Practices for the hammam in Turkey started in the 7th century. Though, another 600 years passed before the construction of the first hammam in Istanbul, which formalized the blend of thermae and manchu elements. These new hammam baths retained (and, thanks to manchu purification beliefs, improved) many of the structures of Roman baths.
Ten ways to treat yourself in the most magical city in Turkey (on a budget) This article is about why I decided to take a solo self-care trip in the middle of my house sitting assignment and what I did to restore my mental health while I was there. Background: Living in Istanbul The five-week […]
Is wearing the evil eye is cultural appropriation? It might be cultural appropriation to wear an evil eye, but with due diligence and careful consideration of how you where it and use it, it can be done appropriately and respectfully. If you’re wondering if a white person can where or use the evil eye, check this post out. If you want to learn more about the history and cultural usage of the nazar (evil eye), keep reading!
If you are looking for what to see and do in Brussels, then you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to Belgium! There are loads of things to do in Brussels. This itinerary assumes you have already found your way to Brussels via train, plane, or automobile. It also assumes you have already found a place to stay.
Trappist Breweries Let You Drink Great Beer While Maintaining A Responsible Travel Lifestyle
Hoiii! It’s time to go to Amsterdam, yeah? Amsterdam is a really fun cultural city that has been popular with tourists for ages. Riddled with canals and more bicycles than you’ve probably ever seen, it is a city not to be missed on your next European adventure. This travel itinerary contains information on flights, accommodations, […]
You just established this amazing yoga practice and you are fully committed. Your schedule has been packed with yoga classes multiple days a week but you know a vacation is around the corner and you are worried you might lose your progress. Maybe you would like to enhance your trip with a bit of yoga. […]
Tips for visiting a Temple in SE Asia I visited my first temple in 2017. Before that, I had never visited a temple or pagoda per se. As an American, I learned quickly there are a lot of foreign habits that are completely off our radar. We can disrespect the culture without even realizing it. […]
Seeing an elephant is a unique cultural experience in Thailand. Finding and planning an ethical elephant experience is critical for planning your adventure. Trust me on this. While respecting the culture and worldviews, I believe we can agree that interacting with wildlife is ethically questionable to begin with, so it’s really important to TRUST the […]
This is what I learned… When I first moved to southern Vietnam, I planned to rent a motorbike as my main form of transportation. Motorbikes are a way of life in Vietnam. It is in Thailand too, but when I lived in Thailand, I drove an ugly second-hand bike prone to mechanical issues. I was […]