Tuesday , February 25 2020

Tag Archives: travel

Travels in Turkey: Part 4 – Istanbul, Continued: Great Bazaars and Grand Mosques

The Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque may be the most famous structures in Istanbul, and they are certainly spectacular, but I was more taken with the largest purpose-built mosque in the city: The Süleymaniye Mosque, built in the 1550s by master architect Sinan at the command of Süleyman the Magnificent.

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Book Review: ‘A Pink Suitcase: 22 Tales of Women’s Travel’ Edited by Janna Graber

"They traveled as mothers, sisters, wives, daughters, friends and lovers. Sometimes they traveled alone, whether by choice or circumstance, often forming deep connections with the people who crossed their paths." "The Pink Suitcase: 22 Tales of Women's Travel" Edited by Janna Graber

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Vintage-Style Travel Planning: Unplugging and Paying a Surprise Visit to the Old-School Tourist Office

Sometimes it seems the folks in the tourist office are surprised that someone stopped by at all! But I like to meet people from the country before I go there – people who correct my pronunciation of a town's name. Or recommend a place I didn’t know to go to. Or tell me I've bitten off more than I can chew.

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