Tag Archives: Turkey

Fairy Chimneys and ATV Rides in Cappadocia

Moving out of the crowded but cosmopolitan bubble that is Istanbul, I next headed to the interior of Turkey; specifically, to a region known as Cappadocia.  Whereas the name literally translates to “The Land of the Beautiful Horses,” it is the alien-like landscapes, the underground cities, and the virtually-uncountable “fairy chimneys” that attract visitors today. […]

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Eating in Istanbul: A Lesson in Kebaps

As is the case with most large countries boasting a geographically diverse landmass, the cuisine can vary quite a bit from region to region.  Given that I’ve spent the majority of my time around the general Istanbul area, my food post for the region will be specifically applicable to the Aegean area — which is notable for favoring rice over bulgar, corn, couscous […]

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Carpets, Markets, and Hamams in Istanbul

Between the enticing aromas of kebabs being cooked, the enormous mass of people filling the streets, colorful lanterns and flags strung up everywhere, the sweet smells of shisha pipes filling the air, the gravity-defying piles of spices, more tea and coffee being shoved your way than is humanly possible to consume, and the ever-present calls of […]

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