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A Sad Day for Americans and Turks

A Sad Day for Americans and Turks

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It’s been coming for a while, but diplomatic relations between Turkey and the United States have fallen to a historic low. It was bound to happen with dictator strongmen running each country – I had only hoped that the rest of us…

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Guide Book Vagabond – Tom Brosnahan

Guide Book Vagabond – Tom Brosnahan

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Tom is an old school travel writer, guide book author – the kind that went to the destination, walked all the streets, drew the map if there wasn’t one, learned the language, and checked all the prices – and what is incredibly cool, is that he is also a pioneer of the new school of travel writing and online guides.

Perfect Turkish Holiday – 5 Awesome Days

Perfect Turkish Holiday – 5 Awesome Days

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If you want to get away for the holidays and really enjoy something special, here’s a tour you should consider – 5 days of Awesomeness in Turkey.

What’s the best tour in Turkey?

What’s the best tour in Turkey?

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The legacies of the Hittites, Greeks, Romans, Christian apostles, Byzantines, Ottoman Turks & the other civilizations that have called this land home have made Turkey into a vast outdoor museum full of beautiful, intriguing sites.

What Am I doing here? Istanbul, Cairo, Greece and Going Home

What Am I doing here? Istanbul, Cairo, Greece and Going Home

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Without at least a bit of uncertainty, I find that life and travel don’t hold much interest.I’m still not certain about the ladies hats displayed like flowers….

Photo Gallery: Exploring Istanbul’s Princes’ Islands

Photo Gallery: Exploring Istanbul’s Princes’ Islands

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Napolean once said “If our whole world would be one country, Istanbul would be the capital” – there is a reason. It’s not just the central location of the country which sits in the middle of Asia, Europe, and Africa

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.