Have you ever visited Bondi Beach before and done the Bondi to Coogee walk?
The weather was absolutely perfect at the end of (the southern hemispheres) summer to visit Sydney's (and possibly the world's) most famous beach. Of course with popularity, comes the large crowds trying to soak up the sun and atmosphere of Bondi.
While that could certainly turn away some, you do have the option of taking the one hour walk down to Bronte and eventually Coogee Beach for a little more privacy and some incredible scenery along the way.
We made two quick stops on our last day in Auckland... The first was to head back to the waterfront to enjoy it a little bit more after our camera issue from a few nights back.
We ran out of time, but you could sail the Auckland harbor for 1.5 hours for $99NZD per person, or a better deal would be to add in lunch for just $20NZD more!
The last thing we did in Auckland? Well you'll just have to check out our latest YouTube video linked in our bio... But we'll give you a hint... It involved an infamous food.
Yeni Zelanda'daki son gunumuzde iki sey icin zaman ayirdik. Bunlardan biri limana inip guzel manzarayi seyretmekti.
The structure of the family over the past thirty years has changed a lot in Italy. The modern family is made of parents and one or two children. Both parents generally work outside the household.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The traditional Italian family, according to the old model, is typically characterized by being agricultural and patriarchal.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It was very numerous and brought together parents, children, and grandchildren under one roof. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The men worked in the fields and sold the cattle while the women took care of the house, of the cattle, and often also weaved their clothes.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The transformation of the family, caused by the conversion of Italy from a predominantly agricultural to an industrial country, has not yet erased the old model. There are still habits and ways of thinking that link the families of the past to the ones of the present.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. Italian families gather, at least for one meal a day. Dinner is a fundamental moment of dialogue between parents and children.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. It is not uncommon for the grandparents to share the home with one of the children. Even when the grandparents do not live under the same roof, they generally live in the same city as one of their children and are the object of family care. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3. The close emotional bond that remains between its members, even when they have formed new families. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The tradition of visiting parents or other family members every Sunday is still very much alive.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Last but not least, it is very common for children to live with their parents much longer than in other western countries, potentially up to 30/35yo. Before getting married and starting a new family it is normal for a young Italian to continue living in the same home as his parents.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What is the family culture like, in your country?
Swipe right for the MOST EPIC dance...😉 Auckland, New Zealand tried our patience as new full time travelers. Our new camera that we just bought for the trip broke right after we returned from Hobbiton to the city. Only a few days later, Gökçe's phone broke as well on our last day there and left us thinking what else could possibly go wrong (that was March 11...) Thankfully, we still had plenty of great memories of Auckland too...the waterfront is absolutely gorgeous, the people are super friendly, the food is delicious and you can take in the city from a park sitting on top of a dormant volcano, just like we did here.
Also, thankfully Gökçes phone fixed itself... So sometimes you just need to forget the bad, enjoy the moment and never stop dancing.
Be sure to check out our time in Auckland on our YouTube channel, link in our bio.
Muhtesem dans gosterisi icin saga kaydirin 😬
Yeni Zelanda'da aslinda cok zorlandik. Once ana kameramiz pat diye bozuldu, sonra da cekim yapmaya mahkum oldugumuz cep telefonum da kisa sureligine ariza cikardi. Daha ne kotu gidebilir diyorduk ki.... Malumunuz 🤦🏻♀️ Butun gun sehir turunu Steve'in bozulan moralini duzeltmek icin muzurluga vurarak ve bol bol dans ederek gecirdim
We lived about as far away from Auckland as possible, so when we started our journey as full time travelers in Oceania, we knew we wanted to make the the most of our time there.
Specifically when visiting New Zealand we knew we wanted to experience Maori culture. While there are villages to visit in Rotorua, we ran out of time and found the Auckland War Museum has daily Maori Experiences.
We're happy we went, saw the haka and learned about their 800 years of history since arriving in New Zealand... Not to mention they were friendly enough to make this photo happen 😂
Check it out along with other great things you can do in Auckland with our latest YouTube video, link in our bio!
Steve'i ele gecirdiler! 😬
Our latest YouTube VIDEO is ready, link in our BIO!🎥 After our first stop in Melbourne, it was time to leave behind the city and the Great Ocean Road for our next stop, Auckland, New Zealand, where we got to spend international women's day in one of the few countries led by a female leader!
Our latest YouTube VIDEO is ready, link in our BIO!🎥 Our first stop on our journey as full time travelers was Melbourne, Australia and we are glad it was as we had the chance to take the day trip of a lifetime. A little over an hour outside of Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road begins and features some incredible natural beauty you MUST see in person, including the Twelve (really 7) Apostles.
