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Izmir, the beauty!

Thu, 1 May 2014 | By maryamgul | Views [35] | Scholarship Entry

Izmir was the first stop after Adana and my, is it a beautiful city. One of my friends who’d been had told me that it was prettier than Istanbul; I did not believe him-for my love affair with Istanbul was not quite over yet. How can any place in this ... Read more >

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Two Months and Counting

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 | By sailor1girl | Views [33]

Tomie, Bruce and Maryann are really getting excited about now! We each have our eVisa for Turkey, bought just the right theft proof backpacks, added a few new items to our wardrobes and have monitored the travel safety sites for both Turkey and Greece.... Read more >

Welcome to Istanbul.

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 | By roamandramble | Views [33] | Scholarship Entry

The high rise buildings of the suburb stand tall against the plum coloured November sky as a yellow taxi passes them by on its way to the city. A lonely plastic bag struggles to get free from a barbed wire fence. The stray dogs roam the boardwalk of the ... Read more >

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Letters From Turkey Part 3: Robyn the [Fabulous] Adventurer

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 | By bobby_briggs | Views [14]

As Ümit and I approach the apartment in Beylikdüzü,it is on the edge of western edge of the city with a hundred tall apartment buildings and tiny parks, basketball courts, and shops scatteredin-between.  Despite the immensely tall ... Read more >

Lost?

Tue, 29 Apr 2014 | By mchele | Views [35] | Scholarship Entry

Pictures didn't do Istanbul justice. Magnificent mosques, beautiful buildings with interesting histories, and the best food I'd ever eaten. We'd begun the day at the Topkapi Palace and the itinerary said we'd visit the Hagia Sophia before lunch. After ... Read more >

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ISTANBUL: LAND OF THE HOSPITABLE

Sat, 26 Apr 2014 | By fakiha | Views [59] | Scholarship Entry

I'll never forget the day that marked my first international travel, all alone. Tired yet excited after a 10 hour long flight, I patiently checked out from Ata Turk Airport, Istanbul, Turkey. It was my first independent international travelling experience.... Read more >

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Seeing with Bare Feet

Sat, 26 Apr 2014 | By sarakram | Views [74] | Scholarship Entry

The scene around me was hazy, dust from the cobblestone streets rising to meet the summer sun. Hair clung to my damp neck, and I blinked, looking around and stepped forward, surrounded by stone walls. It was that moment that my sandal snapped. With a ... Read more >

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We are all humans, right?

Sat, 26 Apr 2014 | By universaltraveler | Views [126] | Scholarship Entry

It smells like Orientalism, as Edward Said would say. Incense, myrrh and camels. Spices. Mosques and the reminiscence of old legends, bazaars, travellers and silk merchants. Europe meets Asia; and this bridge…Galata, separates and, at the same time, puts ... Read more >

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ON THE WINGS OF AN EAGLE

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 | By mezie | Views [117] | Scholarship Entry

Where I sat, I had a good view of the different tarmacs, my curiosity grew stronger. It was a scrupulous moment as I watched the busyness of the airport. People were walking in mass, both the airport staff and travelers; an almost calculated sense of ... Read more >

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Photos: 5 Days in Istanbul

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 | By steve_and_emma | Photo Gallery


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5 Days in Istanbul

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 | By steve_and_emma | Views [104]

As we were flying back to Uganda on Turkish Airways it seemed daft not to stop off in Istanbul for a few days on the way. This is a city that we had longed fancied visiting with its east meets west culture and thousands of years’ worth of history, ... Read more >

Bustling Istanbul

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 | By magicallylost | Views [41] | Scholarship Entry

My first morning in Istanbul started like so many others on my European adventure, waking in a dorm room with 5 people I had only met the night before and that first moment of confusion when you completely forget where you are. It was hot and stuff in ... Read more >

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The Wary Girl's Guide to Traveling with Regret

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 | By gettbaladad | Views [110] | Scholarship Entry

In typical Filipino fashion, I usually go around places with family members. Going alone would merit a scolding from grandmother or mother becoming overbearing. While it has its perks (money, safety because of group travel), I don't really get to experience ... Read more >

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Sleeping on the Floor is Good for the Soul

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 | By cfallabel | Views [71] | Scholarship Entry

I never thought I’d be spitting sunflower seeds off the back of a fishing boat, sailing along the crisp, Mediterranean waters of the Bosphorus Strait. But there I was: 23 years old; a college graduate. What was I doing in the middle of Istanbul, in the ... Read more >

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In the Land of Olympos

Sat, 12 Apr 2014 | By golnoosh | Views [102] | Scholarship Entry

In the yard of the Pension, in Cirali-Olympos, I am having my tea, looking at the cloudy sky and the green weird mountain behind all the pensions. Olympos is a very small city near Antalya in Turkey. In order to run away from the madding crowd of tourists ... Read more >

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