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the underground city

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By nicolehodgson | Views [25] | Scholarship Entry

As we gather around the entrance to the underground city, one of the group members hesitantly steps back. "I'm just not good with small spaces" she says with an apologetic shrug. Our words of sympathy follow her to the shade of a nearby tree but her words ... Read more >

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Letters From Turkey Part 1

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By bobby_briggs | Views [55] | Scholarship Entry

(Abridged version) “Yah.. I’ve got a funny feeling about my bag…” I had texted my sister at 1:00 am as I lay awake in that crummy Cyprus hotel with bad pistachios. “What? Why?” After missing my first flight from London to Istanbul (yeah that’s right) ... Read more >

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The right place

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By multicolor | Views [94] | Scholarship Entry

When I was eleven years old I read a novel about Istanbul, Hagia Sophia and the cruises along the Bosphorus. At that time, it seemed to me an exotic faraway place, but one sunny afternoon in March of 2011, I passed by the gates of Hagia Sophia's and looked ... Read more >

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The Sound of Istanbul

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By writingtheworld | Views [39] | Scholarship Entry

It was 6:00am and it was still dark when my heart stopped for a second. Between scared and excited, I opened my eyes and run to the window to witness what would become a magical and unforgettable moment for me: I was in the old Sultanahmet neighborhood ... Read more >

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One missed flight

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By zizi_ana | Views [35] | Scholarship Entry

I was going to the States enrolled in “Work & Travel” only to visit McQueen’s “Savage beauty” exhibition at The Met. My first stop was Istanbul where I had a connecting flight that I missed under impression of the view. I overlooked my transit without ... Read more >

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Museum of miracles

Tue, 13 May 2014 | By museum_of_miracles | Views [40] | Scholarship Entry

Getting up with a headache from the previous night: raki fills your soul with melancholy, but it’s even worse what it does to your body. I need a coffee, a real one. Few seconds later, I am surrounded by hundreds of people going up and down Cihangir, ... Read more >

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Istanbul: City of Art

Mon, 12 May 2014 | By claudiahogan14 | Views [33] | Scholarship Entry

Globalisation causes us all to believe our homeland is made up of a mixture of traditions. However, during my weekend in Istanbul I discovered that in the only city in the world to span two continents, multiculturalism is not just an ethno-racial version ... Read more >

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Till Far Away

Mon, 12 May 2014 | By rainbowkiller | Views [40] | Scholarship Entry

The first time I arrived another country which means a country is full with new, unknown, complicated, unexpected things. And now I was in here. A perfect chance to see new place. I just stood in there like a new born baby, just observing everything as ... Read more >

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Photos: Istanbul

Sun, 11 May 2014 | By voyage_voyage | Photo Gallery

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It could have been a breathtaking scene

Sun, 11 May 2014 | By littlenhi | Views [53] | Scholarship Entry

Against strong winds, the rusty motorbike kept climbing uphill, curving the pavement that lady Moon had put down her silky carpet just for us. Suddenly the wind was gone and the light was left behind. Danger filled the air as darkness filled my eyes staring ... Read more >

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My 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip entry

Sat, 10 May 2014 | By triptonite | Views [31] | Scholarship Entry

By the time i was studying in Bucharest, Romania. I could tell you 1001 stories about these months of my life and i think you agree that 1001 can be a reasonable number: studying abroad? 3400 kilometers far away from home? two hundred more foreign people ... Read more >

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A Moment In Time

Thu, 8 May 2014 | By vacationjoy | Views [36] | Scholarship Entry

A Moment In Time We felt alive and energised. I realised on hindsight, that it has been quite a while since I have been in that state of positive anticipation. Life often have a way of dulling our senses. We woke up at 4.00am as we planned to leave while ... Read more >

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First Love.

Sun, 4 May 2014 | By safar-nama | Views [46] | Scholarship Entry

The first time I decided to consider Turkey as a possible travel destination, was after I saw the Chanel No.5 advert (the one with Audrey Tatou). As fate would have it, I found myself in the land of cats only within the next few months on a family vacation.... Read more >

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Letter From Turkey Part 2: The Universe and I

Sun, 4 May 2014 | By bobby_briggs | Views [31]

“Yah.. I’ve got a funny feeling about my bag…” I had textedmy sister at 1:00 am as I lay awake in that crummy Cyprus hotel with bad pistachios.   “What?  Why?”   As I checked in for the ... Read more >

istanbul

Sat, 3 May 2014 | By discoveringworld | Views [35] | Scholarship Entry

The first time I had been in Istanbul, I was looking for healing after a break up. it was one of our cities that we hoped to visit together. after our break up I insisted to visit it alone to overcome all our mutual dreams, but unfortunately I failed ... Read more >

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