My Stay At The Green Park Merter Five Star Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is a city I wrote about a few times before and on my travels, it’s the only city outside the U.K. that I have visited in each of 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. That;s five years in a row – ridiculous. Bizarre when the previous 33 years, I neglected it completely as I Read more about My Stay At The Green Park Merter Five Star Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Fish Sandwich in Istanbul, Turkey

Turkey wasn’t on the initial agenda when we went backpacking in the Middle East and surrounding countries, but we ended up spending a whopping 3 weeks in Turkey in the end, compared with our 10 days in each of Armenia and Azerbaijan! This gave me a chance to sample the delights of Adana, Istanbul, Dogubayazit, Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Fish Sandwich in Istanbul, Turkey[…]

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World Borders: Europe to Asia in Istanbul, Turkey (Ferry Across the Bosphorus)

Ever crossed into a different continent by boat? I have, if you’ve read my Drake Passage journey post you’ll remember my trip on the Southern Ocean. That was back in 2010, South America to Antarctica and that one took me 2 days. Imagine a boat ride that takes you to a different continent in less Read more about World Borders: Europe to Asia in Istanbul, Turkey (Ferry Across the Bosphorus)[…]

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Getting a Turkish Visa on Arrival at Istanbul Airport, Turkey

I was in Turkey in November 2013 and I now believe the rules on a Visa on Arrival have changed for certain nationalities, so please try not to follow this guide which may not be current and do leave comments if you have any new updates for myself and other travellers to Turkey. Instead, I Read more about Getting a Turkish Visa on Arrival at Istanbul Airport, Turkey[…]

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