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Shopping Tips for your Tour of Turkey

“I never yet feared those men who set a place apart in the middle of their cities where they gather to cheat one another and swear oaths which they break.” – Herodotus, Histories 440 B.C. There are a lot of … Continue reading

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Famous Quotes of Herodotus

Have you ever wondered where the U.S. Postal service became known for this famous motto: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds?” The famous quotation that … Continue reading

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Tour Turkey in 10 Easy Steps

This will be a ten step guide to do it yourself travel of Turkey. Following the ten step guide to do it yourself travel of Turkey I will give a four step guide to assisted travel in Turkey. Steps for … Continue reading

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Greece and Turkey: Travel Partners

As intervention in Syria is on the back burner and the government being shut down is at the forefront of everyone’s mind in the United States, I thought it might be fun to review the long standing rivalry between two … Continue reading

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U.S. Government Shutdown and International Travel

While Democrats and Republicans were stonewalling you were booking your tour for Turkey, not because you wanted to flee your country but because you wanted to open your horizons. As the weeks went on the potential for military strikes in … Continue reading

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Turkish Fatalism And Effects on Travel Services

Fatalism – as a philosophy is strongly prevalent in many aspects of Turkish life, and while the government, social services and sanitation are forced to operate on a different standard. One will sometimes find that a form of fatalism is … Continue reading

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What War With Syria Means for Tourism in Turkey

It’s a regular September in Turkey with potential war in the East and the greater number of the population moving Westward. The mass that has accumulated in the westernmost center – Istanbul – now works like a magnet drawing the … Continue reading

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Top Ten Ways To Spend Your Airport Layover in Turkey

While many experts have done their best to come up with ways to entertain you during your extended layovers in international airports around the globe they have yet to give you the definitive list of top ten things you can … Continue reading

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Tips for a Memorable Trip to Turkey

While you are looking to have the best time possible on your next vacation, there are some things you can do to prepare yourself for the amazing things you will experience while you are touring in Turkey. Pack Light Pack … Continue reading

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Colorful Activism in Istanbul and around Turkey

This Sunday as I was walking through the Kara Oğlan Park to Kaleici in Antalya I found the stairs painted leading down from the fountain to the playground area and at first I thought it was simply a new decoration … Continue reading

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