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Teaching English In Turkey: My Experience As An EFL Teacher
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Teaching English In Turkey: My Experience As An EFL Teacher

Why should you consider teaching English in Turkey? First off, Istanbul makes for a great place to begin an exploration into Middle Eastern culture. In many respects, it’s a European city, spider-work boroughs of narrow […]

Whatever You Do, Don’t Skip Out On Breakfast In Istanbul
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Whatever You Do, Don’t Skip Out On Breakfast In Istanbul

Kebabs have long been a staple of the traditional undergraduate diet. So when the question of what a student on a limited budget could expect for decent and filling fare in Istanbul was posed to the […]

An Afternoon At The World’s Most Famous Turkish Bath
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An Afternoon At The World’s Most Famous Turkish Bath

After a day walking around the Topkapi Palace or rubbing shoulders with hundreds of other visitors in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, what better way to relax than by having a Turkish bath? The most convenient place […]

Goodbye Visa Run: Turkey Begins Cracking Down On Tourist Visas
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Goodbye Visa Run: Turkey Begins Cracking Down On Tourist Visas

Until January 31, 2012, rules regarding tourist visas for Turkey were, to say the least, blurry. How things used to be It was common practice for people entering the country on a 90-day holiday visa […]

Turkish Baths: What You Need To Know For Navigatıng Your First Hammam Experience
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Turkish Baths: What You Need To Know For Navigatıng Your First Hammam Experience

Entering the chamber your eyes  gradually acclimate to steamy haze to you see you are not alone.  By the shafts of light floating down from a domed ceiling high above, the naked bodies occupying every marbled surface slowly become visible; […]

Welcome To Turkey-Land: First Impressions Of A New Ex-Pat
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Welcome To Turkey-Land: First Impressions Of A New Ex-Pat

The general consensus is that Istanbul is amazing. “What? Wait. You’re going to Istanbul? OH. MY. GOD. I am so freaking JEAL-OUS!”. You almost just have to whisper the word ”Constantinople” in a room for people […]

Video: The Splendor Of Istanbul
Video: The Splendor Of Istanbul

Video: The Splendor Of Istanbul

Vimeo artist O.G. headed out into the streets of Istanbul for a few days with his 135mm f/2.8 camera to see what he could find, and this was his product, an amazing visual feast of […]

“Turkey . . . By Far.”
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“Turkey . . . By Far.”

I hadn’t thought much about Turkey until I met a flight attendant named Kevin about three years ago. My curiosity regarding his many travels led me to this one ultimate question: Where’s the coolest place […]

Things To Do In Istanbul
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Things To Do In Istanbul

I’ve made a habit before going on a trip to cruise around the online destinations section of newspapers to try to find one or two great articles that I can print out and bring along […]

Where’s The Best Street Food In Istanbul?
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Where’s The Best Street Food In Istanbul?

The Guardian’s posted this great video about the best places for street food in Istanbul. Check out the fish sandwiches served from the “sultan boats” near the golden horn at 4:46. Not recommended for those […]