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Re: Eating our way through Istanbul (Part 2)

GarryRF ·
That was an amazing tour of gastronomic delights Paul. It takes some courage to indulge in something we don't recognise. But on a tour designed for tourists you know you'll be safe. So now you've acquired a taste for fish lets hope you continue indulging. You must have tried the Baklava ? Makes searching out a Turkish bakery worthwhile. And all that variety in winter too. My friends are in Turkey today and they're still waiting for spring to arrive !
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Re: Eating our way through Istanbul (Part 2)

PHeymont ·
Of course we tried the baklava...several places, several flavors and more... Which gives me a moment to mention something I forgot in the blog...chicken-breast pudding, or tavuk göğsü. On Wednesday, Katerina mentioned it, and joked that people make faces when they hear about it. Didn't sound so odd to me. On Friday, Senem brought one to the table so we could try it...and it basically was a protein-enriched blanc mange. The chicken is boiled and separated into fine fibers and mixed with milk,...
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Bosphorus Cruises in February (Turkey)

PHeymont ·
I'm preparing for a mid-February week in Istanbul, and would like to include a Bosphorus cruise, specifically one of the more-or-less all-day ones that goes up to the Black Sea, has a lunch break at a small port on the Black Sea, and then returns....
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Sirkeci Terminal, Istanbul: Last stop on the Orient Express

PHeymont ·
Last summer in Paris, we visited an exhibit at the Institute du Monde Arabe, featuring cars and artifacts of the Orient Express and its mystique. A significant part of the exhibit, given the venue, focused on the exotic spell it had for Europeans...
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Eating our way through Istanbul (Part 2)

PHeymont ·
Two days and some more touring after our first food walking tour in Istanbul, we were ready for more, and set out on our second. This tour, like the first, was organized by Culinary Backstreets. While the first tour focused on the Beyoglu district...
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'Security concerns:' Celebrity Cruises drops Istanbul overnights

PHeymont ·
  Cruise ship in port at Golden Horn in Istanbul   Celebrity Cruises has dropped overnight stays at Istanbul for the rest of the cruise season, affecting eight cruises. The line had already skipped overnights twice in recent weeks, citing...
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Turkey Travel: 10 Beautiful Places to Visit in Turkey

John Peter ·
Are you planning to go to Turkey anytime soon? I'm sure you are, that could be one of the reasons you are reading this article right now. Anyway, I'm here with a bit of first-hand advice to save your time. There are a few places in Turkey that you must visit at all costs! Let’s start with our little list. Source: http://www.ce.udel.edu 1. Hagia Sophia You cannot possibly miss out on this one, guys. This place is located in Istanbul, and it was constructed in the sixth Century, it is...
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Aug. 24, 2016: Sights From A Taste of Colorado

Samantha ·
An annual Labor Day tradition, A Taste of Colorado combines food, fun and great performances. Samantha shows us her favorites from last year's.
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Brits told: world situation will mean cheaper holidays

PHeymont ·
There's always someone to find a silver lining in dark clouds, and this time around it's the travel writers of the Telegraph (UK) who are telling Britons that holidays in Europe and Turkey will be bargains next year because of uncertain times. Nick Trend, in an article  posted Nov. 26, points to two factors in particular: Americans made nervous by the Paris attacks and State Department travel warnings, and Russia's ban on "tourist relations" with Turkey. While the State Department...
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Tourism to Turkey likely to drop dramatically in 2016

Travel Rob ·
Turkey's tourism industry likely to take a sharp hit in 2016.
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4 Amazing Rewards of Performing Umrah That Every Muslim Needs to Know

Ayan Asad ·
Umrah is one of the most beautiful Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). This is a particular act of worship that now millions of Muslims do throughout the year. Rewards of Umrah are endless! Subhan Allah! Perform Umrah with intensity, love, desire and gratitude. Umrah is a spiritual journey to the house of Allah and in return there are rewards for the travelers. The journey will be one of the most beloved journeys of your life. This is guaranteed. It is such a blessed journey...
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