Our hearts are with Turkey

Turkey has had some rough times recently and things aren’t getting better. This makes us very sad because it’s one of the most incredible places we’ve ever been, and we felt 100% safe on our trip.

When were we there
11 days, June 10 – June 20

Where did we go
✈️ Flight from Hong Kong to Dubai
This was our first long flight on the trip, and we used points to upgrade to business on Emirates. WOW.
✈️ Flight from Dubai to Istanbul
🏨 Rixos Pera Hotel
✈️ Flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia
🏨 Sultan Cave Suites
Amazing hotel with rooms literally carved into the rocks. The staff were absolutely incredible. And there was an adorable puppy hanging out in the lobby while we were there.
✈️ Flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul



  • Süleymaniye Mosque
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Boat ride on the Bosphorus
  • Incredible food at Zubeyir Ocakbasi
  • Basilica Cistern
  • Dolmabahce Palace
  • Shopping at Grand Bazaar


  • Hot air balloon ride
  • Exploring Fairy chimneys and churches carved into the rocks
  • Derinkuyu Underground City

We absolutely loved Turkey. Istanbul is a beautiful city with lots of mosques and museums.  The Bosphorus cuts Istanbul in half, part of the city is in Europe and another part in Asia. It’s very cool to move between the two sides on a $1 ferry ride!

Cappadocia looks like another world. The ferry chimneys, made from volcanic ash erosion, are incredible. There are also underground cities and churches carved into the rocks!