Category: Turkey

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This week’s photo: String instruments, Istanbul

    Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar has been around for centuries. It opened in 1461 and by the 1800s had more than 3,000 stores selling an incredible variety of items, thanks to merchants coming in...

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On slowing down

For the past nine days, I was in Turkey, travelling with my parents. If you’ve never travelled anywhere with your own mother and father, give it a try. I’ve always been used to only...

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Turkey, part deux

Later this month I’ll be going to Turkey, and it will be my second time there. I don’t normally make it a habit of visiting a country more than once, but this time it’s...

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This week’s photo: Library of Celsus, Turkey

  Ephesus, a city located in what is now eastern Turkey, used to be the capital of the Asian provinces of the Roman Empire.  The Library of Celsus was the third largest library in...

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Doors and doorways

I love taking photos of doors and windows. The right kind of door can add character to a house, mosque or temple and may even make you want to go inside and explore. Here...

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The Best of 2011

Every Friday, the travel community on Twitter holds #FriFotos and this week, the theme is ‘Best of 2011’. The past 12 months were pretty quiet for me but I’ve started to make plans for...

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Cappadocia

    We’re not on Earth anymore, I told an invisible Toto inside my head.    All around me were spires and hills of volcanic rock, some standing on their own, some in clusters,...

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Turkish delights

You know you’re in a really great country when your tummy loves the local food and doesn’t yearn at all for KFC, Burger King or McDonald’s. For me, this great place was Turkey. I...

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This week’s photo- Cappadocia, Turkey

Taken on a hike in Rose Valley, Cappadocia. A hot air balloon ride would’ve been great, but there were strong winds that day, so all flights had to be cancelled. The hike was still...

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Books: Istanbul, Memories of A City

I found Orhan Pamuk’s ‘Istanbul: Memories of a City’ at a bookshop on my last day in Istanbul. This is a joke, I thought, as I turned the book over in my hands. A cruel joke. I’m...