ICYMI: My Nigeria & Kenya travel cost breakdown is up on travelwithapen.com.
I've shared a breakdown based solely on our experience and while your overall costs may vary, this post will give you a fair idea of how much to budget for a trip to Turkey.
Find the post in the #linkinbio and I hope you find it helpful for future or current plans to #visitturkey 💙
The other day, I was reading @wellwornheels post about her visit to Istanbul a few years ago. She was out at the Sultanahmet Square and had people queue up, waiting to take a picture with/of her. She had people stare at her, touch her braids and more... she could have been a celebrity billionaire by now but she didn't charge for photos! Anyway, that's a story for another time...
10 years later, I'm at Sultanahmet Square and no one is doing any of that and it just made realise how much travel is changing for black women.
I have to say though that I don't know if my experience was as a result of travelling with Mark but I know that there were several moments in Turkey when I felt very grateful for all the black women travelling and making #travellingwhileblack normal for the rest of us.
Back to base and sharing about the past few days in Turkey. My first post is up on travelwithapen.com #linkinbio
I'll be sharing more about our time and a cost breakdown to help you plan your own travels!