Travel Journals

Göbekli Tepe

22 April 2019 Sally

  "What is it with the handbags"? A huge amount of energy is expended on the subject of “bags” because this particular accessory seems to appear right across the world in ancient art and monumental...

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The Chariot Makers of Urartu

24 March 2019 Sally

Upper Anzaf Fortress, 10 km just east of Van is a curious place. At first glance there's not a lot to see. Just the remnants of a long stone wall skirting the hill. They could...

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An Ancient Art of Idleness

06 March 2019 Sally

The Turks have just one word for this…….”keyif.” Turkish is a language that seems to be able to sum things up concisely but with heart and poetry. "Keyif" is a state of mind; The Ancient...

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A Weekend Spent at the Dawn of Civilisation

21 February 2019 Sally

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Kadiköy….. A Bohemian town

09 February 2019 Sally

The people of Kadiköy seem to have always looked at the world a little differently.  When the founders of Byzantium established their colony on the perfect but unoccupied natural harbour that is the Golden Horn,...

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Ten amazing reasons to visit Turkey with us

09 January 2019 Sally

Turkey is a hugely diverse country in every respect where around every corner and over every ridge there are superlatives. Covering at least five climatic and geographical regions, Turkey has a wide cultural diversity with...

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The Protector

06 January 2019 Sally

  Istanbul is an ancient city in a remarkable location. Straddling the Bosphorus divide between Europe and Asia, it is one of the few world cities that combines landscape and waterscape to such stunning effect. Vancouver...

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From Armenia to the Aegean, a prehistoric journey. Part 2.

02 January 2019 Sally

After leaving Hartashen standing stones, we headed of to the border crossing point at Cildir on the Turkey/ Georgia border. Armenia has been a revelation…..a true treasure trove of prehistoric sites.  Once in Turkey we...

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From Armenia to the Aegean, a prehistoric journey. Part 1

11 October 2018 Eastern Turkey Tours

Anatolia has deep roots in human history, for it is here at Göbekli Tepe in Southeast Turkey, that we see the first signs of the domestication of grains around 12,000 years ago, but we began...

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The Wonders of Tbilisi

08 October 2018 Eastern Turkey Tours

Over September and October, we’ve been on an exploration trip, looking for some new tours and short breaks to add to our offerings. We’ve travelled Armenia and Georgia, and we’ve found some amazing places, rich...

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