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Check your Midnight Express stereotypes at the door - this is a rapidly modernising country with one foot in Europe and one in the Middle East. It's not all oriental splendour, mystery, intrigue and whirling dervishes but it is a spicy maelstrom of history knocking up against a pacy present. The Turkish people have an unrivalled reputation for hospitality, the cuisine is to die for, the coastline is a dream, and many Turkish cities are dotted with spectacular mosques and castles. And while costs are rising, Turkey remains one of the Mediterranean's bargain-basement destinations.

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turkish coffe, anyone?  ;): by rahmanovicme, Views[23]
 
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just love it!: by rahmanovicme, Views[25]
 
tired of walking, we found these guys playing nice music on the street. Lovely: by rahmanovicme, Views[29]
 
enjoy sunset with friends from the boat ;): by rahmanovicme, Views[29]
 
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Photos: Istanbul reunion

Thu, 3 Jul 2014 | By rahmanovicme | Photo Gallery


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The Land of Caves

Wed, 2 Jul 2014 | By sailor1girl | Views [42]

Ancient caves, old caves, and modern caves, all in Capadoccia. After we left the hubbub of Istanbul arriving in the central Turkey region of Capaddocia was like being transported in time to a peaceful, desert oasis. We are in fact, in high desert. ... Read more >

Photos: Capaddocia Beauty

Tue, 1 Jul 2014 | By sailor1girl | Photo Gallery

Touring Capaddocia
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The World According to Bruce

Sun, 29 Jun 2014 | By sailor1girl | Views [56]

In the constant struggle between doing and talking, this band of adventurers has definitely been on the "doing" side, staying so busy that it's been hard to find time to write/share what we've been up to,  But now there's some time before our next ... Read more >

Photos: Touring Istanbul

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 | By sailor1girl | Photo Gallery

Gamze and us
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Are we tourists or travelers?

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 | By sailor1girl | Views [47]

We have just ended two wonderful, jam packed, tiring, exhilarating, informative whirl wind days with Gamze Artaman. She is one of the most interesting, fun, knowledgeable people we have ever met. She brought to us a view of the modern Turkish people, ... Read more >

Photos: From Istanbul to Cappadocia

Thu, 5 Jun 2014 | By chiarapizzi | Photo Gallery


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Letters From Turkey Part 5: Meeting Barish

Sun, 25 May 2014 | By bobby_briggs | Views [5]

I hope one day that I can tell my kids, “scary things happen to everyone” and hopefully emphasize how to recognize it when it happens and not feel powerless.  I’ll enroll my kids in karate and debate and I’ll tell them everyday ... Read more >

Letters From Turkey Part 4: "Turkey is too dangerous"

Sat, 17 May 2014 | By bobby_briggs | Views [13]

“What are somethings you’d want the rest of the people to know about Turkey and about its people?”   “That we are not Arabia.  We are normal.”   Gul tells me this as she takes me back to the Acibadem ... Read more >

Photos: Saida

Fri, 16 May 2014 | By saida | Photo Gallery

I live my life
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Istanbul Insights

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By cblackman | Views [32] | Scholarship Entry

Travelling in the wintertime to Istanbul gives a different experience of the city; the air is thick with a smog that combines standard city pollution and home fires incinerating indiscriminate and often toxic flammable objects to generate warmth. Hotels ... Read more >

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Wandering Through Istanbul

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By freyakali | Views [35] | Scholarship Entry

As I lay in the beautiful gülhane garden in Istanbul, soaking the sun and feeling the cool soft grass beneath me, I asked myself, how did I end up here? It's was a dream come true. Istanbul has been one of my dream destinations ever since I started reading ... Read more >

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Owning a Place

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By duamna | Views [26] | Scholarship Entry

“This is the city of my nightmares.” From the bench we share, its rungs dusted with the sleet of December dawn, I can see the Blue Mosque soar in front of me. Lit by yellow lamps throughout the night, it appears to be steeped in liquid gold, in amber ... Read more >

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A Somber Pilgrimage

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By mlc | Views [17] | Scholarship Entry

The shifting light as dawn broke; the purple-hue of the night fading to a muddy grey. Orange beams pierce through as the sun rises, revealing the wide expanse of ANZAC Cove and the vast crowd that had gathered. Duo’s and trio’s huddled together, arms ... Read more >

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Bring Me That Horizon

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By waywardcygnet | Views [34] | Scholarship Entry

“Now, we run,” he said, and I did. Strapped to a laughing Turkish man, I ran straight off the edge of the mountain. When you travel, you eventually reach a point of no return. Without noticing, you cross the line that used to comfortably separate what ... Read more >

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