Istanbul, the City that Straddles Two Continents


Istanbul, the City that Straddles Two Continents

This is an entry in the We Said Go Travel Writing Contest written by Jack Scott from England. Thanks for your entry Jack! No trip to Turkey is complete without tasting the wonders of Istanbul, entertainment, media, cultural and economic capital of Turkey with a population of 13.5 million (and counting). The political capital, Ankara, … Continued


Turkey: The Paradise on Earth

This is an entry in the We Said Go Travel Writing Contest written by Shodiyakhon Toshkhujaeva from Uzbekistan. Thanks for your entry Shodiyakhon! I was a bit frightened when the plane took off: I shut my eyes. Plane was shaking bringing warm excitement and at the same time, fear of unexpected and unknown surprises to my … Continued


Cappadocia Turkey: Basket Case

This is an entry in the We Said Go Travel Writing Contest written by Larry Mathews from America. Thanks for your entry Larry! When I first saw the words, “Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise”, I crossed them off of our proposed itinerary.  Having taken several customized private tours over the years, I’ve learned to … Continued

St. Basil's, Moscow

Trans-Siberian Train – Part 1

Getting Started The Trans-Siberian Express – a train ride that I had wanted to take for so long,  but it was so far off the beaten path that I had put it on the back burner.  Don’t misunderstand – I love off-the-beaten-path destinations, but Siberia seemed too remote, even for me. I don’t know why … Continued

Turkey: To the East in 1976

I drove across Turkey in 1976 in a Ford Econoline van with two friends and a few new acquaintances, on the way from Athens to Kabul.  Some of this trip’s highlights have been related elsewhere, but events in Eastern Turkey stand out, even after all these years. The western portion of the country is a … Continued

Fethiye, Turkey: A Retreat from the Storm

By Hannah Williams There was an ominous storm brewing far off in the distance where the blackening sky collided with the snow-capped mountains. With the musty smell of impending rain hanging in the air, I set off to explore the city of Fethiye, Turkey. The word “foolish” flew across my subconscious as I stepped out … Continued

Mardin, Turkey

Mardin, Turkey – Reclaiming its history for the world to see

  Written by Mary Anne Been, Jetset Extra   My trip to Turkey started out with an incredible flight.  I know that isn’t what most people say about international flights, but mine was amazing.  I flew Turkish Airlines, Business Class, direct to Istanbul from Los Angeles.  The service is second-to-none, and being first on and … Continued

The Real Troy

Personally I love cities with walls especially ones you can walk on! Some of my favorites include: Xi’an, Lucca, and Dubrovnik. Now I cannot wait to see the real Troy, maybe we can go see it together! A trip to the legendary city of Troy is a real and exciting possibility  and this part of … Continued

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