A hectic 24 hours in Istanbul

 From Europe to Asia and back, Greg Dickinson finds a full 24 hours worth of things to do in Istanbul. 8AM: CRUISING BETWEEN TWO CONTINENTS It is 8am and I’m lurking

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The best aerial views in the world

View Sydney from the Harbour Bridge, Australia The ‘coat hanger’, as it’s affectionately dubbed by locals, was the longest single span bridge in the world at the time of its

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The film that will inspire your next trip to Turkey

The allure of Istanbul is hard to beat. This thrilling city bridges two continents with a history spanning more than 2000 years. And with Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport hitting an all-time

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Formidable fortresses – 20 imposing castles

From India to England, epic castles and forts have been built to withstand wars across the world. Here’s a look at some of the most impressive. 1. Rumeli, Turkey Once

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20 great lost cities

Some of the world’s greatest cities are no more. Once thriving, hundreds of cities across the world now lie in ruins – ravaged either by war or simply natural progression.

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Subterranean wonders

Waitomo Caves, New Zealand Waitomo sits on a veritable Swiss cheese of limestone, with deep sinkholes and beautifully sculpted tunnels all lit up by ghostly constellations of glow worms. As

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Tear gas in Taksim Square – Turkey in turmoil?

Tim Chester recounts his experiences travelling through Turkey a month ago – including a brief encounter with tear gas – and explains how the current situation doesn’t reflect the country

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Turkey in twelve meals

Updating a guidebook is fascinating, exhausting, repetitive and exhilarating work. Nothing spurs you under the skin of a place more than 40 pages of listings that need checking in detail

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20 Facts about Turkey you never knew

You probably didn’t know Turkey’s real name, you might have been confused about which city is the capital, and you probably thought tulips came from the Netherlands. It turns out,

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Music, dance and drama in ancient Aspendos, Turkey

It’s a hot summer’s evening; overhead is a soft, purple-black and star-strewn sky. The incessant chirrup of cicadas mingles with the murmur of thousands of voices – Turkish, German, English,

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