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Perusing Stockholm on the eve of Christmas

Perusing Stockholm on the eve of Christmas

From herring to reindeer meat to ‘glögg,’ a trip to Stockholm just before Christmas offers the palate something different from the usual Turkish fare

Comment(s) 12/17/2014

Raising a glass to Mürefte

Raising a glass to Mürefte

Those with a nose for wine need look no further than Mürefte on the Marmara, a small town in Tekirdağ that is responsible for a significant portion of Turkey’s wine production

Comment(s) 11/26/2014

Pamukkale most visited site this year

Pamukkale most visited site this year

Denizli’s ancient Pamukkale-Hierapolis site was the most visited place in Turkey in 2014, followed by the ancient city of Ephesus and the Göreme Open Air Museum, according to TÜRSAB President Başaran Ulusoy

Comment(s) 12/16/2014

'City of prophets' drawing faith tourists

'City of prophets' drawing faith tourists

Şanlıurfa is believed to be the first place where Islam entered Anatolia. Known as the city of prophets, the city is very important for the world of Islam, as well as Christianity

Comment(s) 11/20/2014

Che's son offers 'Motorcycle Diaries' Cuba tour

Che's son offers 'Motorcycle Diaries' Cuba tour

The youngest son of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara has opened an agency offering two-wheel tours of the Caribbean island nation on Harley-Davidsons, in a nod to his father's passion for motorcycles

Comment(s) 12/11/2014

Mersin’s citrus festival like a carnival

Mersin’s citrus festival like a carnival

As of five years ago, every year Mersin provides an entertaining festival, the ‘Citrus Festival’ which brings different people from all over the world together in a celebration loaded with fruit

Comment(s) 11/19/2014

Sinterklaas arrives in Istanbul with gifts in tow

Sinterklaas arrives in Istanbul with gifts in tow

The traditions surrounding Sinterklaas have attracted increasing controversy in recent years, specifically in regard to the question of race with the role of Sinterklaas’ helper, ‘Zwarte Piet’ (Black Pete).

Comment(s) 12/10/2014

Santa Claus visitors exceed half million

Santa Claus visitors exceed half million

The Santa Claus Museum in the southern province of Antalya’s Demre district was visited by more than half a million people in the first 10 months of the year

Comment(s) 11/13/2014

Dutch adventurer reaches South Pole on tractor

Dutch adventurer reaches South Pole on tractor

Dutch actress and adventurer Manon "Tractor Girl" Ossevoort arrived at the South Pole Dec. 9 after chugging along on a tractor from Europe through Africa and across the frozen wastes of Antarctica.

Comment(s) 12/9/2014

A town in the shadow of the mountains: Taraklı

A town in the shadow of the mountains: Taraklı

For a Safranbolu-style experience even closer to Istanbul, look no further than Taraklı, with old Ottoman houses to spare and a lively outdoor market offering all sorts of goodies to please the palate

Comment(s) 11/12/2014

Making wine the Mürefte way in a local wine factory

Making wine the Mürefte way in a local wine factory

Whether making one’s wine at home or at an industrial factory in a place like Mürefte in the northwestern province of Tekirdağ, the concept behind the process remains much the same

Comment(s) 12/3/2014

Service with a smile in charming Göynük

Service with a smile in charming Göynük

Devoid of third-floor food courts, recycled mall air or aggressive touts, the shopping experience in Göynük is a wonderful and pleasant experience with some of the best food available, set in the green valleys of northwestern Turkey

Comment(s) 11/5/2014

Inspiring expat blogs on Turkey

Inspiring expat blogs on Turkey

Get to know Turkey through the words of those that have explored the country later in life, but embraced it even more so than many of the original inhabitants. Here’s a look at some of the expat blogs on the land, food and culture

Comment(s) 12/1/2014

Pollution destroying Turkey's Lake Çubuk

Pollution destroying Turkey's Lake Çubuk

Littering is a major problem that needs to be paid attention to in Turkey. From rivers to highways, lines of litter and trash are polluting natural beauty

Comment(s) 10/29/2014

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