A travel blog by Elisha Donkin
I’m a twenty-something year old Australian traveller, writer, photographer, storyteller, hiker, avid tea drinker and self-confessed chocolate addict. I’ve been travelling solo on and off since 2014 and recently decided that I should just accept that it is my life and not just another holiday (like most people think it is). I’m also a freelance writer and photographer and have been published in various magazines and websites around the world.
Welcome to my travel blog!
This blog is a combination of stories, photos, travel guides and occasionally (amateur) videos, on the places I’ve travelled in and hiked to so far. Here you’ll find stories of my favourite experiences, informative travel guides to off beat places, musings on life on the road and photographs and videos that I hope delve beyond travel stereotypes.
I travel solo most of the time, and yes, I am a female… *I’ll just wait while you rap your head around that.* I think it’s the most empowering thing a girl can do for herself.
Be warned though, I’m not your average tourist. I prefer slower, more meaningful (budget) travel, and you’ll most likely find me: staying in a homestay or hostel, travelling overland by bus, hiking wherever there are mountains, exploring wherever there is a government travel warning and drinking tea or wine with some locals. If this sounds like your style, then…
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After spending time in Southeastern Turkey, I moved further east to the edge of the Kurdish region to Van and Dogubayazit; home to Turkey’s largest body of water, a number of important historical sites and the fabled Mt Ararat. I based myself in Van, a cool, youthful city on the edge of Lake Van, and … Continue reading Lake Van and Dogubayazit in far eastern Turkey
On my second trip to Turkey I was very excited to finally get to see Mount Nemrut, an incredible archeological site from the first century. Check this post out for how I visited Mt Nemrut as well as a day trip to Urfa and Gobeklitepe.