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Taking a tour by train is a unique and special adventure that everyone should experience at least once. There is simply no other trip like it where you can experience the different types of visual…

Being a lover of beaches and exotic cultures, you have favoured such destinations on previous trips. Whether it has been one week stretches of decadent relaxation along the Mayan Riviera in Mexico, or an extensive…

The top tourist attractions in Turkey out side Istanbul offer a wealth of variety, from pristine beaches to well preserved Roman ruins. Straddling between Europe and Asia, this transcontinental country has the best of both…

Travelers seeking a variety of things to do won’t be disappointed with Turkey. The country has a wealth of architectural structures, historical landmarks, beaches, and winter resorts among many alluring activities. Altogether, they are Turkey’s…

Panoramic few of Istanbul

Ah yes, the glory of rooftop bars. I can understand the fascination with them: you feel like you’re on top of the world and you confirm this feeling with classy drinks and gourmet meals. Oh,…

one of the oldest churches in the world, from Flickr - Tamra Hays

Church – no other kind of building in the world provokes responses ranging from talking-in-tongues to convulsing on the floor! Even though I might technically be a Jew (and atheist), I still appreciate good architecture, even…

Dog Shit

I have been having amazing “luck” recently while traveling. It is if the planets align, the stars shine bright and Mother Earth does her part as well, sort of. For some reason, every time I’ve…

Istanbul city view

If you remember, I checked off one destination on my travel bucket list last year when I made it to Istanbul, Turkey. I spent an entire week there and felt like I didn’t even scratch…

Rapid transit has been improving commutes since the late 1800s when the first steam railways were built. The underground Tünel in Istanbul, built in 1875, is one of the earliest known subways. The London Underground…

Izmir Clock Tower

By Natalie Likness Bored of the ‘Great British Summer’, I decided to look at holidays abroad. There are so many deals around to choose from and when I found cheap flights to Turkey, we struck…

  So I began my journey westward from Turkey to Bulgaria yesterday, and after hearing how miserable the bus ride is, I decided to take the train. The train left Istanbul at 10 PM and…

Before I left for Istanbul, I decided to try out a new concept in vacation rentals via an online service called Wimdu.  I found out about it after receiving some recommendations from friends who were making a lot…

After 12 grueling hours 30,000 feet above the earth, I finally made it to Istanbul.  I lucked out on my flight from Miami to Madrid with no one sitting next to me, but the overly…

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