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A Train Ride Across Anatolia

If you visit Turkey just for Istanbul, you’re missing out on the ancient rugged gems tucked away in the country’s eastern corners.
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A Tour of Istanbul

Straddled by two continents, stamped by East and West, shaped by conquering tribes and centuries of trade, Istanbul’s eclectic majesty stands alone.
Ataturk Airport Attack

When Home is the Dangerous Place

“Dario, blasts and gunfire at Istanbul airport!” My father’s words, shouted all of a sudden, hit my ears like a bolt from the blue.  I’m vacationing at my parents’ place in Italy when the terrible news fro...
Paragliding Turkey Fethiye Oludeniz

Paragliding Turkey Fethiye Oludeniz

When the chaos of Istanbul becomes unbearable, if I have the chance I allow myself a weekend escape in warmer, quieter parts of Turkey. In May 2014, along with my girlfriend, Angeliki, I visited Fethiye, a p...
Panorama of Istanbul

In Istanbul, Loneliness Does Not Belong

I like to think of my existence as a feather driven by wind, floating here and there—it’s no accident that my favourite movie is Forrest Gump. Lightness is the secret. When we are light enough, the wind of d...