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Povitica – a Croatian Treat

Is it bread or cake – who cares when it tastes so good! Povitica, or Croatian walnut bread, is a nostalgic favorite of many Eastern Europeans and their descendants. Pronounced Pov-e-Tee-za, this Eastern European sweet bread is traditionally served at Christmas, but makes a delicious tea time treat throughout the year. Ingredients: 500 g flour 3.5 g yeast 1 egg 2 egg yolks 100 g butter 500 g … Continue reading Povitica – a Croatian Treat

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Barcelona – a quick guide

Barcelona’s history, culture and traditions make it a fascinating destination for travelers to Spain. It’s long and rich history has been influenced by the inhabitation of Carthaginians, Visigoths, Muslims and Catalans. Barcelona is today a modern city, but has managed to maintain its heritage and Gothic center, almost entirely intact. Below you will find a simple list of what we suggest ever first timer to … Continue reading Barcelona – a quick guide

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St Paul – The Ultimate Missionary

Saint Paul was born in Tarsus (near Mersin, in modern day Turkey) and became one of the most important and influential of all the saints, influencing the growth and development of the Church since the first century. Paul set out on his missionary journeys to carry the message of Jesus Christ through Syria, Turkey & Greece. One can trace his path through Acts and visit the locations … Continue reading St Paul – The Ultimate Missionary

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Croatia – A Mediterranean Dream

Untouched coastline of crystal clear waters, over ten thousand islands with hidden bays and stunning beaches, a rich cultural & historical heritage with many UNESCO sites to explore, breathtaking landscapes … Croatia is a paradise that will fill your heart. Croatia benefits from a rich cultural heritage reflected in its many museums, palaces, churches and cities, where even a short walk turns into a magical … Continue reading Croatia – A Mediterranean Dream

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Turkish Bath – relax in the hamams of Istanbul

A Turkish bath is something that everyone should try at least once in their lifetime. The most impressive examples are found in Istanbul, capital of the Ottoman Empire and former capital of the Byzantine Empire. The Byzantines considered themselves the direct cultural successors to the Roman Empire, where public baths were a staple feature of the community and the Ottomans adopted and continued this practice … Continue reading Turkish Bath – relax in the hamams of Istanbul

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Jordan – 10 fast facts

The land of Jordan lies along an ancient and well-used trade route. A country filled with ancient monuments, stunning nature reserves and seaside resorts. The most famous is the archaeological site of Petra, the Nabatean capital dating to around 300BCE, set in a narrow valley with tombs, temples and monuments carved into the surrounding pink sandstone cliffs. Below are a few interesting facts about Jordan … Continue reading Jordan – 10 fast facts

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Tales from Nasreddin Hoca

The Nasreddin stories have touched many cultures around the world, they are told and retold endlessly. But it is inherent in a Nasreddin story that it must be understood at many levels. There is the joke, followed by a moral and usually the little extra which brings the consciousness of the potential mystic a little further on the way to realization. A popular scholar, Nasreddin … Continue reading Tales from Nasreddin Hoca

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What Turkey is Like for Travelers Right Now

Article by Wendy Perrin – written 08 October 2015 (read original article) I’ve been getting this question a lot lately, what with the rise of ISIS and U.S. military action in Syria (Turkey’s neighbor to the southeast). When war is in the news, it can be scary for travelers. It might be easy to imagine that Turkey is a battlefield; we keep hearing about terrorists … Continue reading What Turkey is Like for Travelers Right Now

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Turkey … a must see destination

Turkey is considered one of the most amazing tourist destinations of the world with a reputation amongst travel enthusiasts for greeting visitors with friendly smiles and open arms. With a rich historical heritage and blessed with majestic mountains and a magnificent coastline, Turkey has something to offer everyone. Today Turkey is a modern European nation and has protected its historical treasures to share with those … Continue reading Turkey … a must see destination