Crusader trail in Adana and Hatay

Setting off for the city of Antioch and eventually hoping for Jerusalem, crusaders left traces in Adana and Hatay provinces in southern Turkey About a thousand years ago, give or take, some wealthy landowners in central and western Europe got the idea into their heads they should travel across the entire continent to retake the … Continue reading Crusader trail in Adana and Hatay

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Amasya: Two-day guide to the historic Black Sea city

There is no way to describe and do justice to the natural beauty of the Black Sea, but if you are looking for a place that blends the best of Mother Nature and the history of former civilizations, Amasya seems like a tailor-made destination As usual, you have found yourself utterly bored and craving an … Continue reading Amasya: Two-day guide to the historic Black Sea city

Hasankeyf: A dreamland of southern Turkey

Hasankeyf is a 10,000-year-old settlement on the Tigris River in southeast Turkey. Once a crucial stop for the Silk Road, today it is full of remnants from every conceivable period of human civilization, including the earliest days of the Neolithic revolution right up until the Roman, Mongol and Ottoman empires. It is a gorgeous combination … Continue reading Hasankeyf: A dreamland of southern Turkey

The world’s most exciting city? A compelling debate

In partnership with The Platinum Card® from American Express® You may recall that I was planning to attend an event hosted by 1843 Magazine and The Platinum Card from American Express recently – a debate in which five different cities, proposed by five different panellists, were put forward as contenders for the title of the … Continue reading The world’s most exciting city? A compelling debate