After coming back from Istanbul, some of my friends in Porto told me that I looked chubbier than ever! Chubbier means gaining weight! Oh nooooooo! It was a big slap for me and I blame it all on Turkish foods. Yes, yes, yes. Those Turkish foods I ate in Turkey. Those delicious and cheap at twice the price Turkish foods. OH GOOOOOOSH, my mouth is watering right now imagining those delicious-o and perfect-o foods.
Angel Nabila: “Relax, Nabila, remember your weight. Go to sleep and wake up early to work out tomorrow!”
When Tyas told me that she was going to spend her Christmas holiday in NYC, I was like, “Wow! Everything in that city is completely expensive.” But she has proven that she could be extra fabulous in NYC without spending any money and most importantly, she spilled the beans. She told me five fabulous (and free) places in NYC and here you go. Put on your fabulous clothes, take your camera and lenses, and enjoy NYC without worrying of being broke! x)
New York City, the city that never sleeps. One of the most expensive cities in the world, one of the most favorite cities for fashion lovers and one of those big cities that I want to visit.I was indeed lucky, akhir tahun 2013 lalu saya memiliki kesempatan Continue reading →
@tyasandarini will share her experiences in the city that never sleeps, some tips and tricks on how to stay budget-friendly while staying in this fashionista-favorite city, and of course, fabulous photos of NYC.#TheUnitedStates
and the most awesome thing is those posts will be published at this blog! x)
I went out of Sulaymaniye Cami (Mosque) after praying and this was what I saw
I had been studying about the Ottoman Empire as part of my History of Islam class during junior high school. I learned about the rise and downfall of this Empire who had a big influence in the Islamic History. and there is a city where the Ottoman Empire is most famous for: Istanbul. Istanbul or previously named as Byzantium or Constantinopel is one of those cities in the world that is on my bucket list. This city had served as a capital for four empires, namely the Roman Empire (330–395), the Byzantine Empire (395–1204 and 1261–1453), the Latin Empire (1204–1261), and the Ottoman Empire (1453–1922) –source here.
Had been thinking of Turkey as one of the Islamic countries, I thought this country was similar to Middle East countries. Even I thought the language used was Arabic. But then I was wrong!
Recently a blog post went viral, translated into 16 different languages the post was called, Don’t Date a Girl who Travels. Wonderfully written and accurate in the description of an independent woman who can’t be tied down, a woman meant to explore, a woman who should not be held back.
I read this post and smiled, recognizing many of the values identified as ones that I have discovered in my own life of travels. It’s tone empowering, fierce, a life lived unconventionally, a women wisely choosing to follow her own will, not that of someone else’s.
Yes yes, there are so many kebap restaurants in the world. But my Turkish friend said that that is not kebap, that is doner.
OMG! Finallyyyy, i am eating the authentic one and almost crying of how good its meat tastes. So, kebap is a minced meat baked with spicy ingredients and eaten with chives, tomatoes, and a bread called Pide (pide looks like Indian Naan bread, but its’t not). We add our additional “spices” like pepper, salt, spicy, etc then we wrap the pide &meat to eat kebap.
For a drink, the good match for kebap is a drink called ayran. It’s a white yoghurt mixed with water and salt. And at the end, for “sobremesa”, of course, the delightful Turkish tea.
It has been a week since I went back home from Basel, Switzerland, and it has been a hard week to move on from Mr. Alps’ handsomeness. I feel so grateful for having the best lenses that ever made: the eyes. Tho I captured so many pictures of Switzerland and its gorgeous Mr. Alps Continue reading →