious Hoan Kam Lake in Hanoi

A cruise on the Bosphorus & visiting the Dolmabahçe Palace

If you have more time in Istanbul, one of the things I definitely recommend is a cruise on the Bosphorus. I indulged in a small group yacht cruise that included some drinks and snacks, information about the places we were cruising by and took us to the Asian side of Istanbul. I used Velena Cruises … Continue reading A cruise on the Bosphorus & visiting the Dolmabahçe Palace