The Instagram obsession and addiction is real. I have been obsessed with my cocktailofemotions account for a number of weeks and months. I guess I use it as a platform for share my weird and wonderful travel pictures and stories. I also use it to broaden my knowledge of what’s out there as well as getting inspired by hundreds and thousands of traveller.
The one thing however that worries me is the amount of hours I can spend looking at people’s profiles and stories. I can easily ignore my nearest and dearest as I edit pictures and am completely absorbed by other peoples lives. It’s a frightening realisation that social media can do that to do. It can save you or destroy you.
Anyways. It’s Friday. It’s been a long and tedious week of social worker, so I’m going to call it a night. Good night folks. And if you’re on Instagram, do follow our Instagram profile.
December was a fairly dull month, hence why I didn’t post for All of decemver. however I started January 2017 by surprising my Mom to Germany for her 50th birthday. Yeaaaah, that’s right. I’m a good daughter! She was completely and utterly blown away by the surprise.
We went for a weekend, Friday to Monday and met my cousin in Germany. She ended up taking us to a few different cities and even Vaals in holland. These were the cities we went to:
Last but not least, Monschau.
Here is a sneak peek into the details 🙂 overall Germany exceeded my expectations as it was full of quirky little cafes and wonderful architecture.
Hey you guys. Totally forgot to post about my recent trip to Qatar to see my better half for his 30th birthday.
After weeks and months of chaos I was quite looking forward to just kicking back and relaxing. And that is exactly what I did.
Here are some of the pictures:
I caught the connecting flight from Dubai and went to buy a costa coffee just for their free wifi which was a lot faster than the airport one!
My first stop was at the Villagio Mall to get me some PF Chang dynamite prawns mmmmm. They the best!!
The second day entailed of long walks around the Souk Wakrah and sipping my favourite frapaccino!
I have this weird obsession with chilli fries from Chillis! I ordered them THREE times while I was in Qatar. And it was worth it every time.
This is just a sneak peak of the better halfs birthday celebrations.
Fancy celebrations in a pretty location in Qatar.
The corniche is the most beautiful place in Qatar. I could sit in MIA park for hours!
I spent the last day hanging out with friends at the Souk. I miss Qatar terribly 😦
Double whammy from casacobana! Yummm.
Hi all, so as you you know A and I went to turkey towards the end of July. We spent 3 days In Istanbul and 3 days in Cappadocia. We always tend to check in before our fights and i got extremely lucky and got upgraded to business class. We flew with Turkish airlines and their service was very impressive. I had plenty of leg room and space! However I must admit I preferred the food going back in economy!
We decided to book a hotel called “Mina Hotel” and I would highly recommend it to anyone going to Istanbul. It’s clean, the location is incredible, it’s a 5 minute walk to the blue mosque, the service is pretty good, the food was pretty average and they have recently renovated it so everything looks very new and fresh.
The view from the roof terrace.
So during the day one we did absolutely loads, despite the fact that overnight there was a attempted coup. This did not stop the tourists or the locals from going out, exploring and generally having a good time. We left the hotel around 9am and saw the following:
2- German fountains
3- Blue mosque
4- Hagia Sophia
5- Basilica Cistern
6- Topkapi Palace
6- we walked around for miles in the empty streets of the grand bazaar and spice markets.
We covered a lot in one day and were absolutely shattered by the end but it was totally worth it. Here is a collage of the things we managed to see on day 1:
Day two was slightly chilled out in comparison as we decided to walk down to the Bosphorus river and get a 2 hour boat tour. And this is what we did on day 2:
1- Bosphorus boat tour
2- Galata tower
3- Taksim square
We were slightly confused as to what we should do on day 3 as we had covered so much already. But after consulting with friends that recently visited Istanbul they recommended the following:
1- Eyup sultan mosque
2- Pierre lottie
3- explored some more of the sultanehmet area. We came across am amazing restaurant and would really strongly tell people to visit as the views are absolutely incredible. It’s a restaurant called ‘seven hills’.
Check out our pictures on Instagram
For lots more pictures!
People must think ‘why on earth does she take so many pictures?’ The truth is o suffer from serious memory issues. I can barely remember my childhood and even have a tendency to forget people from my past. Hence I make an extra effort to take pictures of everything I do and everywhere I go. That way I can look back and remember certain aspects of the day or time.
I don’t claim to be an amazing photographer, nor do I claim to be an expert in taking pictures. The reality is quite the contrary, I merely take pictures for the sake of the memories. I hope you guys do enjoy them however 🙂
Please do follow me on Instagram if you can spare a few minutes! Travelbug_89
Me and A went to Cappadocia after our trip to Istanbul and stayed in possibly the best hotel there is in Cappadocia. It’s fair to say it probably cost ‘A’ a bit of a fortune for us to be staying here. The funny thing is we aren’t extremely rich or come from wealthy families, but we spend without thinking. So since arriving in this beautiful hotel, people’s responses have been as follows:
“Tell me who you really are”
“That’s a very fancy hotel”
“That’s a good hotel, the best”
It’s made us cringe a little as we aren’t the type of people to brag, it’s embarrassing to say the least. Oh and it also meant that we were charged twice as much for a taxi Journey due to people assuming we are minted!
Anyway a here’s a pic of #fromwhereisit
I feel extremely blessed to be here. Alhamdulillah