Video: The Splendor Of Istanbul

Thursday, June 24, 2010

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 the going-ons of one of the world’s most intriguing cities.

“Turkey . . . By Far.”

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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 you’ve been? Let’s cut through all the b.s., right? So, I’m expecting some off-the-radar tropical paradise; a far-flung, white-sanded dreamscape […]

When In Rome . . . Eating Like The Locals

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Street food is always going to be a reflection of a city’s true culture. Not only does it give you a glimpse into a local’s diet, but the vendors offer an amazing ambience as well, even the crusty ones. For example, Torontonians and New Yorkers thrive on “street meat” — in Toronto it has been […]

Things To Do In Istanbul

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

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 in Cartagena where I ticked […]

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

Sunday, February 7, 2010

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 Konya, Turkey, I didn’t have […]

Visiting Santa’s Grave

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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 basilica was created specifically to […]

Fear And Bathing In Istanbul

Sunday, December 13, 2009

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. When the drops don’t hammer […]

Where’s The Best Street Food In Istanbul?

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

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

Thursday, May 14, 2009

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 people, but I wanted to […]

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

Friday, May 8, 2009

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 where to look. For a […]

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