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Bursa, Turkey – Travel Inspired by Two Famous Puppets

By Inka Piegsa Quischotte When I first saw them, I didn’t pay much attention. But then, they popped up everywhere in the bazaars and antique shops of Istanbul: two colorful, beautifully crafted and quite bizarre puppets. I investigated and discovered not only a good story but also a fabulous city…

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Istanbul from the Asian Side

Across the Bosphorus Bridge – Living on Istanbul’s Asian Side By Geraldine Brady Ferry ‘Cross the Marmara Arriving at Büyükada (the Princes’ Islands’ ‘Big Island’) one Saturday morning in April, I couldn’t help but feel a little smug; my European-side friends had to endure a long trek to meet me…

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Turkey: Bahcesaray, Before the Deluge

Bahçesaray, Turkey: Amidst the Nomads–There are only a few years before the deluge, but today it remains By Nina Nooit Van, a stifling, conservative city in eastern Turkey, had sucked all energy out of me in the few days I spent there. When I started hitchhiking in the morning, I…

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Istanbul: Living on the Asian Side

Across the Bosphorus Bridge Living on Istanbul’s Asian Side By Geraldine Brady    One Saturday morning in April, I couldn’t help but feel a little smug; my European-side friends had to endure a long trek to meet me for a change. Just forty minutes from the Asian-side pier at Bostancı,…

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