Turkey

A Hidden Gem in Southeastern Turkey: Visit Şanlıurfa

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People say that things happen for a reason.

Stepping Back Through Chalcedon: Kadiköy Walk Audio Tour, Istanbul, Turkey

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Our friend Lisa Morrow, a long term resident of Istanbul, used VoiceMap to create an audio tour of Kadikoy, tracing back though the history of this once multicultural neighbourhood on the Asian side of the city. Kadiköy is where she regularly shops, walks, and socialises, so researching and writing about its forgotten secrets in order to produce a tour sharing her discoveries was an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Where to stay in Kusadasi, Turkey

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Whether you visit Kuşadası as part of a trip to history-rich Ephesus (Efes), take the ferry in from Samos, Greece, from visiting the house of the Virgin Mary, from exploring Sirince, or as a destination in itself, there’s much to see and do. Kuşadası is located on Turkey’s Aegean coast, on a bay. There is a large marina, and the peninsula of Güvercin Adasi (Pigeon Island) is a visual highlight, sporting an ancient fortress.

You must only to love them: Lessons Learned in Turkey

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Ready to be an Expat? A life overseas is within your grasp

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Got the travel bug? Always planning your next big trek? I have had it bad, but as a teacher, funds were limited. Sigh...

I decided to feed my travel bug by sponsoring overseas student tours, which gave me an opportunity to see the world (for free) as I exposed my students to life beyond our northwoods community. Traveling with teens was a joy (well, mostly)—their enthusiasm great fun. 

Exploring the gastronomic delights of Istanbul

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Turkey is a remarkable destination that is often overlooked by holidaymakers. From interesting culture and sun-drenched beaches to friendly locals and compelling historical landmarks, who wouldn’t want to visit? Turkey's gastronomic offerings are really exciting for foodies - take your taste buds on a Turkey holiday with these ideas.

Exploring the gastronomic delights of Istanbul

On the Making of Turkish Carpets: Culture, Skill, and Meaning

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Have you ever wanted a Turkish carpet? Not one from a big box store near your house, but a real one - authentic, made by hand with such skill? 

On the Making of Turkish Carpets: Culture, Skill, and Meaning

Waiting for the Tulips to Bloom: Adrift in Istanbul

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It’s true: everyone loves Istanbul. Those that have been can’t wait to go back, again and again. They tell their friends (like I am always telling you!), and more and more people head to Istanbul first, and then explore other areas of this remarkable country. But what would it be like to actually live there? 

Lonely Planet: Istanbul

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I love Lonely Planet: Istanbul. When I was in Istanbul, Turkey this May, with Turkish Airlines and our White House Travel Bloggers group, it provided great inspiration, airplane reading, and help navigating the big city.

Reading: Inside Out in Istanbul

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 11, 2015 /
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Everyone in the whole world knows by now that I am in love with Turkey. Whilst I was there, my schedule was too hectic to meet a new friend, Lisa Morrow, who lives and teaches in Istanbul. My loss – and next time! Isn’t it crazy, how life goes like that?

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