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Shop that keeps Diyarbakir’s culture alive: Darik

Turkey’s southeastern region is very close to two troubled countries, Iraq and Syria. However, there are many elements in this region that attract foreign tourists. Diyarbakir, which is one of the oldest centers in the region, is a very important city. It is possible to trace the ancient Mesopotamian culture in the region where the […]

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Soak up Taiwan’s hot springs culture in these five natural baths

A rejuvenating soak has long been a vital part of Taiwanese culture. Here are some of the top places to take a dip. GUANZILING HOT SPRINGS It’s common for people to do a second take when they see Guanziling Hot Springs for the first time. Due to its beautiful location on the side of Zhentou Mountain in […]

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10 exclusive things you will find in Maldives

1- Scuba diving: Scuba diving is open for beginners and pros alike in the Maldives. There are hundreds of dive centers and dive schools offering world-class diving courses. These dive centers will offer the services of PADI licensed instructors, who will be eager to teach you the skills of scuba diving. Once you complete an […]

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Mardin: Different than anywhere you have been before

Mardin is unique, special and beautiful… Old and auld. Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic and Syriac words are coming in your ears when you are walking around… Travelling to the southeast of Turkey sounds a bit worrisome as being close to Iraq and Syria. Is it secure to go there? The answer is simple: Yes. Of course […]

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Magical and real: Pamukkale

Turkey is a country very rich in terms of thermal sources. There are numerous underground hot water sources especially in Aegean Region at the west of the country. However, most of them do not serve the tourism sector. The thermal source of Pamukkale among them located near the Denizli city in the south of Aegean […]

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The real spirit of Taiwan: Tainan City

By Engin Tatlibal What a city it was… Actually I was not expecting much when I first see the name of Tainan on my Taiwan itinerary. I started getting excited after a short surfing on internet. And yes, I was in the middle of old and beautiful temples… Taiwan (Republic of China) and Turkey has […]

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Dance of light at Taiwan Lantern Festival

By Engin Tatlibal I was hanging around the large area, a few miles out of Chiayi City. Technicians preparing for the night and dancers making their rehearsals. I was looking for some coffee. For the second time in my life, I felt asleep probably because of fresh air coming down from Alishan Mountain and hardly […]

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This is Turquoise!

This is Turkey, this is the home of turquoise beaches and world’s top class resorts. Take a look at what this extraordinary country offers for sea, sand and sun lovers… KAPUTAS BEACH On most of Turkey’s tourism promotion posters, you may see the heavenly view of Kaputas Beach. This extraordinary corner of Turkish Mediterranean is […]

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Iznik: Wisdom on a pottery

Iznik carries signs of thousands of years. It is an important crossroads of the Roman Empire. It is the key city of Byzantine period. When the Crusaders plundered Istanbul and Hagia Sophia in 1204, the emperor and the patriarch took refuge here. Even in history, this period is referred to as the “Iznik Empire.” There’s […]

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Halfeti, the lost city

By Aysegul Guneysu My first ever opportunity to visit Sanliurfa (Urfa) was for attending the Halil Ibrahim Festival. Known as the “City of Prophets”, every corner of this city is knitted with historical and natural beauties. And my most passionate destination in Urfa was Halfeti – a paradise on and under water. 80 percent of […]

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