Collected by Kacie Mischler Bass
Kusadasi, Kuşadası/Aydın Province, Turkey
Our tour guide brought us to a carpet shop towards the end of our tour. Luckily, it was a very low-pressure environment, and they said they just wanted to share their work. We got to see how the silk is procured, the looms used to weave, and many...
Şirince, Şirince Mahallesi, 35920 Selçuk/İzmir, Turkey
A drive away from famous Ephesus you will find the small village of Sirince. The drive itself is a beautiful bit of sightseeing, as you wind up and around the green mountains. In the village, you will find little restaurants and open-air shops,...
Güngören Mahallesi, 47510 Midyat/Mardin, Turkey
Visiting the oldest remaining Syriac Orthodox monastery in the world was like stepping into another place in time. Founded in 397, it is still in operation and is the seat of the archbishop of Tur Abdin. Except for a few bouts during war time the...
6 King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Shoppers, restaurant connoisseurs, travelers, and cultural enthusiasts will find the impressively designed Madinat Jumeirah a treat for all their passions. This area, once the residence of pearl divers, fishermen, and traders, is now home to many...
Business Bay - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
If you're looking to get across town quickly, or are just keen on skyline views, take the Dubai Metro. There are now two lines, the Red Line and the Green Line, which cater to a large part of the city, ranging from the airport to Mina Jebel Ali....
2 Jumeirah St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
On the 27th floor of the soaring Burj Al Arab, sample an array of eclectic drinks and tapas like foie gras terrine, Arabic hot and cold mezzeh, as well as a comprehensive afternoon tea (that might just include champagne). Live jazz or piano music...
1303 - CONTROL TOWER, Motor City - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
It's 3:30 in the morning, and the alarm clock goes off. In the distance, I can see the shape of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. I struggle to remember why I'm waking up so early when on holidays and remember the exciting day...
Gümüşsuyu Mahallesi, 34437 Beyoğlu/Istanbul, Turkey
So why go to Istanbul in the late fall/early winter? Well, airfares are lower than in high season, you can pretty much get any hotel room you want, there are no crowds so no lines to stand in, and the price of pretty much anything you might want...
Bilal Eroğlu Caddesi, Mezarlık Sk. No:8, 50180 Göreme Belediyesi/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
If you only get to ride in a hot air balloon once in your life, do it over Cappadocia, Turkey. Amazing. Cappadocia is surreal when seen from any angle. The region is peppered with strange pointy stone spires that rise up toward the sky, in pastel...
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