Octopus

Try.resisting.the.urge.to.buy.a.very.cute.ceramic.octopus.

Italy – 2013

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Posing

This guy wasn’t only one of the most entertaining guide we ever had, he was also a real poser. Luckily for him he is photogenic!

Jordan – 2012

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The best breakfast in Istanbul

I know this is a strong statement, but the breakfast was delicious, the service was impeccable and everything was very affordable!

To find that little gem, head to Ortakoy neighbourhood. Admire one of the most beautiful view in Istanbul on the main square and wander in the little streets.

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This where we found Ortaköy Cafe Kahvalti. If you decide to go there after reading this blog, make sure to go with a very empty stomach.

Once settled on the nice street terrace with little blankets to keep us warm (we were there in March) we ordered what seemed to be their speciality (our Turkish is non-existent so we asked the waitress and with a mixture of English and pointing at the menu we figured out what the speciality was).

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We went for the ‘Serpme Kahvalti’ which is their breakfast for two. As part of it we had the choice between omelet and menemen. We of course went for the local option, menemen, a traditional Turkish dish made of eggs, tomatoes, peppers and a few more toppings.

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Everything was excellent and between the menemen, the cheese, bread, olives, etc. We were full for the day!

I also mentioned above that the service was really good. A good example is when the waitress overheard me saying that I never had Turkish coffee – two minutes later a Turkish coffee was served without me asking for anything and at no extra cost!11063426_10153226702020090_2597603974493083171_o.jpg

With very full stomach, we headed back toward the Bosporus for a digestive cruise.

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Harvest

Getting into that time of the year… 2016 wines, I am ready to taste you!

Amalfi Coast – 2013

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Canyoning

If like hiking and the beauty of canyons, you will be very happy in Jordan!

Jordan – 2012

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Later summer

That’s it folks! Summer 2016 – it’s a wrap!

Not going to lie, you haven’t been the greatest weather-wise (faaaaaar from it in England) but you’ve been pretty relaxing.

Now let’s get ready for changes of colours and crisp walks in the outdoor. Autumn 2016, I am ready for you!

Bath – 2011

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Bellissima!

One very pretty church, in one very pretty village, in one very pretty country.

Amalfi -2013

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TGIF

Mandatory TGIF picture. It’s a bank holiday weekend in England so I am planning to spend it, just like these two fellows, napping in the sun.

Brazil – 2013

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