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World Heritage #1018 – Ephesus

Come visit one of the most distinguished buildings still standing from the Hellenistic-Roman period in Turkey. The UNESCO World...

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PICS – Turkey

This is a collection of picture galleries from Turkey, the result of trips to different parts of the country. Consult the map page for...

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Sun, sand and more in Alanya, Turkey

Sun and bath on the Turkish Med coast with a short look behind the tourist façade and a visit to a world renowned natural wonder. That is...

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World Heritage #0485 – Hierapolis-Pamukkale

Come for a bath and a look at the great white terraces of Turkey. The UNESCO World Heritage List includes several hundred properties with...

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A two day excursion inland from Alanya to Pamukkale, Turkey

From the first time I saw pictures of Pamukkale I dreamed of going there myself. My dream came true.   Pamukkale means “cotton...

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Near & Middle East (2) Roaming Turkey’s Anatolian plateau

The fascinating life and scenery on the Anatolian Plateau, as well as the bureucratic hassles of continuing the journey.   Tuesday...

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World Heritage #0357 – Göreme

The landscape of this part of Turkey is spectacular, and human activity has made the rock formations even more fascinating. The UNESCO...

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Near & Middle East (1) Istanbul and the west coast of Turkey

This was a journey into the unknown and intriguing cultures of the Middle East, and the encounter of a friendliness and hospitality hard...

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World Heritage #1457 – Pergamon and its Multi-Layered Cultural Landscape

The Greek acropolis of Pergamon in western Turkey commanded a large area, and was central in trading activities more than 2,000 years ago....

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World Heritage #1452 – Bursa and Cumalıkızık: the Birth of the Ottoman Empire

The Ottoman Empire took over when the Eastern Roman empire fell. The Ottomans trace their roots back to this area in Western Turkey. The...

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World Heritage #0356 – Historic Areas of Istanbul

Istanbul is a dream, the monumental mosques and minarets are almost like a fairytale. The city’s history and geographic setting is...

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