The Cute and Charming town of Alacati

Alacati is a charming old Greek town located on Turkey’s Cesme peninsular roughly 1 hour from the city of Izmir.

I first discovered this cute town back in 2011 when my dad and I went on a last minute staycation getaway to Cesme. We jumped on the dolmus to explore the area one day and ended up in Alacati. In those days there wasn’t as much going on as there is now – There wasn’t as many people or restaurants or adorably decorated shop fronts but it was still charming enough for me to want to go back again and again…

When I first started Instagram, right after that trip infact, it was all my holiday photos of Çeşme and Alaçatı that I posted.

Turquoise crystal clear waters and pastel coloured buildings adorned my feed and I fell in love with Cesme and Alacati all over again. It’s been a 6 year love affair and every Summer I visit as often as I can.

Dancing in the Desert in Dubai

One of my favourite activities we did in Dubai was the desert safari. Not because I enjoyed the dune bashing (we didn’t and made our poor driver crawl along compared to the other jeeps due to us feeling sick) but because I have always wanted to goto the desert.

We were picked up from our hotel at 3pm by our driver and driven to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve which was just over an hour away. When we got there we had to stop for a few minutes so they could let some air out of the tires so we could drive safely on the sand. I have never been to a desert before and it was everything I was dreaming of and more. It was just so…vast. Empty, peaceful and beautiful. Even though we had only driven for an hour, it felt like we were a million miles away from the malls and skyscrapers….