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Abkhazian villages struggle to hold on in Düzce

Abkhazian villages struggle to hold on in Düzce

The descendants of Abkhazian migrants continue to populate the verdant villages between Düzce and Adapazarı

Comment(s) 5/21/2014

BLOG: Memories from a perfect honeymoon

BLOG: Memories from a perfect honeymoon

I would like to share a wonderful honeymoon experience with you. We did not have enough time just after our wedding, but our honeymoon was worth waiting for.

Comment(s) 5/2/2014

BLOG: Destination: Kastellorizo, a Greek treasure hidden in the heart of Turkey

BLOG: Destination: Kastellorizo, a Greek treasure hidden in the heart of Turkey

It was a cool February, flights were scarce in the off season and I flew into Dalaman with a colleague at some ungodly hour.

Comment(s) 5/20/2014

Vienna's Versailles offers imperial hideaway

Vienna's Versailles offers imperial hideaway

From April 30, tourists too can sojourn in Vienna's top tourist site, in a converted suite of rooms with views over the palace gardens, even with butler, cook and horse-drawn conveyance.

Comment(s) 4/22/2014

The green mountains of Düzce

The green mountains of Düzce

This weekend I visited some Abkhazian villages in the beautiful green mountains and meadows of Düzce. Just a three hour drive from both Istanbul and four hours from Ankara, Düzce is a very nice place to spend a couple of days

Comment(s) 5/14/2014

Spring in Bodrum

Spring in Bodrum

Back in the good old days, you used to be able to get very special, authentic sandals from a man named Ali Güven. Unfortunately, he is no longer with us, but the memory of his sandals live on in Bodrum

Comment(s) 4/16/2014

Camping problem in Turkey

Camping problem in Turkey

Despite the large numbers of tourists who get drawn to Turkey, it really needs to develop its camping tourism. There is a camping problem in Turkey, and the only prescription is more campgrounds

Comment(s) 5/7/2014

Nature’s fridges keeping stuff cool in Cappadocia

Nature’s fridges keeping stuff cool in Cappadocia

There’s no need for modern contraptions like refrigerators in Cappadocia when the region’s plentiful caves can keep produce sufficiently cool

Comment(s) 4/9/2014

Antalya ranks first in Blue Flag beaches

Antalya ranks first in Blue Flag beaches

The southern province of Antalya holds the world record for having the highest number of “Blue Flag” certified beaches.

Comment(s) 5/5/2014

Tourism website crowns Istanbul the world’s top destination

Tourism website crowns Istanbul the world’s top destination

Istanbul has topped popular travel review site TripAdvisor’s list of the best spots to visit in the world this year

Comment(s) 4/8/2014

Istanbul’s first King’s Day

Istanbul’s first King’s Day

Unlike the usual ‘Queen’s Day’ that is celebrated in the Netherlands, this year was the first ‘King’s Day,’ and even more unusual, it was celebrated in Tarabya, Istanbul, bringing a taste of the Netherlands to the city in between two continents

Comment(s) 4/30/2014

Enjoying Easter in Istanbul with colorful eggs and bunnies

Enjoying Easter in Istanbul with colorful eggs and bunnies

Easter is the perfect time to enjoy exciting new experiences and quality time with the family while relaxing in indulgent surroundings.

Comment(s) 4/5/2014

Alaçatı reaping the wind to its advantage

Alaçatı reaping the wind to its advantage

İzmir’s village of Alaçatı used to be a sleepy old Greek village but has been transformed thanks to tasteful hotels, as well as the adventure tourists who come for the area’s famous winds

Comment(s) 4/23/2014

Tulip time starts in Istanbul, decorating everywhere

Tulip time starts in Istanbul, decorating everywhere

Istanbul will be able to smell the flowers once again as the ninth International Istanbul Tulip Festival gets underway around the city.

Comment(s) 4/2/2014

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