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Affordable Mediterranean Sailing Holidays.

Affordable Mediterranean Sailing Holidays.

Have you ever dreamt of sailing the Mediterranean on your own private yacht?   If you thought this type of holiday was only within reach of the rich and famous – Think again! Recently we were invited on the maiden voyage of MedSea ES Canada, a Turkish Gulet sailing the calm, unspoilt waters of the southwest Turkish coast and the Greek Dodecanese Islands.…
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A Locals Guide To Istanbul

A Locals Guide To Istanbul

Over the past year, we have taken quite a shine to city tours, which is not something we were really into before. The private kind of tour that give you a local’s perspective on a city. The kind that enable you to see all the good bits at your leisure, while skipping queues, missing the crowds and getting better access…
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The Two Continents Of Istanbul.

The Two Continents Of Istanbul.

Turkey is a fascinating country with a complex history and culture. One aspect of Turkey that is sometimes hard to get your head around is; which continent does it truly belong to. Head to Istanbul and they will proudly tell you, “Both!” Nowhere else in Turkey is the divide more apparent than Istanbul. The Bosphorus Strait divides the two continents…
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Classic Istanbul, A Day In The Old City.

Classic Istanbul, A Day In The Old City.

Sitting at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, with a rich and complex history, Istanbul has the highest concentration of attractions we have seen in a city, even before you venture out past the Old City of  Sultanahmet. Within walking distance, you will find all the classic Istanbul attractions that draw millions of visitors each year to this magical city, making…
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REVIEW Dersaadet Hotel. Istanbul, Turkey

REVIEW Dersaadet Hotel. Istanbul, Turkey

REVIEW Dersaadet Hotel. Istanbul A carefully restored, 19th century Ottoman mansion in the historic centre of one of the most exciting and exotic cities in the world.  In Ottoman Turkish, Dersaadet means “Place of Happiness”  and this cosy owner operator hotel oozes both charm and happiness.   A boutique hotel offering a quiet retreat amongst the chaos and magic that is Istanbul. Overall rating…
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Enchanted By Cappadocia.

Enchanted By Cappadocia.

Imagine a land, once hidden under a blanket of ancient volcanic ash. A place where, over millions of years, erosion has playfully carved out a landscape that is so enchanting it is almost otherworldly. This is Cappadocia.  We were quite unprepared by how beautiful and intriguing we would find Cappadocia. Conjuring images of an exotic past as if from the pages of a fairy tale and…
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REVIEW Taşkonaklar Hotel, Cappadocia.

REVIEW Taşkonaklar Hotel, Cappadocia.

REVIEW Taşkonaklar Hotel Cappadocia, Turkey If you are looking for an out of the ordinary travel experience this is certainly it. Taşkonaklar is a boutique cave hotel offering equal measures of heritage, charm and luxury. A combination rarely found in the cave hotels of the region. This type of accommodation is more than just a travel requirement, it is part of the…
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