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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 as a supplement to my guidebook for ideas and tips (which is what I did […]

Why You Haven’t Really Seen Turkey Until You’ve Seen The Whirling Dervishes In Konya
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Why You Haven’t Really Seen Turkey Until You’ve Seen The Whirling Dervishes In Konya

If you stick around Istanbul long enough you’re likely going to run into a Whirling Dervishes performance. But if you want to see the real thing you have to head to Konya, where it all began. By Inka Piegsa-Quischotte I have to admit that until I visited the festival in […]

Visiting Santa’s Grave
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Visiting Santa’s Grave

If you wander around the southern Italian city of Bari, you will most likely notice intimate, cobblestoned lanes, cafe-choked piazzas, and one of Italy’s best opera houses. Somewhere between it all, is the Basilica di San Nicola, and the actual tomb containing St. Nick’s bones. Built in 1087, the castle-esqe […]

Fear And Bathing In Istanbul
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Fear And Bathing In Istanbul

Seeking a true cultural experience, Cameron immerses himself in some uniquely Turkish hospitality in Istanbul. By Cameron Fergus Face down on the cool, smooth marble slab, I lay hot, sweating and uncomfortable. The air’s humidity has formed into huge balls of condensation which plummet from the domed ceiling high above. […]

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 with weak stomachs.

Summer Spotlight: Turkey
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Summer Spotlight: Turkey

We’re now just about at the halfway point of May, which means that most travelers are, or should be, in the final stages of finalizing those crucial summer getaways (well, at least for those of us north of the equator). Of course Europe is a popular summer getaway for many […]

Come Check Out Ankara’s Nightlife, You Won’t Forget It
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Come Check Out Ankara’s Nightlife, You Won’t Forget It

Ankara may not have the concentration of throbbing clubs and number of partygoers as its cosmopolitan counterpart of Istanbul has (Ankara may be Turkey’s capital city, but Istanbul is the country’s largest ), but there’s still a thriving bar and music scene in the city, you just need to know […]

Turkey Is The New Greece, But You Know, Cheaper
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Turkey Is The New Greece, But You Know, Cheaper

Turkey has become a popular getaway for many European travelers as the Euro has taken off in value over the last few years. But as this article discovers, it’s still relatively easy to get away from the coastal developments and see the rest of the country. From historic Cesme, Turkey’s […]

Exploring The Two Worlds Of Turkey
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Exploring The Two Worlds Of Turkey

Understanding Turkey takes both time as well as effort, but what else do you expect from a country that spans two entire worlds? By Ben Snook Turkey is confused. It’s been confused for quite some time, in fact. Straddling the Bosporus, the country has its feet planted in both Europe […]

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