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Visiting Turkey

Boasting a multitude of mosques and markets, Turkey fuses modern European sensibilities with Middle Eastern traditions. The bustling Grand Bazaar and Spice Market crowds of Istanbul provide a foil for the ancient ruins of Ephesus, and the Aegean, Black, and Mediterranean seas are never far away. Boasting a multitude of mosques and markets, Turkey fuses modern European sensibilities with Middle Eastern traditions. The bustling Grand Bazaar and Spice Market crowds of Istanbul provide a foil for the ancient ruins of Ephesus, and the Aegean, Black, and Mediterranean seas are never far away.    Close

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Izmir Ferry

Written by TianjinPaul on 03 Nov, 2013

The city of Izmir boasts a very strange shape. It sits on a natural harbour that is unusually long and deep. This means that the city stretches out for great distances on either side. It is almost like they occupy two sides of a river.…Read More


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Turkish Wine Country

Written by TianjinPaul on 02 Nov, 2013

The village of Srinice is located about one hours from Izmir and – to me at least – seemed a rather bizarre combination of hidden gem and tourist trap. I got the impression of having arrived at something of a tipping point in the village's…Read More


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Ephesus: A Day Trip from Istanbul

Written by ssullivan on 30 Aug, 2013

For our day trip to Ephesus, we elected to fly to Izmir, and then rent a car to reach Ephesus. Izmir Adan Menderes International Airport is located about 60 km from the Ephesus archeological site, and the drive is less than an hour via the…Read More


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Four Seasons Travel

Written by Slug on 21 Apr, 2013

We don't usually go on an organised trip, but on this occasion as our friend had damaged her knee, she didn't fancy travelling around Turkey by bus, spending valuable walking energy getting to and from the bus station. We dropped by at a tourist office…Read More


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Taking the Tram in Istanbul

Written by koshkha on 17 May, 2012

Istanbul is one of the world’s biggest cities but for most visitors, the things they want to see are very close together and it’s easy to forget that 13.4 million people call this city their home. It’s a big city that feels – from the…Read More


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Fish + Bread = Fish Bread (of course)

Written by koshkha on 16 May, 2012

During our trip to Istanbul we had a lot of good meals but you don't always want the bother of finding a restaurant, sitting down and having a proper meal. Sometimes you just want something to 'grab and go' and my top recommendation for cheap,…Read More


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Turkish Wedding

Written by MALUSE on 10 Aug, 2011

We’re acquainted with a Turkish family in the neighbourhood (in Germany) and followed the elder daughter’s way from getting to know a young man up to the wedding. It’s not enough to describe only the wedding ceremony, the steps before must also be mentioned as…Read More


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Taking in the sunset

Written by MichaelJM on 13 Jul, 2011

We’d decided to try a different route into Side and instinctively managed to find our way down to the water’s edge and a recently built promenade. Although the main promenade is mainly the territory of restaurants there are three streets leading down to the prom…Read More


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Heading for the shops

Written by MichaelJM on 11 Jul, 2011

The shops in the centre of Side are crammed into three main streets heading towards the harbour and if you give then even a cursory glance the vendors are out trying to get you into the shop. My wife finds this a little intimidating as…Read More


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EPHESUS (Kusadasi), TURKEY

Written by Mark Gokingco on 26 Oct, 2010

The port Kusadasi (pronounced Koo-she-da-see) is a fairly short drive away from the ancient Roman city of Ephesus (Eh-fe-soos) which was built and rebuilt 4 different times following the vital River front that connects to the Mediterranean Sea. The main sites of attraction are…Read More


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