We highly recommend self-driving and getting out the door early before sunrise to beat the tour groups... You won't regret it!
We appreciate you clicking the link in our bio, giving it a LIKE and SUBSCRIBING to stick around for future videos!
Is the Great Ocean Road is on your bucket list for when we can travel again?
Birinci Dunya Savasi sonrasi yurtlarina donen Anzaklarin Gelibolu'dan esinlenip insa etmis olduklari Harika Okyanus Yolu (Great Ocean Road) Avusturalya'daki ilk duragimiz oldu. Araba kiralayip soldan soldan harika bir gezi yaptik!
Nefes kesen manzaralariyla bu yol bizi gercekten buyuledi ve hatta beni aglatti 🥺
Meşhur Panamá şapkalarının aslinda Panamá ile bir alakası olmadığını, anavatanının Ekvador'un Cuenca şehri olduğunu biliyor muydunuz?🙂 Bu konuyla ilgili daha önce video çekip "Göçebe Öğretmen" kanalında paylaşmıştım.
Cuenca Ekvador'daki en güvenli ve en temiz şehirlerinden. Gezmeye diye gidip yerleşen Avrupalı turist sayısı da çok fazla. Bir de İspanyolca öğrenmek için ideal şehir olduğunu söyleyebilirim.
Ta ta ta taaaamm🙂
Fotoğrafta arkamda bulunan alan, Dünya'daki sadece iki yerleşik kalderadan biri olan Pululahua Krateri. Evet doğru okudunuz. İnsanlar volkanik bir kraterin içinde yaşıyorlar 😮 Aslında çokta fazla değil, 40 aile kadar.
Buradaki arazi son derece verimli ve çeşitli bitkileri yetiştirmek için kullanılıyor. Özellikle de mısır ve kinoa yetişiyor.
Volkan ise en son 2000 yılında aktifmiş.
Ekvador'un başkenti Quitó' da yer alan bu krater, başkentin 17 km kuzeyinde. Dünyanın gerçek 0 (sıfır) noktası var ya ( Mitad del Mundo) hah işte oraya çok yakın.
Kraterde dolaşırken çok garip hissettim.
Ağaçlar bildiğim ağaç değil, bitkiler ise mutasyona uğramış gibiydi 😅
Birde hükümet buranın çevresini dağ yamaçlarında yaşayan çeşitli türleri korumak için botanik rezerv olarak ilan etmiş.
Size de ilginç gelmedi mi kraterde bir yerleşim kurulmuş olması?
Our latest YouTube video is ready... Qantas airlines business class on credit card points!
Once we settled on Australia as our first destination as we began our journey as full time travelers, Steve began to use his years of credit card points knowledge to use, because he wanted to make our journey there as enjoyable as possible.
The entire trip took over 30 hours from NYC, but Steve booked it entirely on credit card points, including flying from LAX to Melbourne (with a stopover in Brisbane) in business class, something that would have been impossible otherwise.
We take you on board for this part of the journey so you can share in the experience with us, thanks so much in advance for watching, LIKING and hitting that SUBSCRIBE button! 🇹🇷
Kisa surede kesmek zorunda kaldigimiz yolculugumuzu paylastigimiz YouTube'daki ilk serimizin yeni bolumu hazir!
Ilk rotasyonumuz olan Avustralya'ya gitmek icin Steve Kredi karti puanlariyla Qantas Business Class yolculugumuzun gerceklesmesini sagladi. Inanilmaz bir tecrubeydi ve cok eglendik cekerken, umariz siz de eglenirsiniz 🤗
These were supposed to be joyful times... Our journey was 3 years in the making from the first time I shared my desire to travel with Steve. I wanted to see the world before we couldn't. He was hesitant at first, naturally, but after a little convincing came around and we set out planning out how to save money and credit card points to make our dream a reality.
We could have never anticipated how Coronavirus would grow into a global crisis at the same time we planned to take off, but here we are.
We shared our "Chapter One" story on YouTube with all the highs and lows. We are safe home now, and hoping you are safe and healthy as well. How's your stay home days are going? 🇹🇷
Steve'e 3 yil evvel dunyayi gormek istiyorum dedim, once bir durakladi, ama sonra benim hayalimi kendi hayali yapti. Boylece bu hayali gerceklestirmek icin beraber kollari sivadik.
