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Turkey: Where East Meets West

*This article was originally published in WildJunket Magazine June/July 2012.  Uniquely straddled across Europe and Asia, Turkey encompasses a thousand worlds at one time. From spice-infused bazaars to envogue European enclaves, this multi-facted country promises to bring you across continents at one go.  By  Mike Dunphy / Originally published in WildJunket Magazine ew countries have a location as […]

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World’s Most Unearthly Landscapes

Eerie, dramatic and enigmatic: certain landscapes on Earth can be so unworldly, they’re reminscent of scenes from outer space. Many of these hotspots have been sculpted by the hands of Mother Nature, moulded into intriguing destinations that have captivated the imagination of modern-day travelers. While space travel still seems to …

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Cappadocia, Turkey

As seen from above: Urgup, the gateway to Cappadocia.

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Istanbul, Turkey

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Inside the impressive Blue Mosque in Instanbul, Turkey.

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Photoblog: Seeing Istanbul Through A Kaleidoscope

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// Istanbul is a city of superlatives: blinding lights, traffic noises and flashy sights amplify your senses, while the kaleidoscope of colors and aroma hypnotize you into a trance. Spanning across Europe and Asia, the metropolis is power-packed with distinctive cultures and flavors. Stepping foot on Istanbul for the second stop, I noticed how rapidly […]

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Staying in an Unusual Boutique Cave Hotel

Exterior of Yunak Evleri

// The two words ‘boutique’ and ‘cave’ rarely come together in one sentence, but Yunak Evleri manages to pull it off rather well. With impeccable service, exquisite furnishing and a hint of rustic au naturel ambiance,  Yunak Evleri adds special meaning to one’s travel experience. Blending nature and interior design into one perfect setting, Yunak […]

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Photoblog: Cappadocia Atop a Hot Air Balloon

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// As the hot air balloon slowly gains altitude, I float higher and higher into the red skies. Thousands of magical fairy chimneys poke out into the skyline of Cappadocia where green patches of plantations and red-rose valleys dominate its landscape. It is barely 6am and many other tourists like me have woken before dawn […]

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Cappadocia: Land of Fairy Chimneys and Cave Cities

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// The sun is melting over the red-rose valleys in the distance. Ahead of me, whimsical fairy chimneys and cave churches  poke out sharply into the vermillion skies. The undulating slopes, meandering valleys and bizarre rock formations are all washed in a shade of orange. A land I could imagine hobbits and genies roaming in […]

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