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TURKEY TRAVEL BLOG

Hot Air Balloons, Cappadocia, Turkey
Hot Air Balloons, Cappadocia, Turkey
  • Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Venice

    Setting Sail with Celebrity Cruises: Venice to Istanbul

    An introduction to my Mediterranean cruise with Celebrity Cruises and a taster of the highlights on board and the destinations we visited.

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  • Hagia Sofia, Istanbul

    Hagia Sophia – The Essence of Istanbul

    Aya Sofya, Hagia Sophia or, in English, Church of the Divine Wisdom, is a mighty structure defining the heart and soul of Istanbul. If you only have time to visit one sight in Istanbul this is it.

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  • The Blue Mosque, Istanbul

    Istanbul and the Beauty of the Blue Mosque

    A visit to Istanbul’s Blue Mosque one of the ‘must-see’ stops on a trip to Istanbul – including photography of the mosque, tips on when to go, dress code and opening times.

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  • Turkish Delight

    Istanbul’s Sweetest Side

    Turkish sweets and confectionery from Turkish Delight to Baklava – Turkey didn’t disappoint when it came to sweet treats and confectionery, some of it too sweet even for me, and that’s a first… The Spice Bazaar in Istanbul had stalls piled high with endless varieties of Turkish sweets and sugary scrumptiousness.

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  • Gulets in Bodrum Harbour

    Bodrum, Boats and a bit of a Barter

    How to spend a few days in Bodrum, Turkey. Explore the town’s history, take to the water on a gulet, enjoy some fabulous food and shop in the local market.

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