Ne yazik ki 3 sene boyunca planladigimiz dunya turu hayalimiz, yola ciktiktan kisa bir sure sonra Coronavirus'a yenik dustu. Bugun, biz de herkes gibi evimizde oturmus, bu zor gunlerin sona ermesini ve herkesin saglikla atlatmasini diliyoruz.
Thinking back to simpler times, which really wasn't too long ago... We have been quite lately. Unfortunately, we had to make sudden adjustments on our plans. It has been a rollercoaster, but we will tell you all about it on YouTube.
The current health situation has changed our journey and plans drastically, along with many others. We consider ourselves very lucky to have returned home safe and sound and will be self quarantining and hoping others keep their distance and stay safe and healthy as well🙏 This too shall pass!
And our journey begins!
After 30 hours of flying to the other side of the world, we landed in Melbourne. When we set out, we knew we had to visit the Great Ocean Road. It is one of the most magical natural wonders of the world, with beauty to admire around every turn.
More importantly, it was built by the soldiers who returned from WWI and the road is the world's largest war memorial. Located between Melbourne and Adelaide in Australia, it is definitely a can't miss if you make it to that part of the world.
There are plenty of group tours that can bring you over there, but honestly we very much appreciated (and saved money by) self driving it and going at our own pace. More importantly, Steve drove on the left side of the road for the first time... And we made it back in one piece 😂
Maceramiz sonunda basladi! 30 saat suren uzun yolculugun ardindan, dunyanin obur ucuna ulastik! Avustralya'nin Melbourne sehrine indigimiz gibi uzun zamandir gormek istedigimiz Great Ocean Road (Buyuk Okyanus Yolu)' nu gormek icin hemen kollari sivadik. Bu okyanus kenari sahil yolu gercekten dunyanin en guzel yollarindan biri. Dönüp dönüp insani kendine daldirip giden harikulade sahil manzaralariyla buyuleyici yol!
Ama daha onemlisi, Birinci Dunya Savasi sonrasi Turkiye'den donen Avustralya'li askerlerin (bizim gorusumuze gore Canakkale'den esinlenerek) insa etmis olduklari dunyanin en buyuk savas aniti yolu.
Olur da bir gun buralara gelirseniz, planiniza bu Okyanus turunu kesinlikle dahil etmelisiniz. Biz araba kiralayip geldik ama bir cok tur firmasi da var gunubirlik katilabileceginiz. (Arabayla gelmek fiyat acisindan en uygun hali). Bu arada Steve de ilk defa sol yonden araba surdu, o yuzden baya seruvenli oldu bizim icin bu yol 🤣 Cok sukur tek parca halinde donmeyi basardik ama!
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55 7199 March, 2020
It all comes full circle eventually.
In 2015 I went with Gökçe to JFK airport for the first time to pick up one of her sisters. I remember that day like yesterday, as it was my first time meeting one of her family members and I was hoping to make a good impression.
Going to JFK together to pick up and drop off her family had almost become routine, but this time was different. This time it was that same sister dropping us off... And we are not sure when we will be back.
This is our first picture from the new journey, there will be many more to follow, stay tuned to see what we have in store for our biggest journey. 🙏
Senelerdir aile ve dostlari karsilayip ya da gecirmek icin geldigimiz New York'un JFK havaalanina, bu sefer kardeslerimiz birakti bizi yolcu etmeye.
Hem de ilk defa bu kez ne zaman donecegimizi bilmeden ayrildik ayni havaalanindan.
Aslinda bu resim bizim uzun zamandir hazirlandigimiz ve hayalini kurdugumuz hayatimizin en anlamli macerasindan ilk kare!
NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO, LINK IN BIO. Our latest video on what to see in Athens, Greece and how much we spent for our 2 day visit to th city is finally ready, go click on the link in our bio!
Athens is an affordable and walkable European city with friendly locals and plenty of attractions to explore. We show you which restaurants and bars are the best, as recommended by locals, and which attractions you can't miss and which you can skip if you only have a few days in Athens.
If you like it please give it a thumbs up and hit that SUBSCRIBE button for future videos as we grow our channel out we'd love to have you along for the journey. Thank you!
Yeni YouTube videomuz huzurlarinizda! Atina'yi iki gunluk ziyaretimizi ve ne kadar masraf yaptigimiz anlattik!
Atina yuruyerek kolayca ziyaret edilebilen tarihi bolgesi, arkadas canlisi yerli halki ve keyifli restoran ve kafeleriyle gercekten gonlumuzu caldi.
Yearning for the long days and the warmth of the summer sun.
