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The Adventures of Shawn & Yagmur – Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland Map

Plan B Our trip was a few weeks away. I remember thinking about how happy I was with our cheap tickets. Round trip was only $240 pp! It was probably one of the cheapest international flights from the U.S. I have ever purchased at full price in my life. Suddenly, I look towards my left …

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The Adventures of Shawn & Yagmur – Rabat, Morocco

Rabat

An Early Morning Another sleepless night. Another overnight flight. We arrived to Casablanca at 3AM, exhausted. After blinking my eyes several times, I took a deep breathe as we exited the plane. It was time to wake up and figure out where the train station was so we could get to Rabat. Following the signs, …

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The Adventures of Shawn & Yagmur – Ankara, Turkey

Ankara

Exhausted We barely rested the night before arriving to Minsk, Belarus. Now, on the same day, we had an overnight flight to Ankara, Turkey. To make the trip more difficult, there was of course a layover! Old Friends Fortunately for me, Yagmur was in her home country so I could sit back and relax once …

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The Adventures of Shawn & Yagmur – Minsk, Belarus

Minsk

The Russian Option We woke up extra early to catch our 7:05AM flight from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Minsk, Belarus with a layover in Moscow, Russia. The flight to Moscow was smooth. We followed the crowd and reached a point where you could go one of two directions. Left would lead you down to Customs where …

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The Adventures of Shawn & Yagmur – Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar

No Visas Please I had 2 straight weeks of vacation that needed to be taken and a list of places I wanted to take Yagmur abroad. My one condition for this next international trip: no visa applications. From the 8 foreign countries we had set foot on, Yagmur had to get a visa/eTA for 5 …

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The Adventures of Shawn & Yagmur – Islamabad, Pakistan

Islamabad Trip

Why Pakistan? The next city on our list brought us to a country that is not known for its tourism: Pakistan. Out of all the countries in the world Yagmur and I could have gone for our first international trip, no one understood why we would go to Pakistan. Our friends didn’t get it, our …

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The Lahore Airport Scare

Frazzled Girlfriend

Lahore, Pakistan July 2018 Age: 27 The Warning “You are staying in a hostel? Where are you staying? You need to tell me so I can make sure you guys are safe! I have contacts there! I know you’ve traveled to India but Pakistan is different! There is a lot of turmoil right now with …