Turkey

Just scanning Istanbul’s minaret-studded skyline on the busy Bosphorus that divides Europe from Asia evokes images of genies and wizards and magical flying carpets. It’s Constantinople,  the coveted city that inspired Crusades and tales of Arabian Nights. There’s the legendary Topkapi palace with its jewel-encrusted treasures and …

If you want to know the best place to sit in the ancient theater in Ephesus, follow a cat. The many felines who roam the ruins of the Odeon after the tourist throngs have left know the best viewing points for the ancient stage where …

On a typical day, over 20,000 people visit the ruins of Ephesus, and the majority of them come from cruises ships that dock in Kusadasi. The city is definitely not to be missed if you haven’t been there before, because its vast scale and beautifully preserved …