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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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