Katrinka on Buyuk Valide Han

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  1. Stef
    May 23, 2015

    Hi Katrinka!

    How are you doing? I’m Stef from the blog foodandphotosrtw.com. My focus is long-term travel and you might be interested in participating in a collaborative post I am planning at the moment.

    My vision is to help other people who are afraid of traveling long-term on their own to overcome their fears with the help of my blog. That is why I am publishing a post about the

    greatest lessons travel has taught you

    and would love to have you featured in that post as well.

    For participating send me a text to stef@foodandphotosrtw.com (about 200-300 words) in which you explain your biggest lesson learned during your travels as well as a short introduction to your blog and your gravator. Those will be included as a backlink in the post.

    The deadline is 1st June.

    I look forward to reading your lesson.

    Have a great day.

    Best regards,


  2. Elen
    October 14, 2015

    Beautiful website! I found you via Girl About the Globe, as I did the ‘Expert Interview’ on Nepal. I also fell in love with travel after living in Prague, and I visited Turkey last year and really loved it. Glad to be following you! :)

    • Katrinka
      October 15, 2015

      Thank you Elen! There’s just something about Prague, isn’t there? I hope you stick around and enjoy what you read… and I will reach out to you should I ever make it to Nepal. :-)

  3. Melissa
    November 9, 2015


    I just saw your interview for Girl about the Globe.
    I’m also living in Turkey for some time, originally from the US though but I studied in London.
    Let’s meet up for coffee next time I’m in Kadikoy :P
    There’s this amaaazing smoothie place in Moda I could take you to.


  4. Mohammad Reza
    May 12, 2016

    Hi, Wud U plz add my email to your subscribed address list. Tnx

  5. Cheryl
    February 7, 2017

    Hello Katrinka,
    Love your blog. I recently found out about your blog through a YouTube video. I am interested in traveling to Istanbul this summer. Have you gone back there after your California trip?

    What is the current political climate? Sorry for asking the question you get the most! The video I saw of you in Instanbul was older. Do you still feel it is a safe place to visit? I have traveled to Europe alone and I am thinking about visiting Turkey. I do have a contact in Kocaeli but this individual is from there and I do not know him very well. As an expat from the states; what advice can you give me about going to Istanbul, Izmit and Cappadocia? I prefer staying away from touristy areas. Do individuals who say they are ‘happy to guide’ you a good idea? Should you go through a more proper tourism business? Do local persons who seek to guide you have a specific fees in mind for their private ‘tour services’… hotel, food, gas, etc.? I’m not sure what the legitimate rate would be?

    Any advice you can offer would be appreciated. Thank you.



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