Travelers opting for Turkey over Greece

North American and other travelers are voting with their flip-flops and tennis shoes for Turkey over troubled Greece, one of the world’s top 20 tourist destinations, according to media reports.That development comes despite Greek hotels slashing prices and scaling back staffs in a bid to recover from TV images of street riots.“That is bad news … More Travelers opting for Turkey over Greece

I’ve discovered that Turkish People are like Newfoundlanders…

by World Travel Warehouse on Nov 3, 2010 Since the very first day I arrived in Istanbul in 2005, and each time I’ve returned, I’ve always felt very comfortable in the city of Istanbul. This level of comfort has always bewildered me, for a number of reasons: 1) I don’t like immense crowds (yet Istanbul is home to about 75 … More I’ve discovered that Turkish People are like Newfoundlanders…

48 Hours in Istanbul: An Istanbul Restaurant Tour

The ultimate two-day itinerary in Turkey’s largest city. From September 2009By Anya von Bremzen Day 1: Sultanahmet (The Old City) Breakfast On a street lined with carpet shops near the Arasta Bazaar, Tamara Restaurant (breakfast for two $20), whose owners hail from Turkey’s eastern Lake Van area, serves up the region’s puffy breads, herb-flecked otlu … More 48 Hours in Istanbul: An Istanbul Restaurant Tour

Next Stop: In Turkey, Sunlight and Enlightenment

Candace Feit for The New York Times Mountains above the Kabak Valley fall to the Mediterranean. By LYDIA POLGREENPublished: June 24, 2010  TO find the Kabak Valley, drive east along Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. Park your car when the pavement runs out, and walk (or hitch a ride on a truck) to a portal to another … More Next Stop: In Turkey, Sunlight and Enlightenment

Hotel Review: Museum Cave Hotel – Cappadocia, Turkey

by World Travel Warehouse on April 4, 2010 Hotel Review: Museum Cave Hotel – Cappadocia, Turkey I had the pleasure to visit and spend some time at the lovely Museum Cave hotel in 2010, and also meet the owner, Mr. Omer Tosun at a party in Istanbul. The level of quality experienced at every turn … More Hotel Review: Museum Cave Hotel – Cappadocia, Turkey

Turkey 2010: summer holiday booking guide

Tourism in Turkey is booming, with more options than ever for 2010. Sophie Butler looks at the deals on offer for the country’s good-value, smaller-size resorts. Turkey had a boom holiday season last year. Perceived as a good-value shelter from the soaring euro, and with a big choice of package holidays that included flights and … More Turkey 2010: summer holiday booking guide

A Food Lover’s Tour of Istanbul

Los Angeles Times – Travel Section Istanbul, TurkeyHere come the mezes: minted, garlicky yogurt, dusky roasted eggplant salad. A waiter presents them on a huge tray: glistening artichoke crowns, a spread of ground walnuts and sweet red peppers. And wait, how about that beautiful mushroom salad spiked with scallions?The glow of a late-summer sunset floods … More A Food Lover’s Tour of Istanbul

Istiklal Avenue – Istanbul Turkey

It’s 2007.  This is my 2nd visit to the amazing city of Istanbul. I figure this is the time I’ll get to check out “that street” I wondered about since my first visit in 2005. I’ve learned “that street” is called İstiklâl Caddesi, or Independence Avenue, and located in the district of Istanbul known as Beyoğlu. (To me, Beyoğlu translates from Turkish to English as…”fun … More Istiklal Avenue – Istanbul Turkey