Turkish eau de Cologne and the story behind
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We came across this fascinating article by Jenna Scatena from BBC Travel about Turkish eau de Cologne explaining how this product has been used as a hand-sanitising method for centuries and how it becomes relevant today. Read the story here: Turkey's unique hand sanitising method
European cities for foodies
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This blog post is courtesy of Mark's travel journal
The European culinary scene is ever-evolving. Many of the cities on this list might not have been considered major players in the food scene just a few years ago.
Turkish hammam experience is one of a kind
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You have likely heard of the Turkish hammam even if you have not traveled to Turkey. Hammam is a unique public bath and has been a part of Turkish social culture for hundreds of years.
Where to find Europe's best beaches: Spain vs. Portugal
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This blog post is courtesy of Mark's travel journal posted by Sam Schuler
Spain and Portugal are two top vacation destinations in Europe with beautiful sandy beaches, a warm sunny climate and a low cost of living.
To Istanbul with love
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Late summer, 2014. My trip to Istanbul, the hometown I left to come to Montreal in 1995 and did not return after 1999. 15 years is a very long time for a growing city like Istanbul. So much had changed in 15 years. I had a feeling I wouldn’t be able to recognize my hometown but was not expecting to feel like a tourist which is exactly how I felt the first few days. My friends asked me if the change I observed after 15 years was positive or negative. I didn’t know how to answer! In terms of infrastructure,...