Running around the World: the Pyramids Half Marathon

I have started running only a few years ago. My first run (at the event) was in September 2014. I run 7 km. Approximately 2 months after, in November 2014, I have run my first 10k at the Istanbul Marathon. It was difficult to finish 10k, but at the same time amazing because of twoContinue reading “Running around the World: the Pyramids Half Marathon”

One Place& One Book: Galicia

Reading is a synonym of travelling. I have probably travelled more pages than miles. Now that we are slowing down our lives for a while (and speeding up our bytes), we also have a great opportunity to read more or to remember where have we travelled and which books took us there. I hope toContinue reading “One Place& One Book: Galicia”

Gift of Vesuvius: Herculaneum and Pompeii

Pompeii and Herculaneum have been on my bucket list for a long time. I am so happy that I have finally found the time and visited both of them. Of course, without visiting Vesuvius and eating Margherita in Naples, plus drinking Aperol Spritz, my trip wouldn’t be complete. If you are in Italy, the bestContinue reading “Gift of Vesuvius: Herculaneum and Pompeii”

Day Trip: Serindere Canyon

Living in Istanbul is full of surprises. This city probably never sleeps and sometimes to follow its rythm can be exhausting. In summer time, many Istanbulites escape to nearby beaches in Kilyos, Şile or to a Princes Islands. By saying many, I actually mean MANY. Beaches, roads and ferries are often very kalabalık on theContinue reading “Day Trip: Serindere Canyon”

Running for a good Cause

Dear friends, As you probably know, one of my hobbies is also running. About I year ago a wrote a piece about running in Istanbul. You can read it here. At this year’s Istanbul’s Marathon, I will not only run for me but for scholarship programme *Geleceğe Koşanlar*. This programme is dedicated to children under protection.Continue reading “Running for a good Cause”

Run, Istanbul, run!

NRC event in August I am one of those people who never liked running. When I was in primary and high school I even hated it. I hated even the thought of it.  But this mysteriously (yes, I really don’t know the reason) changed after I came to Istanbul. I guess I was searching forContinue reading “Run, Istanbul, run!”