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VIDEO BLOG: On Assignment for Rough Guides in Galata, Istanbul

TURKEY | Tue, 28 Jun 2011 | By zoe_smith | Views [1777] | Video

Tags: galata, istanbul, rough guides, scholarship, travel writing, turkey, video

Going Solo in Edirne

TURKEY | Mon, 27 Jun 2011 | By zoe_smith | Views [2541]

  235km from Istanbul, the quiet town of Edirne seems to get overlooked by the majority of tourists but still holds a few notable attractions in its beautiful mosques and cluster of easy-to-meander shopping streets. It was here, after ... Read more >

Tags: edirne, istanbul, mosques, rough guides, travel writing scholarship, turkey

Assignment Day 1: Writing for the Rough Guides

TURKEY | Sat, 25 Jun 2011 | By zoe_smith | Views [1844]

The Land Walls, Istanbul . After meeting with my mentor Terry at the decidedly non-Turkish (but conveniently easy to find) Starbucks and discussing my upcoming assignments over chai latte, we headed out to a lesser-trodden area of town for ... Read more >

Tags: istanbul, land of walls, rough guides, travel writing, travel writing scholarship, trekking, turkey

Losing Myself and My Inhibitions in Istanbul

TURKEY | Tue, 7 Jun 2011 | By zoe_smith | Views [1494] | Comments [2]

After a painfully long 24-hour flight and a confusing connection through Shanghai (take note: it’s a policy of the airport that all passengers have to pass through a ‘special’ immigration, collect their baggage and then re-... Read more >

Tags: grand bazaar, istanbul, rough guides, travel writing scholarship, turkey

Countdown to Turkey... 2 days to go!

AUSTRALIA | Sat, 4 Jun 2011 | By zoe_smith | Views [1097]

Selam! Welcome to my new blog where I’ll be blogging about my upcoming travels in Turkey, including my assignment for the Rough Guides. As the winner of the 2011 World Nomads/Rough Guides Travel Writing Scholarship , the last month ... Read more >

Tags: 2011 scholarship winner, bikehike, istanbul, rough guides, travel, travel writing, turkey

 

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