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Tips About a Vacation Paradise on the Bodrum Peninsula
Asia / Chronological / Europe / Food / Hotels & Resorts

Tips About a Vacation Paradise on the Bodrum Peninsula

Odds are you will be thrilled by this 3,000-year-old holiday haven. It is the perfect family resort or romantic escape. Resting on the edge of the ever-blue Aegean Sea, Bodrum has it all – sun, sand, food, fun. When we told friends that we were flying to southern Turkey to […]

Visit to an Istanbul Synagogue: August 2001
Chronological / Destinations / Europe

Visit to an Istanbul Synagogue: August 2001

In the tempest of the Middle East, one tends to lose sight of the long-standing friendship between Turkey and Israel. It remains – even in the face of some recent friction — a beacon of amity, the modern manifestation of a historic connection begun the summer of 1492 when the […]

Chronological / Destinations / Europe

Instanbul’s Pera Palace Hotel

From the marble-pillared lobby of Istanbul’s legendary Pera Palace Hotel, you might catch a glimpse of a slight figure emerging from the wrought-iron "bird cage" elevator. Could it be the ghost of Agatha Christie? Mata Hari?
Or could that tall, haughty woman who slipped past be Greta Garbo?