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Loti Cafe in Eyüp/Istanbul/Turkey

For Pierre Loti fans who have read the previous post, it might be of interest to know about the Loti Cafe on the hill of Eyüp overlooking the Golden Horn in istanbul. being one of his admirers  and fascinated readers, … Continue reading

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Toy Museum Göztepe/Istanbul/Turkey

It seems that poets and novelists have a penchant for founding their own museums. Think about Turkish Nobel prize laureate Orhan Pamuk and his’ Museum of Innocence’ now open in Istanbul’s Cukurcuma district. The museum is closely related to his … Continue reading

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The Orient Express Museum/Istanbul

I’m sure just about anybody knows about the Orient Express, the super luxury train which once used to run from Paris to Istanbul. Made famous by Agatha Christie’s murder mystery ‘Murder on the Orient Express’, there wasn’t a politician, businessman, … Continue reading

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Magic Ice – Istanbul/Turkey

I was intrigued when I first heard about one of Istanbul’s latest attractions: an ice museum because that’s one of the last things you would associate with a city in a generally hot country. In fact, the ice museum which … Continue reading

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