While the usual frigid winter cold has mostly avoided New York this year, we've still had the gray cloudy days which are typical of a winter in the Northeast.
This specific moment in time seemed to have all that we are missing in our lives right now and it keeps us smiling as we count down the days now until our next NYC escape.
Who else is ready for those warm relaxing summer days?
Uzun ve gunesli yaz gunlerini ozledigimiz bir baska gunden merhabalar... Bu sene New York'da ortalamanin ustunde bir sicaklikla kisi geciriyor olsak da bu gri tonlardaki gunesi minimum seviyede gordugumuz soguk aylardan cok usandik artik.
Bir yandan gecen kis yaptigimiz Aruba kacamagindan kalan bu guzel karaye ic cekerek bakiyor, bir yandan da siradaki seyahatimiz icin hazirliklar yapiyoruz.
On our first day in Athens, Greece we knew we wanted to find a spot with a great view for sunset. While walking through the cobblestone streets of Plaka, we came to a clearing and Gokce spotted a hotel sticking out with a rooftop bar and knew we had to make it there for sunset.
A for Athens is located in the heart of Monastiraki, overlooking the liveliness of Monastiraki Square, and due to local height restrictions, has an unobstructed view of the Acropolis and Parthenon. To say the sunsets were spectacular is an understatement and we loved the view and atmosphere so much we actually returned for a second sunset while we were in Athens.
While drinks were on the pricey side for Athens (6 euros for a beer and 10-12 euros for a cocktail), we absolutely think you need to check out this rooftop if you ever visit the city.
Did you have a favorite spot to watch the sunset in Athens when you visited?
Atina'nin en guzel manzarasi de sizce burasi degil mi?
Yunanistan gezimizde Atina'nin arnavut sokaklarinda gezerken uzaktan yuksek bir otelin tepesinde rooftop gorduk ve hemen gitmeye karar verdik gunesin batisini izlemek icin. Iyi ki de gitmisiz. A for Athens isimli otelin cati bari resmen Acropolis, Parthenone ve Monastiraki manzarasi ile gunesin batiminda harika bir renk soleni izlememizi sagladi.
Icecekler biraz pahali tabi (bira 6 Euro ve kokteyl 10-12 Euro civarinda), ama su manzarayi izlemeye gercekten de deger.
New year, new decade. We know that this year is going to change our lives like no other, because we are taking huge and exciting steps that you will find out about very soon!
In 2019, we wrapped up a lot of things; identified true friends and family members who love and support us and focused on giving back to those relationships.
Gökçe became an American citizen and is nearly visa free for our upcoming adventures. We supported immediate family and made sure they are independent now. We sacrificed from our social lives to start up our Youtube channel while working full time. We saved every penny we can in order to allocate money for our big dream. We are now ready for 2020. This year is our year, and we know it.
We wish that this year will be yours too. Stick to your plans, and always try to be better than your previous day!
Yeni yil, yeni baslangiclar. Biz gonulden inaniyoruz ve biliyoruz ki bu yil bizim hayatimizin donum noktasi olacak, cunku cok heyecanli ve buyuk bir adim atacagiz, yakinda da sizinle paylasacagiz. 🤗
Christmas Lights in Dyker Heights!🎄 Dyker Heights is an old school Brooklyn neighborhood with views of the Verrazano Bridge leading to Staten Island and the bay leading out to the Atlantic Ocean.
What it has become known for, especially this time of the year, is for an absolutely stunning display of Christmas Lights and decorations which even involves professionally companies sponsoring and decorating houses on behalf of home owners. Whole blocks of houses like the one behind us can be seen nightly starting before Thanksgiving.
A few tips: There is a 3.5 hour guided tour of the whole neighborhood, but we'd recommend skipping that (they charge $50 per person!!!) and walking the neighborhood yourself.
You can take the subway out to a nearby stop and walk or cab the rest of the way. Wear warm clothes and thick socks, winter nights in New York get cold!🥶 Have you ever visited a Christmas lights display in New York City before? P.S. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah (and holidays) to all of you!🎄🕎
Iste New York'daki Noel isiklariyla dekor edilmis en guzel evlerin bulundugu yer, Dyker Heights!
Brooklyn'in en guneyinde yer alan bu mahalle Noel zamaninda inanilmaz isiklari ve dekorlariyla aksamlari herkesin akin akin geldigi bir yer. Mahallenin unu o kadar artmis ki son yillarda Noel isiklari satan sirketler evlere sponsor olup dekore ediyorlar. Sukran gunu zamanindan yilbasina kadar bu gorsel soleni gormek isteyenler severek ziyaret ediyor.
