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$100 Weekend in Istanbul
I usually love to be where the action is, but there are exceptions. “Waiting for a ferry to the Greek Islands just as port workers go on strike” is right up there with “staying in a youth hostel during the World Snorers Convention.” ...
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A journey into history through details of daily life
What do articles of daily use communicate concerning persons and eras? Which clues do cellular phones, pen, kitchen utensils we use reveal about us? ...
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A Magic Touch at the Hagia Sophia
Not only a historical landmark, but a genuine legend... The Hagia Sophia (Turkish: Ayasofya), admired by kings and sultans for 1500 years, nowadays continues to welcome presidents and prime ministers. This splendid monument ...
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A Museum at the Heart of Istanbul: Pera
The Pera Museum has welcomed 700 thousand guests in 6 years, since its inauguration in 2005. This well-deserved interest is to be explained, among other, by the fact that it has been instrumental in bringing to the broad daylight ...
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A Sweet Story of Taste
People living thousands of years ago on this soil produced from grapes the first beverage or liquor of history. ...
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Archaeological stories: Patrifying gaze
Is she a monster petrifying those who look at her, or an innocent young maiden who, once upon a time, was making goddesses jealous with her beauty? Are we perhaps being unjust towards mythology’s female anti-hero with her hair made out of snakes? ...
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Byzantine Coins
Archaeology keeps the memory archives of the world, presents us with the codes of traces, thousands of years old. Those codes showing us that different cultures having flourished at different corners of the world without direct contact with each other, ...
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Cağaloğlu Hamam (Cagaloglu Turkish Bath)
An essential part of any visit to Istanbul is a scrub-down at a hamam (Turkish bath). The top destination for tourists is the 300-year-old Cagaloglu Hamami in the center of Sultanahmet. ...
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Constantinople by Edmondo De Amicis – review
"Who would dare to describe Constantinople?" Edmondo de Amicis answered his own rhetorical question with a rich and vivid book about the city, published in 1877. It is, says the translator of this new edition Stephen Parkin, "one of the best accounts of the city ever written". ...
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Cool Istanbul
In Istanbul, history and tradition are piled layer upon layer. Stately palaces, mosques and cathedrals lie beside chaotic bazaars, steaming hamams and poky nargile (hookah) joints. Ottoman Constantinople sits easily with ancient Byzantium, but emerging on top of them is a new stratum: Istanbul the cool. ...
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