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Pamukkale – A Cotton Candy Fairy Tale

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In a country that has some amazing sites the Cotton Candy Travertine Terraces of Pamukkale. rated in my top 3. And considering on our several month journey covering 14 countries Turkey was my favourite country, that rates it pretty high indeed! While visiting ancient ruins had been a major highlight of our months exploring the Middle East, we discovered some ...

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The Lost City of Troy

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We reached Troy from the sea-side town of Canakkale, on the southern coast of the Dardanelles. It’s a colourful seaside town that we arrived at by ferry after leaving the battlefields of Gallipoli. Due to it’s high student population it has some atmospheric little bars and cafes down cobblestone lanes and along the waterfront promenade and can be a fun ...

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Ephesus: A City to Rival Rome

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One of my favourite places in Turkey was the ancient city of Epehesus – well their ruins at least. We were about a third of the way through our extended travels with Italy and Rome still to come.  So I was kind of blown away to come across ruins that would rival those of Rome in everyway. But not only ...

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Photo Blog: The Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

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  During our backpacking stint around North Africa and the Middle East, we spent a fair amount of time in Turkey. There were so many great places but hanging around the old city, playing tourist in the morning and then playing local in the afternoons, in one of the many cafes with a glass of mint tea, a backgammon board ...

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UNESCO: Archaeological Site of Troy

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UNESCO: Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia

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UNESCO: Historic Areas of Istanbul

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UNESCO: Hierapolis-Pamukkale

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Aya Sofya – Church of the Divine Wisdom

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On the meeting point of two worlds, the ornament of Turkish homeland, the treasure of Turkish history, the city cherished by the Turkish nation, İstanbul, has its place in the hearts of all citizens. -Mustafa Kemal Ataturk   [soliloquy id=”1275″] Like Turkey itself, the Ayasofya is a meeting of two worlds.  For more than 100o years, this triumphant symbol of ...

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