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Turkey-ing Qatar

Qatar has hailed 2015 as Qatar Turkey Year of Culture. Throughout the year, various activities have been laid out to mutually promote understanding and cooperation between the 2 countries. I found out that there will be a Turkish Festival and Bazaar that will be held over the weekend in Museum of Islamic Arts (MIA) Park.… Continue reading Turkey-ing Qatar

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Mama Mary’s House in Ephesus

On Mt. Koressos in the outskirts of Ephesus lies a restored house which is believed to be the last home of the Blessed Mother of Jesus. As expected of me, I included it in my itinerary on my 3-day stay in Ephesus. Like most other sights of religious significance, the place exudes calmness, peace, solitude… Continue reading Mama Mary’s House in Ephesus

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O’er Turkey’s Fairy Chimneys

The unique moon-like natural rock landscape… Houses carved in rocks… Cave churches… Pigeon holes dotting fairy chimneys as if they are windows… How much more perfect backdrop for a hot-air balloon ride can it get?! Upon my arrival in Goreme from Ephesus, I immediately looked for travel agencies offering hot-air balloon rides. I did not know how much a balloon ride will exactly cost, anticipating… Continue reading O’er Turkey’s Fairy Chimneys