Dionysian Impulse is about an instinctive and endless discovery of flavours
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Photo Credit: Akarsu Kaliyopi Hotel

“Ada! Please, come with me,” said Pınar to her daughter. Ada was laughing and running around in the garden. “We are on an island where kids are free to be happy”, I thought. We were having a rich breakfast with fresh tomatoes and homemade jams at Akarsu Kalyopi, a family-owned hostel in the center of Bozcaada. Ada (meaning island!) also lives there, with her parents and her grandma Seher, who has been running the hostel for more than forty years now. (Instagram: Kalyopi Bozcaada)


Alice in Burgundy

Date : June 1, 2016

Wine signs Vosne-Romanee,France Vosne-Romanee road sign and vineyard at entrance to village Cote d'Or Burgundy France. GPS tagged

I caught my train at Gare de Beaune at 12:31 pm. I placed my blue luggage on the rack, opened my laptop and carefully put the wine case under my seat. I had been travelling over the last few weeks between Pommard and Zurich. (more…)

Istanbul – London TK #1987

Date : May 16, 2016


It was 17:30 in the evening; I was listening to ‘Begin the Beguine’ by Ella Fitzgerald and I finally jumped on the Piccadilly line. It was the rush hour and I found a spot to squeeze in with my small bag and two boxes of wine glasses. I could feel the weight of the flashcards in my pocket. I suddenly noticed that I had a big smile on my face. I couldn’t believe that my journey as a wset diploma student was over. (more…)

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