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AskGoMad: Silk Road Solo Travel

Ask Gomad Nomad: Silk Road Solo Travel?

Ask GoMad Nomad: Solo Travel on the Silk Road? This month’s Ask GoMad Nomad column comes from longtime reader Heidi, whose question concerns a region near and dear to several of the writers behind GoMad Nomad: Central Asia and the Silk Road. I recently decided that I want to travel the Silk Road from China …

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Tilework at Rustem Pasha Mosque in Istanbul

Photo of the Week: Rustem Pasha Mosque in Istanbul

Photo of the Week: Rustem Pasha Mosque in Istanbul Just a few minutes’ walk away from the popular Spice Bazaar and the Balik Ekmek vendors of Eminonu, the Rustem Pasha Mosques gets just a handful of visitors that the more famous Sultanahmet Camii (Blue Mosque) sees.  Wander up the right unassuming staircase off a busy market street …

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Top 10 Turkish Foods

Geographically speaking, Turkey lies on the frontier of Asia and Europe. This location has influenced Turkey on many planes – culturally, historically, politically, economically, socially. The food, too, has seen influences of both worlds. Here are some of the Turkish food you should try on your next visit! Yaprak Sarma Yaprak Sarma consist of wrapped …

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Photo of the Week: Beach near Olympos, Turkey

After a vomit-inducing hydrofoil ride from North Cyprus, we docked at Alanya, Turkey—a big city filled with Scandinavian and Russian package tourists. From there we went an hour west to the little town of Side, which was even more densely packed with European package vacationers. From there we moved on to the Lycian coast to …

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