Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’

Midnight at the Pera Palace

Midnight at the Pera Palace
Arriving to Istanbul by sea is dramatic and breathtaking—“no other place can claim to be more perfectly situated,” writes Charles King in his new book Midnight at the Pera Palace, but “arriving by land has always been something of an anticlimax.” So much so that when John Dos Passos rolled into the city via train
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Pera, Istanbul

Pera, Istanbul
Kindly contributed by Charles King, author of Midnight at the Pera Palace, a twentieth-century history of the Near East through the prism of one of its greatest cities, Istanbul. King sets the reader in a world of intrigue, jazz, feminism, Trotskyism, violence, sex and espionage, at the center of which stood the wondrous, decaying Pera Palace
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Okavango Named World Heritage Site

Okavango Named World Heritage Site
UNESCO World Heritage Sites: how many have you visited? Selected for their unique cultural or natural heritage, these historic places make some of the best destinations. UNESCO’s guide to their World Heritage Sites, which organizes the sites by order of inscription (Galapagos was the first), is forthcoming in its fifth edition at the end of
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Meander is a River, in Turkey

Meander is a River, in Turkey
Jeremy Seal writes in Meander not just of his adventures from source to sea across Anatolia but also — with flair and insight — of people, places and of the complexities of life in modern Turkey. Rich in historical associations, the Meander, for obvious reasons, presents some challenges to navigation. The Greek geographer Strabo described
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