Life is running too fast and I feel like a mother bee busy with work, home, kids, lots of errands to do and our lively apartments.. As well as being a host for Aslan Apartments now we have a new apartment: 'Kismet' in the very Old City of Istanbul called Zeyrek which is under Unesco protection for the Byzantine ruins.
It is time to think about new year resolutions!.. I do yoga whenever I find some spare time for my body and soul! Towards the end of this year I went back in history to Patanjali and once more amazed how an ancient philosopher from 200BC can inspire us towards our journey to enlightment. As he explained Santosha (Contentment): let's cultivate contentment and tranquility by finding happiness with what you have and who you are. Seek happiness in the moment, take responsibility for where you are, and choose to grow from there.
I am sure traveling like a local will help! We will keep on hosting self-content travelers from all around the world in our Aslan Apartments, Sultanahmet and Kismet Apartments, Zeyrek and hope to help them to have a local experience in Istanbul!