Peki siz hic Noel zamani New York'da bulundunuz mu?
Some of the best views in Athens are on top of the Acropolis.
Sweeping views of not only the city, but all the way out to the Saronic Gulf to remind us that we're not too far from water anywhere in Athens.
A few tips, you can beat the line and purchase tickets at a kiosk for the exact same price.
If you only want to visit the Acropolis grounds you can purchase a ticket for 10 Euros per person and not the 20 euro ticket. The 10 euro price is valid November 1 through March 31 and the weather in Athens is still on the warmer side even during winter.
Wear comfortable shoes!
The Acropolis opens at 8am and we recommend going early to beat the crowds, especially for picture taking purposes, but sunset time is beautiful as well!
Have you ever visited the Acropolis and Athens before?
Iste Atina'nin en guzel manzarasini gorebileceginiz tarihi ve guzel yer, Acropolis.
This was our first time in Athens, Greece and Plaka was the perfect neighborhood to explore the city from. While Plaka can be on the touristic side, there were still plenty of locals around to offer their recommendations on places to visit and eat, you just had to ask!
Yiasemi was one of those recommended spots to grab a coffee and a quick bite and we can easily see why. When we came back a few hours later there was hardly a table to sit at!
Istanbul and Cappadocia are naturally tourist hot spots, but Steve has seen way beyond that at this point.
Kutahya is a small city steeped in Ottoman history, architecture and culture.
It was a blast showing Steve around my grandparents town and playing dress up at my dad's friends' shop in 200+ year old Ottoman clothing.
Have your ever taken your spouse to a remote part of the country you grew up in?
Aslinda turistlerin klasik ziyaret ettigi sehirler hep Istanbul ve Kapadokya su aralar. Ama Steve bir yabanci olarak Anadolu'nun bircok yerini gormus oldu.
He's not actually a book worm, you're much more likely to catch him reading the news, a blog about maximizing credit card points for our next trip, or his latest obsession, cameras... But more on that later.
The last book he actually read was the 5th book of A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones), but every so often you'll find him thumbing through a book just to see what's inside.
Are you more of a book reader or someone who prefers to keep up on current events?
Bu sahneyi gorunce hemen karelendirdirmek istedim.
Steve'i cogunlukla haber okurken yada kredi karti puanlari ile ilgili blog okurken gormek cok daha mumkun. Son zamanlardaki tutkusu da kameralar 🤣
It's been a little while since our last Euro trip and we're definitely excited for the food, culture and architecture just like this street from our Budapest trip.
Next up for us is a southern European city that neither of us has been to before, care to guess where we are off to next?
P.S. Steve is up to something again, can't stay put.
Avrupa'ya sayili gun kaldi! (Turkiye de Avrupa'dan sayiliyor degil mi?) 😂
Today we're thinking about our friends in Los Angeles.
For those who are unaware, LA and the surrounding areas are dealing with dangerous wild fires currently and today in particular they have to deal with extreme Santa Ana winds fanning the flames.
LA has some great spots to visit, including the Chinese theatre seen here, but wild fires are a yearly danger and concern and we hope everyone heeds appropriate warnings and stays safe.
Bugun aklimizin bir yeri Cumhuriyet bayraminda, bir yeri de Los Angeles'da acikcasi. Gunlerdir suren siddetli yangin Los Angeles'da bir cok bolgeyi tehlike altina aldi ve civarda yasayan yuzlerce insan evlerini hizla bosaltip uzaklasmakta.
Not: Los Angeles gercekten Amerika'da kesinlikle ziyaret edilmesi gereken yerlerden biri. Fakat Hollywood bolgesi medyada aslinda oldugundan daha guzel ve cekici gosteriliyor. Arkamda gordugunuz Cin Tiyatrosu Hollywood sokaginin en populer binasi, cunku buyuk Hollywood festivallerine ev sahipligi yapiyor.
We were fortunate enough to make it down to Southern Florida this past weekend and Gökçe certainly could not have been happier to miss out on the cold and stormy fall day that New York City experienced this past weekend.
While we had to dodge a few Florida thunder storms (always pack an umbrella ☂️ if you're visiting) we had a fun weekend getaway to celebrate a good friend's birthday.
Pro Tip: If you want to fly down to Miami, also look for flights into Fort Lauderdale (FLL) airport which is only a 30 minute ride to South Beach. Both JetBlue and Delta fly there and offer a better onboard experience than American, in our opinion.
