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Turkish Gourmet 101: Gül Böreği

Börek represents a morning practice, part of a preparation for guests and best accompanying food to tea in Turkey. It was a well-known cuisine in Ottoman times and therefore it is popular in Eastern...

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Constanta Coast Road Trip

Stepped into age 31. Once again in Romania. It was a one day explore of Constanta seaside, stopping by each coast below. We started from Mamaia on the north to Vama Veche on the...

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Cișmigiu Gardens, Bucharest

I have no idea why Cișmigiu Gardens, Bucharest (Parcul Cișmigiu) is my favourite park in Romania. Maybe it is because I`ve lived in the neighbourhood for a long time. Whenever I can find time, it is a...

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Turkish Gourmet 101: Tarhana Corbasi

Freezing winter evenings. That should be what I am getting used to recently. Once you get home with your cheeks shriveled, a warm soup is irrevocable. And that soup is Tarhana. Besides, Tarhana Corbasi...

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North Cyprus Trip

It was exactly 8 years ago on December when my uncle shortly invited me to an event in North Cyprus. I remember that I was rushing to the Cyprus plane, leaving the master degree...

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Bucharest Christmas Market

Bucharest Christmas Market is not one of these traditional European christmas markets, but definitely it will be one of them. It`s been only 4 years since Bucharest keeps the tradition of having a christmas...

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Poiana Brasov Trip

Despite its rich resources, amazing nature and beautiful scenes, Romania is not capable enough to welcome enough tourists. Moreover, Western country citizens have wrong opinions about Romania. Trippie is not the most followed blog...

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Turkish Gourmet 101: Aşure

Now, I will introduce you  a complete vegan Turkish desert. It has a religious background that is believed, on the 10th day of Muharram (month of an Islamic calendar), Noah`s ark arrived in Mount Ararat...

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Transfagarasan Trip

Transfăgărășan highway, aka 7C, is one of the most spectacular roads in the world that you should give a try once in a life time. As Guardian`s Andy Markowitz call it `Ceausescu`s Folly`, the...

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Trippie is 8 Years Old

I remember the first day I posted on Trippie. Since then, Trippie hosted over 20 countries and 130 cities in 185 different posts. My single main reason of having such a blog never changed...

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Donate and Let Gülce Smile

I would like to announce a crowd funding campaign that started in one of the largest online communities in Turkey, eksisozluk.  I don’t know her, I don’t know her family. But I know that...

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Welcome to World, Defne

Dear Defne, I am your mother`s sister`s husband. Yes, I can see your poker face J You will understand soon that relationships in Turkish families are quite complicated and voluminous. So shortly call me...

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Weekend Trip to Varna

You may have heard this Balkan city, but probably never have been. Varna is the third largest city in Bulgaria with 365,000 inhabitants. Bulgarians` most favourite seaside resort was once home to the oldest golden...

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Summertime in Mamaia

I mentioned about Romanian seaside before. Romanian beaches are not promoted enough. Still there are several Romanian beaches that you can enjoy your summer.  Mamaia, Vama Veche, Eforie Nord, Neptun, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, Olimp....

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Turkish Gourmet 101: Bulgur Pilavı

I would not even believe myself that I am promoting Bulgur Pilavı. That`s because I wasn`t really eating Bulgur Pilavı since I got married. So +1 for after-marriage-food-habit changes. You might all know Bulgur...

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Nepal Earthquake 2015

Nepal is a country located in the Himalayas, bordered by China and India. Its capital is Kathmandu and most of the population believes in Hinduism, but it is also birthplace of Buddha. It`s on...

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Benelux Trip at Age 30 : Bruges

Bruges (Brugge in original) is the last destination of our Benelux trip, after Brussels and Amsterdam. Even I always heard of it in travel blogs as a city worth to see, my knowledge was limited...