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Riga, Latvia?

I leave for Finland tomorrow and was originally scheduled to go to Tel Aviv on the 28th, a flight that I had to cancel. The problem was that my flight to my new home in Mongolia left from TLV and for my points sympathizers, it was a longhaul aboard Turkish airlines via Istanbul to Seoul. 570 more words

The Point

Sail, Sip & Savor Europe

By Mara Papatheodorou, Regent Seven Seas Cruises® Tastes & Traditions Expert

Wine or an Anise Aperitif. Whether Red, Rose or White, most Mediterranean countries make very good wines. 545 more words

Sail, Sip & Savor


3 months have passed since I received my Istanbul study abroad acceptance letter and when I look back in about 20 years or so, that moment will probably stand out as one of the best in my life. 284 more words


The Rumeli Castle

Called the Rumelihisari in Turkish, the Rumeli Castle, or Fortress, dominates a fair amount of the Bosphorus coast in Sariyer. Rumeli was build between 1451 and 1452 by Sultan Mehmed II the Conqueror (the movie Fetih 1453 has a brief scene about the controversy of building Rumeli). 385 more words

Ivan Watson's Istanbul tribute

This was an interesting piece, published by Ivan Watson on CNN.com, as a tribute to the place he has been for so long.


The best fresh market ever!

One of the highlights of our trip to Istanbul was our fortunate timing that allowed us to experience the weekly bazaar!  I was a little unclear to begin with when our landlady told us there would be a bazaar.  263 more words

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