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Short-term Travel Bargain Opportunity in Turkey

With the bottom falling out of the Turkish currency market, is it time to jump on an opportunity and travel there? I once lived in Turkey as a young English teacher, at a time when hardly any Americans seemed to visit
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Travel Stories from Cyprus, Transylvania, Nepal, and Mexico City

Since we went from three travel stories to four each month in Perceptive Travel, it’s harder for me to write some catchy “rule of three” title. Be assured, however, that you’ll still find something strange, something new, and something interesting each
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Getting a Cheap Haircut in a Foreign Country

“I make it a policy to not get my hair cut until I can do it for a dollar or less.” That’s what one American traveler told me in 1993 when I was early along in my first backpacking trip around
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A Tasty Walk on the Asian Side of Istanbul

I shouldn’t have still been hungry at this point, but when the Turkish kebab plate with spicy bulgur wheat and oven-roasted bread landed in front of me, with a fresh-baked lama├žun, on the side, I had to dive in like a
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Travel Prices in Istanbul (on a Strong U.S. Dollar)

Back in the spring of 2013 I wrote this post on prices in Turkey for travelers and noted that the booming economic times seemed to be leading to higher and higher prices. Overall it felt to me like only a slightly