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Travel Essayist

This is a personal travel journal filled with captivating photographs and stories, chronicling my adventures across various corners of the world over the past few decades.

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The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

The Grand Bazaar (Kapali Çarsi) in Istanbul, Turkey, is one of the world’s largest and oldest covered markets, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops. It’s a significant landmark in the city, which was established in 1455. Today the Grand Bazaar is famous for tourists and locals alike. It is also a sensory overload for anyone stepping inside;...

Centre Pompidou in Paris

Centre Pompidou in Paris

There are many fabulous places to see and explore in Paris, and my favourite is Centre Pompidou (Centre Georges Pompidou). I love the architecture of the building and its surrounding. Located in the Beaubourg area of the 4th arrondissement of Paris, near Les Halles, rue Montorgueil, and the Marais. It was designed in high-tech architecture by the architectural team...

Berlin's Glass Roof of Sony Centre

Berlin’s Glass Roof of Sony Centre

Helmut Jahn designed a spectacular roof of the Sony Center, which has become an internationally famous landmark of Berlin. It is located at the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, Germany and houses Sony’s German headquarters. When you are inside, you cannot stop looking up. In general, It was one of the highlights of my visit to Berlin, I loved the mixture of modern...

Bathing with Elephants in Thailand

Bathing with Elephants in Thailand

There are many different options when it comes to spending a day with elephants in Northern Thailand. Ethical or not-so-moral elephant experiences in Chiang Mai. You need to do your research and pick something you are comfortable with. The most fun with elephants you can have is bathing in the river and/or waterfall. They love it. It’s a great way for everybody to...

Amazon (Tambopata National Reserve), Peru

Amazon (Tambopata National Reserve), Peru

There was a place on my bucket list, Amazon Rainforest. Of course, nowadays there are more tourist-friendly options to do it without not putting lives in danger and still seeing a bit of jungle. Taking a long boat from Puerto Maldonado deep into Amazon Boats parked at the lodge in Amazon (Tambopata National Reserve), Peru When in Peru, I spent a couple of days at the...

North Shore of Oahu Island

North Shore of Oahu Island

The island has a lot to offer, from the busy streets of Waikiki with its shops and restaurants tropical forests and stunning beaches. I did a day trip to The North Shore of Oahu which encompasses the 17-mile north-facing coastal area between Ka’ena Point in the west and eastward to Kahuku Point. Surfboard on the beach After renting a car I drove across the island to...

Traveler’s Factory Nakameguro In Tokyo

Traveler’s Factory Nakameguro In Tokyo

It was a sunny and warm day, so I decided to head out to Traveler’s Factory Nakameguro area of Tokyo. After a few changes on the subway and a bit of walking through small streets in what looks like a very residential neighbourhood, I found the place. Also, I found a 100 Yen store on the way which is always a lot of fun to visit and browse. It’s a Japanese...