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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