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Common area/dining area at Second Home Hostel in Istanbul, Turkey

It was late when I finally arrived at Second Home Hostel in Istanbul. I’d suffered though an eight-hour ride from Burgas, Bulgaria, on a bus with no toilet and a driver...

Raising the hands to heaven to receive God's beneficence

Five Whirling Dervishes filed slowly into the room, black ankle-length cloaks covering their wide white skirts. Lining up at the side of the room, the men sank to their knees and...

Nuruosmaniye Mosque near the entrance to the Grand Bazaar, shows early Baroque and Rococo influences

Like all visitors to Istanbul, Turkey, I began with the city’s most famous sights. At Sultanahmet Park, I stood aside the central fountain and looked toward the six delicate minarets of the...

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