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Tempting Tuesday: Cultural Exchange, both Near and Far (East) at The Peninsula

October 22, 2013

BEIJING, CHINA — Last December, Chinese and Turkish delegates launched the 2013 Turkish Cultural Year in China, a year-long celebration of “Sino-Turkish ties” to enhance cultural bonds and highlight the historical relationship between both nations. Hundreds of years ago, the Silk Road connected the two countries, resulting in a mutually… (more)
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Friday Finds: Giving Thanks

November 18, 2011

For those of us in the US, it’s just about that time again—time for turkey and celebration! The list of things we’re grateful for is long, but most importantly: we’re thankful to be spending the week in good company and with good food, and also for… Technology that brings us… (more)
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Friday Finds: Holiday Inspiration (Part 2)

November 11, 2011

Last week, we did a roundup of some great ideas for winter getaways, and this week—between our dreams of Madrid and water workouts in L.A.—we’re back with a few more: A trip to Istanbul for (among other things) street-food galore. [A Sense of Place] The 10 best bridge walks around… (more)
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Writing Contest Winner Series: Meze-merized in Istanbul

December 21, 2010

Below find the forth entry in our writing contest winner series. We ran a writing contest last month, and among other prizes, the winners were awarded a short writing series on our blog! – ISTANBUL, TURKEY- Leaning over my friend as the plane tipped its nose in preparation for our… (more)
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Chic amidst the cobblestones in Istanbul

January 21, 2010

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – It seems like any newspaper or magazine article ever written about Turkey talks a lot about its position as the meeting points of East and West. Often times, you will hear about streets where women wearing traditional veils cross paths with girls wearing mini-skirts. This is certainly… (more)