Hafta sonu yakin bir arkadasimizin dogum gunu icin Florida'nin guneyini ziyaret ettik ve kisa sureligine de olsa yaz gunlerine geri donmek bizi gercekten cok mutlu etti.
Bir kac defa siddetli yagmura maruz kalsak da gunes actigi gibi sanki hic yagmur yagmamiscasina her yer yine isil isil oluyor Florida'da, ama semsiye surekli yaninda bulundurmak sart oluyor tabiki.
It's really not hard to enjoy a beautiful clear blue day sitting sea side and enjoying a nice cold drink with great company. The days are long with the sun providing constant energy, putting a smile on most faces.
With sweater weather finally here in New York, we're very excited to escape to Florida for one more weekend of summer fun and a special celebration
Did you know Dumbo stood for Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass?
New York has many neighborhoods identified by abbreviationss and DUMBO is certainly one of the more obvious and popular ones. It has been hugely transformed in the last decade plus, from mostly factories to a vibrant community with plenty of great food stops.
Pro Tip: Go to Julianna's for pizza and not Grimaldi's. Patsy Grimaldi sold Grimaldi's years ago and Julianna's (right next store) is his new pizza joint and the real deal.
Bonus NYC abbreviation: Did you know Tribeca is actually abbreviated from TRIangle BElow CAnal?
Brooklyn'in Manhattan manzarali klasik DUMBO mahallesinin resimlerini her yerde gormussunuzdur kesin. Burada fotograf cekilmezseniz New York'a ziyaretiniz sayilmiyor diye duyduk ve hemen kosa kosa geldik 💁 Dumbonun acilimi aslinda Manhattan koprusunun alti anlamina geliyor ve bunu bir cok New York'lu dahil bilmiyor.
Dumbo son yillarda cok gelisti ve degisti. Harika sokak festivalleri ve yemek opsiyonlariyla da cok sevilen bir mahalle su anda ve hep tiklim tiklim dolu.
Adventure is waiting for you, you just need to know where to look.
Gökçe has certainly taught me to look and find it in so many places I could never have expected before, even in my home city of New York. I've visited new areas of New York City I had never seen before and expanded my taste buds to the point I now actively seek out the spiciest foods with her.
Do you have someone adventurous in your life who pushed you to explore and experience more?
Nerede oldugumuzun onemi yok, cunku aslinda kendi bakis acimiz oldugumuz yeri renklendiren.
Ille de surekli seyahat etmek gerekmiyor yeni seyler kesfetmek icin. Yasadiginiz yerleri adim adim tanimak, yeni yuzlerle tanismak, mutfaklarindan tat almak bile onlarin enerjisini tasidigindan sizi yeni bir yerdeymissiniz gibi hissetmeye yetebilir bazen. Bizim de bu aralar hedefimiz New York'un her kosesini gezip buralardan gitmeden her halini yasayabilmek.
It was 5 years ago today that we walked into each other's lives in a totally unexpected way, but from early on we each knew we found who each of us had been looking for.
We can still remember that moment and other great ones along the way just like it was yesterday, even down to the little details.
Who is ready for Halloween and pumpkin everything?
The New York Botanical Garden, not to be confused with the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, is located in the Bronx right next to the Bronx Zoo. The kids area is already getting dressed up for Halloween, and funny enough it was our favorite area in the garden, probably because we're big kids at heart.
The garden is normally $28 for entrance, but NYC residents can gain general admission for only $15. If you're not from NYC? Come on a Wednesday, it is free for all, but come early to beat the crowds. Better yet, during the summer the garden stays open late and hosts a happy hour.
Labor Day is the "end of summer" in the Northeast, but we are trying our best to extend those last warm days a little bit longer. We realize that the summer sun is not for everyone, but in our minds it surely beats the bitter cold and 4:30pm sunsets of a New York winter.
Have you ever visited Governors Island in New York City? (YOUTUBE video is in the bio!) Governors Island is over half man made and originally served as a US coast guard and army base before becoming a public park in 2005 and now transports you away from the skyscrapers of Manhattan on a quick ferry ride.
I can never turn my back on Steve even for a second. All I wanted to do was take in the New York City skyline during a beautiful summer sunset and there he goes trying sneak a sip from my drink!
We love visiting rooftop bars in New York City, especially during the summer time to take in a sunset over a happy hour. One with a view of the top of the world trade center on one side and both the Chrysler and empire State buildings on the other certainly stands out above the others. 😎