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Istanbul: Where the Locals Hang

Istanbul On the Map Istanbul is divided into the European and Asian side, even though only foreigners are the only ones who refer to them as that. The European side is then split into the region north of the Golden Horn and the region south of it. Within…

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An Adventurous Eater: Istanbul

Turkish food is much more than the kebabs we associate it with. Not to say their kebabs aren’t delicious. From their insanely sweet baklavas and meat centric roasts to their healthier and lighter breakfast buffets, I was able to see the whole spectrum of Turkish foods. And in…

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Doing Cappadocia Right

Cappadocia Talk about a place that’s out of this world and Cappadocia (Cappadokya) will be among the first places to come to mind. The easiest way to reach this region is by flying into Kayseri from Ataturk or Sabiha Gokhen airport in Istanbul and getting a pick-up to…

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Istanbul: The Hamam Experience

What it is Although it was a practice of the elite or wealthier class during the Ottoman Empire, the Turkish bath or Hamam is now a staple of Turkish culture as public bathing is for many asian nations. Locals will make it a part of their routine to…