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Kenya
The first night was filled with sound. The second, eerily quiet. In daylight, my camera focused on a black, white, and red carcass. The sound I had mistaken for hyenas had been zebras alerting the herd of danger. Having felled a zebra the first...
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Arasta Çarşısı, Küçükayasofya Caddesi No:135, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Intricate textiles woven on looms handed down through generations. An array of laurel, olive, and lavender bath products and the hammered bowls to hold them. Silk shawls with which to drape the color of the Aegean in a graceful arc below bare...
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Do you dream of visiting the Galapagos? Late winter / early spring is a great time to go. If you didn’t budget for this year, here are a few tips to help your dream come true. 1. Sign up now for newsletters about the Galapagos - and create a...
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710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505, USA
Did you know… turquoise is created by the pressure of millennia on copper, aluminum, and iron deposited by rain where water is scarce? The more copper, the bluer the stone. Turquoise, Water, Sky tells the story of turquoise, how it is formed,...
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409 W Water St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
Recommended by locals and featured in an episode entitled “Aces of Authenticity” on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives,” Casa Chimayo is a delight for someone seeking traditional New Mexican food with a story. For starters, try...
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309 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
Proximity to the trendy new Railyard District is just one factor distinguishing the El Dorado Hotel & Spa from other upscale hotels in downtown Santa Fe. From the El Dorado, discover Casa Chimayo Restaurant on W. Water Street; visit the saints at...
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1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Guarded by the Hammering Man sculpture outside, this superb museum collection romps from native tribal art to African masks to carvings from Oceania. Highlights include the 16th-century wood-paneled Italian Room and The Studio, a portrait of...
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411 University St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
The ground where the Fairmont Olympic now sits was once the original campus of the University of Washington. Transformed into a stately hotel in 1924, it has since remained a popular place for proms, weddings, banquets, and other opulent events....
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1005 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
Caffe Vita is an independently owned Seattle coffee company that's been roasting coffee locally since 1995. The Capitol Hill location isn't the original store (that's in Queen Anne), but it is one of the nicest — a large, two-story place with...
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Hobyar Mahallesi, 34112 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey
Balik ekmek ve bira. Fish with bread and beer. Fresh, simple, nourishing, refreshing. With a splash of lemon, set against a turquoise waterfront, it can’t be beat as accompaniment for people-watching, waiting for a ferry, or just letting time be....
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Beyazıt Mh., 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Soon after conquering Constantinople and defeating the Byzantines in 1453, Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II commissioned the beginnings of the Grand Bazaar to reinvigorate trade with the city. More than 550 years later, the bazaar is one of the oldest...
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We turned to Istanbulite. The challenge: find local guides who could match wits with an enthusiastic 87-year-old history buff, with a walker nicknamed Intrepid, and a mission to put Byzantine, Ottoman and modern history in physical context on two...
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Binbirdirek Mh., 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Rooftop views abound in Istanbul’s historic peninsula. Order tea, coffee, wine, raki, or a full meal, then relax and take in the sights and sounds. Or grab your camera and a tripod to capture the best light with the morning and evening calls to...
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Cankurtaran Mh., Utangaç Sk. No:19, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
How often does hotel staff virtually adopt your 87-year-old mother? It’s not just that the staff had cleared our room of obstacles for her walker before our arrival. Or that they always ensured we knew the shortest route with the fewest stairs or...
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Rüstem Paşa Mah Tahmis Caddesi, Rüstem Paşa Mahallesi, Kalçin Sk. No:11, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
The best spot for kebaps and kunefe with a view is Hamdi Restaurant. An easy walk from Rustem Pasa, across from the New Mosque, downhill from the Grand Bazaar and a stone’s throw from the Spice Bazaar, Hamdi’s view sweeps the Golden Horn with the...