Turkey

Sumahan on the Water

Istanbul’s Sumahan on the Water: A converted Ottoman distillery

By Janice and George

Leave the bustle of Istanbul behind when you stay at Sumahan on the Water, a former 19th century Ottoman distillery across the Bosphorus. Chic and restful!

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Turkish hammams in Istanbul - Ritz-Carlton Istanbul

Ahhh… These Turkish hammams in Istanbul cleanse both body and soul

By Janice and George

Steam, scrub, soap suds and a silky massage. Ahhhh… Few bathing rituals are as decadent as a Turkish hammam experience.

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flower passage arcade

The lovely Istanbul flower passage

By Janice and George

If you’re in Istanbul craving raki and mezzes at a cheerfully noisy meyhane, or you just want a few good travel pics, duck into Cicek Pasaji – the Istanbul Flower Passage.

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Turkish Delight Part 2 – Why visit Bodrum?

By Janice and George

Why all the buzz about Bodrum? Boutique hotels, pretty villages, traditional culture. Yes, you must visit Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula; we loved it!

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Casa dell'Arte

Casa Dell’Arte: Artful hotel on the beach in Bodrum

By Janice and George

Don’t be surprised if you bump into billionaire Roman Abramovitch at Casa Dell’Arte. The boutique hotel in Turkey is also an art gallery, which Abramovitch loves.

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Turkish Delight Part 1 – Istanbul

By Janice and George

Feast like a sultan, gape at glittering palaces and soak in a steamy hammam. Welcome to Istanbul! For most visitors, Istanbul is the starting point for a visit to Turkey.

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Esbelli Evi - Fantasy suite living room

Esbelli Evi cave hotel: Fairytale charm in Cappadocia

By Janice and George

Carved into Cappadocia’s rock cliffs, Esbelli Evi is a charming boutique cave hotel. The ten suites are cocoons of comfort, with kilim rugs and lace curtains made by the owner’s mother.

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Top Istanbul boutique hotels

Three Top Istanbul Boutique Hotels: From hip to historic

By Janice and George

From historic to hip: Pera Palace, TomTom Suites and Sumahan on the Water are among the top Istanbul boutique hotels.

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Cappadocia cave cities - Kaymakli

Cappadocia Cave Cities: Making like troglodytes in inner Turkey

By Janice and George

Cappadocia’s fascinating underground cave cities were carved out by early Christians. We squeezed through the tunnels of Kaymakli.

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exploring Ephesus

Exploring Ephesus: Where poppies bloom among ancient ruins

By Janice and George

We couldn’t miss Ephesus. Where breezes carry the imagined chatter of Romans bartering with shopkeepers among marble ruins and the Celsus Library.

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Argos in Cappadocia

Argos in Cappadocia: Dig this luxury cave hotel in Turkey

By Janice and George

Stone mansions with deluxe rooms. And killer views of Uchisar Castle. Say hello to Argos in Cappadocia, one of the best boutique hotels in Cappadocia, Turkey.

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Macakizi: Sexy seaside escape on Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula

By Janice and George

Macakizi doesn’t have a beach. But it’s a very cool hotel on Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula; you can dive off its sunning docks right into the sea.

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hot air ballooning in Cappadocia

Flying High: Hot air ballooning in Cappadocia

By Janice and George

It’s worth waking up early to go hot air ballooning in Cappadocia, Turkey. The moonlike landscape is one of the world’s best places to soar in a balloon.

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