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Touring Turkey–Tents, Camp Grounds and Beaches

This weekend I spent the Turkish Zafer Bayram Holiday taking a group of young people camping. This was a shoe string budget event and we were looking for a camp ground that would allow fifteen college aged students to come … Continue reading

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Turkish Souvenir–The Evil Eye

If you’ve ever purchased anything from Turkey be it a souvenir or textiles, or if you’ve ever brought your child to Turkey you are probably familiar with a small round blue bead with a white and light blue iris and … Continue reading

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Hamam: Take a Turkish Bath

So, the I’ll admit that the first time I visited a hamam I was apprehensive. Not because the idea of someone giving me a massage was uncomfortable so much as the idea of a Turkish wrestler threatening to inflict pain … Continue reading

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Book Tour Istanbul

The development of Orhan Pamuk as a world renowned writer in the past several years has brought the spot light back upon the magical crossroads of Istanbul. The city sitting on the boarder of two continents and housing more than … Continue reading

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Turkey Tours: The Bicycle Tour

There are all kinds of interesting ways to get from here to there. So, it goes without saying that there are many ways of getting around Turkey. There was for example the summer my wife and rented bikes and rode … Continue reading

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Tour Turkey: Flowers in Turkey

Flowers in Turkey VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL It may surprise some of you to know that Holland owes the Tulip to the Ottoman Empire nowadays Turkey. The tulip or “lale” is the national flower, a symbol of Turkey and … Continue reading

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Tour Turkey: Troy and Gallipoli

For those of you who are looking for a different reason to visit Turkey, perhaps those of you who enjoy hearing about strategic military campaigns and seeing where thousands of soldiers lost their lives either for love of country or … Continue reading

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