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Israeli checkpoints, ‘giant dildos’ and penguins – just another week of travel reading.
It may be a day late because of our battles with Naseby, but there is no escaping from my favourite travel stories.
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.
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.
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.
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.”