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Peru Travel Diary: Machu Picchu

A highlight of our trip to Peru was definitely exploring the Machu Picchu ruins. They are part of a highly sophisticated ancient Incan city located in the midst of mountains at an altitude of 2340 m above the sea level.There are two mountains directly surrounding the ruins. Montaña Picchu is the higher mountain while Huayna Picchu is more famous since it is often pictured in the background of photos. We decided to hike up Montaña Picchu while we were there, which…

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Letters from Sevda: To New Beginnings

Exciting news: I moved to London to study a fashion business degree and I am beyond excited. The last three weeks have been a whirlwind of getting lost, running around like crazy and trying to take in as many impressions as possible.There is so much to explore and do that it can be a bit overwhelming at times but finally, I feel like I have settled in or rather gotten used to the fast pace. Getting out of your comfort…

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Peru Travel Diary: Arequipa & Cusco

It is finally time to share some of my impressions from the Peru trip I took with my sister. This is the second post in my ‘Peru Travel’-series following our adventures and showing the different places we visited. The first post in the series showed our itinerary and gives a more general look at our trip. For this post, I decided to write about the cities Arequipa and Cusco because we stayed in these places for the longest time and got…

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Ephesus Travel Diary

The last two months have been crazy because I feel like I have been all over the place. After spending three weeks in Peru and travelling through Germany, I just returned from a family vacation where we travelled between Paris, Istanbul, Giresun and Izmir. We spend a total of nine days in Izmir and took the chance to not only relax at the beach and soak up some sunrays but to visit the close-by ancient Greek city Ephesus for a day…

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Letters from Sevda: My Peru Itinerary

3 days ago I turned 21 which is just crazy and time has been flying ever since spring. I spent the day in Paris with my family and had a hectic but great time over there. Right now, I am in Istanbul and checking in to update you on a recent travel adventure: Peru. Me any my sister went to Peru for three weeks during May and explored the beautiful Peruvian landscapes, the local cuisine and experienced the culture first…

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Letters From Sevda: November- Saying Thank You

It’s crazy how time flew! One year ago I decided to make some changes to grow further and realise the goals I had been too afraid to tackle. One entire year ago I thought about what thirty goals I wanted to achieve. A whole year flew by without me noticing and here I am one year later. So much has changed yet so little has changed. I want to use today as a chance to look back on what I…

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Letters From Sevda: August

Another month flew by and I am so sad to see that summer is almost over. That’s why I am trying to enjoy as much sun as possible. And what better way to get some vitamin D  than to check off some points from my 30 in 365 days challenge? The year is almost over and I am still trying to check off as many of my 30 goals as possible. This month I volunteered. Giving back is so important…

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