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Photo Essay: Bird Watching on Italy’s Po River

Photo Essay: Bird Watching on Italy’s Po River

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With more than 350 species of birds having been sighted in the Po River Region, this is a territory that at first glance looks unvaried, but is actually quite surprising richness.

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Vagobond Travel Museum – Fez World Sacred Music Festival

Vagobond Travel Museum – Fez World Sacred Music Festival

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Today is the first day of the Fez Festival of Sacred Music and as such, this edition of the Vagobond Travel Museum is dedicated to the festival, the city of Fez, and the sacred music of the participants (or non-sacred).

Photoessay: CatalHoyuk – 9,500 Year Old City Revealed

Photoessay: CatalHoyuk – 9,500 Year Old City Revealed

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At around 9500 years old – Catalhoyuk is an incredibly old site and as such, don’t expect to see a lot because it isn’t particularly developed for tourists , but – if you are interested in archaeology and want to see a working dig in progress or just visit a really really old place – this is a cool visit.

Fire on the Mountain – Visiting the Ancient Chimera in Olympos, Turkey

Fire on the Mountain – Visiting the Ancient Chimera in Olympos, Turkey

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The Chimera finally was defeated by Bellerophon, with the help of Pegasus, at the command of King Iobates of Lycia. Since Pegasus could fly, Bellerophon shot the Chimera from the air, safe from her heads and breath.

Antalya in Ottoman Style – The Tuvana Hotel

Antalya in Ottoman Style – The Tuvana Hotel

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One thing you learn for sure when you travel and explore in Turkey – the Ottoman’s really knew something about over the top style and luxury. If you don’t believe me, you simply need to come here and experience it.

What am I doing here? Heading towards Fairy Chimneys and Wonder in Cappadocia

What am I doing here? Heading towards Fairy Chimneys and Wonder in Cappadocia

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As you read this, I am no doubt in transit with my wife and daughter on the way to the land of fairy chimneys and hot air baloons – Cappadocia.

Exploring Samatya – Istanbul’s Armenian Seaside Neighborhood

Exploring Samatya – Istanbul’s Armenian Seaside Neighborhood

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If you look on most maps, you won’t find Samatya. That’s because the modern name is Mustafapasa, but even today, just about everyone in Istanbul refers to it by the Byzantine name of Samatya, meaning sandy place.