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Reflections After The Nepal Earthquake

Nepalese Prayer Flags high in the snow and ice covered Himalayas

I learned one key lesson in Nepal: never underestimate the resiliency of the Nepalese people. When you are born into one of the poorest countries on earth, you don’t have the luxury of failing. The Nepalese people have always found a way to overcome. In the aftermath of the Nepal Earthquake, I’m confident they will

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Which Bosphorus Cruise to Take in Istanbul

There's nothing better than a Bosphorus cruise in Istanbul, Turkey - where Europe and Asia meet.

Istanbul, Turkey sits astride the Bosphorus Strait. This is the meeting of two continents – Europe and Asia – and is one of the busiest shipping channels in the world. Thousands of vessels cross these waters every day. Taking a Bosphorus cruise tour is also one of the top activities for visitors in Istanbul.

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The Highlights of Historic Istanbul

One of the top must see sites in Istanbul is the Blue Mosque.

Istanbul. There are few places like it in the world. The hilly, sprawling city welcomes visitors with unfamiliar sights and sounds. There are million things to do in Istanbul, so first-time visitors need to be selective. These are our must see places in Istanbul.

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The Hot Springs and Antique Pool of Pamukkale, Turkey

Antique pool at Pamukkale Turkey hot springs

Since the 7th century, people have been coming to Pamukkale to soak in the unique “champagne waters” that are heated by geothermal activity. Since we are big fans of geothermal pools around the world, we knew we had to visit the Pamukkale hot springs and the Antique Pool.

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The Ruins of Ephesus and the Travertines of Pamukkale, Turkey

Library of Celsus at Ephesus

When people come to Turkey, many have two destinations in mind – the Greco-Roman ruins of Ephesus and the white travertine cliffs of Pamukkale.  We did both in one day. From Kusadasi, we headed to Ephesus, which has been high on our list for years!  Originally a Greek city, it later became a Roman outpost boasting

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The Goreme Open Air Museum: The Essence of Cappadocia

The Goreme Open Air Museum in Cappadocia, Turkey.

The Cappadocia region of Turkey has become famous for strange looking rock formations. Yet Cappadocia is more than a quirk of geology, it plays an important cultural role in the early spread of Christianity. And any visit to Cappadocia involves a visit to the Goreme Open Air Museum.

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