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Top 5 Things to Do in Istanbul (and two more tips)

Few countries in the world have as much history from different civilizations as Turkey, and there is no doubt that this is one of the reasons there are so many things to do in Istanbul, its capital city. Connecting Europe and Asia through a single bridge Istanbul has a plethora of sights, sounds and smells […]

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13 Anatolian Adventures – Getting Active in Turkey

In 2011, Turkey attracted over 31 million tourists – a 3 million increase on its figures for 2010, and more than triple the figures a decade ago. What has made this fascinating region so appealing in the last decade? Combined with an increased effort from the government to increase tourism, plus large immigrant populations in […]

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10 Highlights of Istanbul, Turkey

It’s impossible to describe Istanbul without resorting to clichés. The term ‘east-meets-west’ is over-used, as is ‘ancient-meets-modern’, but as hackneyed as these expressions may be, they’re no less true. Gracefully straddling the border between Europe and Asia, Istanbul is an eclectic, polyglot cocktail of cultures, fusing together the most vibrant aspects of the languages, cuisines […]

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10 7 Reasons that Make Turkey an Ideal Travel Destination

Just a couple of days ago I was reading my friend Anil Polat’s post on why Ankara in Turkey is  a great tourist destination and my desire to visit this country sprung in a hertbeat- yet again. Turkey is one a short flight away from Western Europe, yet this relatively neraby country has a deep […]

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