If you're hoping to avoid the crowds this summer and head somewhere peaceful and a bit out-of-the-way, you could always take a leaf out of Ahu Aysal Kerimoglu's book.
|Ms Kerimoglu prepares for take off.|
Ever since she was a child, the prominent businesswoman and owner of Hotel Les Ottomans in Istanbul has dreamt of seeing the Earth from space. "I’m a traveller; I’ve travelled all over the world. Now I have seized a great opportunity to go into space. For a traveller, space is the final destination — the ultimate place to go,” she told a press conference in Istanbul.
Before she is deemed fit to blast off, Kerimoglu will have to undergo medical tests, and will then head to the Netherlands for training.
The ticket cost a stratospheric $95,000.