the incredible ghost town of kayaköy

Just a few kilometers from the town of Fethiye, a small tourist town that has become overrun by British tourists lies the small...

I am always in the thick of world events: the turkish north protests austerity

Having come from Malta where there were not only protests at the Libyan embassy, but at a moment when Libyan pilots landed and sought...

cappadocia, turkey: the reason everyone should travel

We go about our lives, consumed with the everyday groove of work and our particular routine, and rarely realize that there are parallel worlds...

konya, turkey: whirling dervishes and mohammad’s beard

On a midpoint in my travels from Ankara to Antalya, the city of Konya welcomed me as it has welcomed many Muslim pilgrims over...

an unexpected trip to a runway show in selçuk, turkey

As the caption to a picture I posted to my personal Facebook page reads, somehow I ended up backstage at a runway show in...

a history of hagia sofia in istanbul, as told by sofia petrillo of the...

Picture it, Constantinople, 537.  A young emperor dedicates a new structure to St. Sophia, the Divine Wisdom.  Before this, he had spent many hours...

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