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Hagia Sophia: Making the Most of Your Visit

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I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again – No visit to Istanbul will be complete without a visit to Hagia Sophia. Why do I love Hagia Sophia so much? Having seen so many churches and mosques around the world, the Hagia Sophia takes the cake. It is just magnificent inside and out. When […] Read more…

20 Things to do in Istanbul

Istanbul is a city where east meets west – a beautiful fusion of cultures and history. It is hard to get bored, when there are just so many things to do in Istanbul. I have visited this city several times and would go again in a heartbeat, even though I still have a long list […] Read more…

Travel to Turkey: 11 Must Visit Places in Turkey

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“What is your favorite country?” I get asked this question a lot. If someone asked me this question a few years ago, I would have found it very difficult to answer. I would have given some fluffy, beat around the bush answer, because I just could not pick one country as my favorite. If someone […] Read more…