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About aNa

© aNadventures

© aNadventures

Hi there! 

Welcome to aNadventures

I’m aNa, a language loving citizen of the world. I created this blog in August 2012, shortly before moving to Izmir (Turkey) for my study abroad adventure that lasted 1.5 years. 

Apart from my passion for writing and giraffes, I’m very much interested in exploring different cultures and in getting to know the world around me.  

The centre of my attention has been mainly focused on Turkey but I intend to report from wherever life may take me. I’m currently based in Berlin (Germany), my home town of choice. 

If you’re visiting this blog for the first time, you can start by having a look at my personal favourites: 

25 things I learnt from living in Turkey

Home is where my keys are

Mission completed

The stages of my camino experience

When I write 

I hope you enjoy my aNadventures. See you around! 


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  1. Hello aNa, nice to ‘meet’ you. What a rich cultural soup you are – Colombo, Germany, and now Turkey. Turkey is certainly on our list of places to discover. How wonderful to be an exchange student there – how exotic!
    Thank you for visiting our blog, and for the ‘like’ on the post about Laos. There’ll be another post on Laos in the next couple of days.
    Hope you continue to enjoy our ramblings.

  2. Thanks for passing by, Alison! Nice to “meet” you, too. I was really impressed by your pictures and will be keeping an eye on your next post. If you have questions about Turkey, Colombia or Germany, just let me know.
    Keep enjoying your adventures and hope to “see” you around again.

  3. Thanks for the follow aNa. I’v booked marked your blog. As I said Turkey is on our list, but also we’ve just decided that from Sept/Oct until the following March we’ll travel around Central and South America – will definitely get back to you for info on Colombia!

  4. Hi there aNa! Its always lovely to meet someone who shares my passion for travelling and getting to know different cultures! Turkey is a fabulous place and hope you will have an amazing experience and loads of adventures while living there! Enjoy!

  5. Thank you, janaline! Yes, travelling the world is certainly one of the nicest things to do throughout our lives. You have been to so many places, among them Turkey as well, it is amazing! You have posted some impressive pictures. I am looking forward to seeing where else it will take you. There is so much to discover out there.

  6. Nice to follow you, aNa!
    Greetings from The Rhine Valley

  7. Hi Ana, i’ve been dreaming of Turkey for a long time, hope to get some tips from your wonderful blog, keep writing!

    • Hey Bipasha, thanks for stopping by!
      Sure, is there any topic in particular you are interested in?

  8. Thanks for hopping over at mine 🙂 Currently near you at the moment, just finished visiting Efes “. Cheers 😉

  9. Hi Ana
    Thank you so much for your visit to my blog as it led me to your world of adventures. I loved your blog, the pictures and stories 🙂 Turkey- my hubby & me wants to visit this place so badly.

    So glad to meet you.


    • Thank you, Aanchal and welcome to aNadventures!
      You’re thinking about visiting Turkey? That’s great, you will love it!
      If you have any questions I’d be glad to help. 😉

  10. Nice to meet you Ana 🙂

  11. Samjoth Sashidharan permalink

    Hi Ana… I am new to the world of blogging and I came across your page..
    A wonderful blog you have maintained.. 🙂
    I look forward to read your posts 🙂
    Till then,
    Keep smiling 🙂

    • Hi Samjoth, thank you for your comment and welcome to the blogging world!
      I’m glad you’re enjoying my aNadventures and hope to see you around again. Have a great day! 🙂

      • Samjoth Sashidharan permalink

        Thank you…!!!!! 🙂
        Your opinions on my posts are highly appreciated..!! 🙂
        It would help me..!!!

  12. Thank you so much for following my travel blog @vannilla. It’s always a treat to meet bloggers see what they are up to. I look forward to exploring more of yours.
    If this reply comes from my baking blog vannillarock. I hope you are not confused.

  13. So you were only able to spend a year and a half in Turkey? That’s just long enough to grow attached 😦 I am moving to Izmir myself soon with my Turkish husband…we wont be in Izmir permanently, but we plan to stay in Turkey! Inshallah! It’s nice to read about another expat’s adventures 😉

    • You’re right, time passed by very fast but Turkey will always be a part of me and I’m grateful for each moment I was able to spend there. I wish you all the best for your new life in Turkey. I’m looking forward to reading about it in your blog. 😉

  14. iamioana permalink

    Chocolate and normal all kind of food…:)) I am also that. kisses

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