Monthly Archives: July 2011

Tour Turkey: The Apostle Philip’s Tomb Unearthed in Hierapolis

This week the web is abuzz with the news of the uncovering of the final resting place of the Apostle Philip. This new discovery comes after decades of searching in and around the already popular tour location of Pamukkale and … Continue reading

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Tour Turkey: Village of Sirince Near Ephesus

Sirince is a charming village up in the hills just 5 miles from Selcuk, which is near Ephesus. Sirince was once called Çirkince,which means “ugly”, to keep people away from this beautiful spot. Later the named was changed to Sirince, … Continue reading

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Tour Turkey: Bosphorus Cruise

When you are planning your time Istanbul, you definitely do not want to miss going on a Bosphorus Cruise. The Bosphorus Strait divides the European and Asian side of Istanbul. You can go by public boat and will last about … Continue reading

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Tour Turkey: The Basics of Turkish Cuisine

Turkish cuisine is famous for its rich flavors, using lots of vegetables and just a little spice with some specific dishes. Some Turkish dishes are only vegetables but most include lamb, beef and chicken and many different kinds of seafood. … Continue reading

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Tour Turkey: Blue Cruise

The Mediterranean Sea is not called the Ak Deniz in Turkish without reason. Ak, meaning white, hints at the light turquoise waters of this sea fed by the lime rich rivers of the Anatolian Peninsula. A week at sea enjoying … Continue reading

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Tour Turkey: What to See in Istanbul in 3 Days

Many people come to Turkey and hope to see several different locations while they are here. Here are a few suggestions of how I would suggest breaking out your time if you have 3 days to visit Istanbul before moving … Continue reading

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Tour Turkey: Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum in Istanbul

The Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum in located across the street from the Hippodrome in the Ibrahim Pasha Palace. The palace was built around 1524 for Ibrahim Pasha, the first grand vizier to Sultan Suleiman. This museum houses many treasures … Continue reading

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Tour Turkey: Pasabag in Cappadocia

Pasabag, also known as Monks Valley, in Cappadocia Turkey is located on the road to Zelve from Goreme. There are no entrance fees to explore this area of fairy chimneys and cone shaped rock formations. The best way to show … Continue reading

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Tour Turkey: Health Tips for Travel in Turkey

You want to stay healthy and feel good for the duration of your trip, here are a few tips for your trip to Turkey: #1. Rest Don’t overdo it. Get plenty of rest and don’t eat or drink too much. … Continue reading

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