Tales of cotton fortress
Century after century the nature conjured and by means of the mineral salts and lime contained in the sources flowing down from mountains created this miracle – Lacy cascades. Pamukkale,…

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Tales of cotton fortress
Century after century the nature conjured and by means of the mineral salts and lime contained in the sources flowing down from mountains created this miracle – Lacy cascades. Pamukkale,…

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City of two hearts
If you had gone to Istanbul in the late 19th century, the Orient Express would have taken you all the way to the Golden horn Bay, which divides the city…

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City on seven hills or aboriginal in Istanbul
Despite the fact that the official capital of Turkey since 1923 is Ankara, yet the song, heart and mystery of this country was and remains Istanbul. Istanbul is what the…

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musical improvisation

On Horseback!

In the image and likeness “there Is a place where words are generated by silence, a place where the whisper of the heart is born. There is a place where voices sing of your beauty, a place where every breath carves your image in my soul.” It is not known exactly what place was meant in this poem by the sage Jelal-al-DIN Rumi, who lived in the XIII century, but it is possible that it is inspired by the image of the second homeland of the poet — the city of Konya, located in the Central part of Anatolia. Konya is the capital of the province of the same name with a population of about 1.5 million people, the ancient religious center of Turkey and the birthplace of the Sufi tradition. This is perhaps one of the most mystical corners of the country. The name of the city comes from the Greek iconium (icon). According to one legend, once the city was attacked by a dragon, and the ancient Greek Perseus killed the monster. Continue reading

Alanya: imagine yourself as a pirate or Cleopatra!
Imagine a place with heavenly beaches, warm climate, beautiful scenery, where pirates "nested" and took a bath one of the most famous Queens in the world. It may seem that…

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Revived myth
The trip to Troy is remarkable in that it will inevitably remind of itself in all the most famous museums of the world. In the "Prado" in Madrid, where the…

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If only it were all over the world...
It all started on a frosty morning, when my thirteen-year-old daughter Violetta and I came to the intersection of the Moscow ring road with the Minsk highway, intending to hitchhike…

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Secrets of Turkish all inclusive
For those who go to Turkey, all inclusive has long been the norm. However, every year in local hotels there are new varieties of this food system, beckoning tourists consoles…

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