Monthly Archives: January 2011

Tour Turkey: Old Town Antalya and a Boat Trip on the Mediterranean

When you visit Antalya, Turkey, a great afternoon is walking through the Old Town or “Kale Ici” then taking a boat tour on the Mediterranean Sea. The views of the city, the Taurus Mountains and the sunset at the right … Continue reading

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Tour Turkey: Aspendos in Antalya

Aspendos has one the best preserved Roman Theaters in Turkey. The theater was built by Marcus Aurelius and dates back to 155 A.D. The theater is still used today for performances. Every mid-July to mid-August, you can enjoy the Aspendos … Continue reading

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Tour Turkey: Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

This famous basilica was constructed in the 360 A.D. It is often described as the greatest work of Byzantine architecture. It was dedicated to Hagia Sophia which means Divine Wisdom, an attribute of Christ. Once the Church of Holy Wisdom, … Continue reading

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Turkish Cuisine: Iskender Kebab

This is just one of the many different kinds of kebabs you can try in Turkey. The Iskender Kebab comes from Bursa in Northwestern Turkey and is one of our favorites. It is made with thinly sliced lamb or beef … Continue reading

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Tour Turkey: Blue Mosque in Istanbul

With its massive central dome flanked by six slender minarets, the Blue Mosque or Sultan Ahmet Cami stands as the single most recognizable monument on the Istanbul skyline. Built between 1609 and 1616, during the reign of Ottoman SultanAhmet I, … Continue reading

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Tour Turkey: Hotels in Cappadocia

Cappadocia is the magical land of the fairy chimneys. Its a wonderland of unusual geographic formations sprinkled with green vineyards, fruit orchards and frescoed churches. Wind and rain have eroded the brittle volcanic rock and formed rock cones, capped pinnacles … Continue reading

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Turkish Cuisine: Börek

Traditionally, it is said no Turkish woman should marry until she has mastered the art of making börek. Börek is made from Yufka, a paper thin pastry that is rolled or stacked in layers with various types of fillings such … Continue reading

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Tour Turkey: Ephesus

As the capital of Roman Asia Minor,Ephesus is still richly endowed with marble temples,mosaics and a 25,000-seat Grand Theater. The city, whosewealth and patronage supported its splendid architecture, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Her enormous temple was once considered … Continue reading

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Tour Turkey: Hotels in Istanbul

Istanbul is a magical city with many different sites to see. Check out our others posts on Istanbul. You can learn about visiting the Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul Parks, Chora Church and Camlica Hill. There are so … Continue reading

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