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🎙️ What you didn’t know about Istanbul

In #OwnYourNarrative, Muslim heritage, Turkey by Soumaya

What you didn’t know about Istanbul Podcast Episode #4 What does an architect, a mosque and a shisha pipe have in common?   Okay, let me rephrase the question.   What would you do if you saw a man smoking shisha inside the mosque? …

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“Up, Up, and Away!” Flying in a hot air balloon over Cappadocia, Turkey

In Cappadocia, Community, She Travels by Maryam Tidjani

Ah, to take to the skies in a hot air balloon. Or to be more precise, to fly 3000 feet over rocky terrain in what is essentially a wicker basket with no lid. Not being afraid of heights, I was eager to cross this …

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Istanbul: The time I travelled from Europe to Asia for a kebab

In Community, She Travels, Turkey by Maryam Tidjani

After a gruelling 8 hours of travel (over land, air, sea and more land), me and my travel buddy SH arrived in the bustling centre of Sultanahmet, Istanbul. It was loud, it was busy and every local we asked for directions sent us in …

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Halal Restaurants: Cappadocia

In Cappadocia, Community, Travel Guide, Turkey by Soumaya

There are plenty of restaurants that serve halal meat in Cappadocia, although most restaurants also serve alcohol. Depending on where you choose to stay or what your itinerary looks like, start off by checking these restaurants out. You are likely to find more alcohol-free …

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Hotel review: Vineyard Cave Hotel, Cappadocia

In Cappadocia, Community, Travel Guide, Turkey by Soumaya

A visit to Cappadocia isn’t complete without staying in a cave hotel, and the Vineyard Cave Hotel is an excellent choice. The cave hotels are what remain of a centuries’ old tradition of building homes in the cliff sides and rock faces of Cappadocia, …

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Turkey: Travel Planner

In Community, Travel Guide, Turkey by Soumaya

Join us on our first girls’ group holiday to Cappadocia in April 2020! Turkey is a country with vast and varying landscapes. While most of us will never be able to visit another planet, visiting the Anatolian plains in Cappadocia is just as unique. …

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4D3N itinerary in Cappadocia, Turkey

In Cappadocia, Itinerary, Turkey by Soumaya

Planning a trip to Cappadocia but not sure where to start? We’ve planned a 4 day 3 night trip for you! Day 1 Arrive at your hotel in Cappadocia. Check-in and rest. Head into the town in the evening for dinner. Check out our …