Tag: turkey

How to apply for a Turkish visa

Turkey is a magical country with an abundance of historical sites, natural wonders, stunning architecture and delicious food. It is constantly listed as one of the top countries in the world to visit – with good reason. I’ve been to Istanbul, Ephesus and Kusadasi but there are many more places in Turkey that I still […]

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8 Things to do in Istanbul for a first-time visitor

"If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul." Alphonse de Lamartine Istanbul is the city where Europe and Asia meet. It straddles two continents and on another level it straddles the ancient and modern worlds too.  Every building has its own story and history whispers anecdotes and tales from […]

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Exploring Ephesus and Kusadasi

In its heyday Rome was a superpower. The Roman Empire stood for over a thousand years and at its peak, it ruled from the borders of Scotland to the deserts of Egypt and in between. I am often surprised when tours in non-European countries, like Morocco and Lebanon, include a visit to the Roman ruins […]

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Visit Istanbul - an incredible city

Have a cup of tea with a Turk and you'll be friends for 40 years. So said the Turkish gentleman to us as his associate served us with warm apple tea in Istanbul. This is the nature of Turkish hospitality. Of course, after that, he tried to sell carpets and leather jackets to us, but […]

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