Turkey

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In Pictures: The Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia

by Rosemarie John January 7, 2013

Blanketed with a thin mist, the chilly morning air greeted us as we made our way into our private coach that would take us through the winding roads of the hilly Cappadocia region. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Cappadocia is laced with some of the world’s most stunning geological anomalies called “fairy chimneys”. With unusual landscapes on both sides of […]

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For History Buffs – The Anatolian Civilizations Museum

by Rosemarie John December 29, 2012

After a visit to the Mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, what better way to understand the ancient history of Turkey by stopping by the Anatolian Civilizations Museum. Housing the finest collection in all of Turkey and the main reason to stopover in Ankara, the museum contains an amazing record of each and every civilization that passed through Anatolia. Anatolia is […]

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Anıtkabir, The Mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

by Rosemarie John December 27, 2012

Dominating the Ankara skyline is the grand mausoleum of Turkey’s founding father, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. A visionary man who united 24 tribes across the land and brought significant changes to the Turkish way of life. Already mesmerized by what we had seen on our Bosphorus Cruise the monumental mausoleum was a great way to start off our exploration of the rest […]

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Strait through Two Continents

by Rosemarie John December 21, 2012

As the tour bus weaned its way around the streets of Istanbul picking up tourists from other hotels, the grandeur of this ancient city slowly reveals itself. You are passing by monuments, mosques, minarets, churches, pebble paved streets, trams, people hurrying about and you are trying to absorb everything in. You gasp sometimes in wonder, you frown sometimes at traffic, […]

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