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Floating over Cappadocia

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We had been hiking the valleys and canyons of Cappadocia for two days and this morning we were going to see this magical landscape from a different perspective.

As our guide Bihtar explained, eons ago this region in central Turkey saw many volcanic eruptions.  Later over time, the thick ash solidified into a soft rock called tuff (Tuffa in Turkish)

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Springtime in Turkey

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Cappadocia is spectacular any time of the year, but in Spring the unique geological formations come alive with a blaze of color.

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Rumi and the Whirling Dervishes

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Rumi, the great Persian Sufi mystic and poet settled in Konya, Turkey where his legacy is maintained by the intensely spiritual dance of the Whirling Dervishes.

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Preserving the art of the Turkish towel

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The art of hand-weaving a Turkish towel on a traditional loom is rapidly vanishing. One Istanbul store owner however is doing her utmost to preserve this art.

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Celebrating Life's Milestones

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Certain life events simply call for special celebrations. Nothing has proved more rewarding than marking these events with travel.

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Nine Ways to get more from your visit to Turkey

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Turkey is at once both cosmopolitain and steeped in history; a country that sits astride both east and west, and provides a wealth of experiences for the visitor willing to delve beyond the ordinary.

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