My flight experience with Lufthansa from Kyiv to Toronto (via Frankfurt)

I lived a beautiful dream in September and October, 2020 when I visited Turkey and Ukraine and that was after being stuck in Kuwait for long months due to the lockdown there. However, this dream -just like any other beautiful dream- was coming to an end. On October 19th, 2020 I had to leave the Ukrainian capital and to fly back to Toronto, Canada to … Continue reading My flight experience with Lufthansa from Kyiv to Toronto (via Frankfurt)

24 Hours in Kharkiv; the 2nd largest city in Ukraine πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦

Why did I choose Kharkiv and not Odessa or Lviv? In October 2020, I spent 19 days in Ukraine. I was on my way back to Canada and decided to make a stop in Ukraine as the country was open for travelers (No PCR test or quarantine required). I spent most of my time in Kyiv but I decided to visit another city during one … Continue reading 24 Hours in Kharkiv; the 2nd largest city in Ukraine πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦

My Business Class experience with Turkish Airlines B787 during COVID (Istanbul to Kyiv) βœˆοΈπŸ‡ΉπŸ‡· πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦

Flying business with Turkish Airlines for the first time I wish I could afford flying business class all the time. The reality is, I fly business only when I have enough points to upgrade, if I get a special deal, or if it’s a business trip sponsered by my employer and that doesn’t happen often. I travel a lot so I usually search for cheaper … Continue reading My Business Class experience with Turkish Airlines B787 during COVID (Istanbul to Kyiv) βœˆοΈπŸ‡ΉπŸ‡· πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦

Bodrum, the Jewel of the Turkish Riviera πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡·

It was my first seaside vacation in so many years I like to explore cities and to learn more about their history, culture, traditions, and even cuisines so I would call myself a city traveler. I don’t even remember when was the last time I had a beach vacation. However, this time I felt that I really needed a big change; I had a real … Continue reading Bodrum, the Jewel of the Turkish Riviera πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡·

My travel experience in Istanbul during COVID πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡· (September 2020)

I should have posted this blog more than 2 months ago but I got busy with settling down in Toronto and with my new job so I had to wait for the holiday season to go back to writing travel blogs and I am so happy to be able to do that again. In September 2020, I finally decided that it is time to return … Continue reading My travel experience in Istanbul during COVID πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡· (September 2020)

My First Flight in the COVID Era πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡· ✈️

It was my first flight in more than 6 months In August 2018, I left Toronto, Canada to work in Kuwait for a couple of years hoping that I will return back to Canada end of 2020. However, the global pandemic caused a major disruption to my plans and forced me to leave Kuwait earlier than expected. I decided to leave Kuwait to Canada but … Continue reading My First Flight in the COVID Era πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡· ✈️

Bahrain, an Oasis Island in the Gulf! πŸ‡§πŸ‡­

Bahrain is a tiny island country Bahrain is very small island country (archipelago, to be precise) with a total area of only 760 km2. The Arabic word “Bahrain” literally means “Two Seas”. It’s a country with a long history; a home to Dilmun civilization that was founded over 2,500 years ago. It’s a unique travel destination in the Gulf region with lots of delicious local … Continue reading Bahrain, an Oasis Island in the Gulf! πŸ‡§πŸ‡­

Tbilisi, the Charming Capital of Georgia πŸ‡¬πŸ‡ͺ

Tbilisi is such a beautiful city In December 2018, I had a quick weekend getaway to celebrate my birthday while visiting a new country and meeting a good friend. Since I have an interest in exploring post-Soviet Union countries, and since I heard and read many great reviews about the beauty of Georgia which is a country that has deep roots in history and very … Continue reading Tbilisi, the Charming Capital of Georgia πŸ‡¬πŸ‡ͺ

Kyrgyzstan; the Switzerland of Central Asia πŸ‡°πŸ‡¬

I simply love travelling across Post-Soviet states so in 2018, after completing my Trans-Siberian Railway trip, I flew from Novosibirsk (the biggest city in Siberia) to Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. It was a great opportunity to discover a new country and a new region, which is Central Asia. Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country with a mountainous terrain -which helped them to preserve its ancient … Continue reading Kyrgyzstan; the Switzerland of Central Asia πŸ‡°πŸ‡¬

DDR Museum in Berlin; A Life Behind the Wall πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ

Deutsche Demokratische Republik Back in the 1980s, when I was 6 or 7 years old child, Germany was the first European country I’ve ever visited along with my parents. We used to travel there every summer to visit my uncle who lived in West Berlin (he’s still living in Germany). Back then, the city of Berlin was divided into two; East Berlin, which was the … Continue reading DDR Museum in Berlin; A Life Behind the Wall πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