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Blog – My favourite travel stories of the week

Israeli checkpoints, ‘giant dildos’ and penguins – just another week of travel reading.

Blog – My favourite travel stories of the week

It may be a day late because of our battles with Naseby, but there is no escaping from my favourite travel stories.

Kayaköy – Stumbling upon a Turkish ghost town

Spending the day lazing by a swimming pool has never really been my thing. I get itchy feet before my skin has even started to turn the lobster red most Brit sun worshippers spend so much of their time heading towards.

Blog – Where in the World? The answer

Where in the World? is this… the answer is, of course, Istanbul. All other cities are doomed, but I imagine that as long as people exist, Constantinople will exist. So said French scientist, Petrus Gyllius.

Blog – My favourite travel stories of the week

A little bit of a change from the norm this week, as I want to concentrate not on a series of blog posts but on a single blog – but then again how often do you get to view the progress of a dancing bear across Europe.

Turkey – Take a ‘single glance’ at Istanbul

Nineteenth century French writer and politician, Alphonse de Lamartine, said of Istanbul: “If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.”

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