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FEATURE: ISTANBUL: VISITING MOSQUES IN THIS ISLAMIC CITY ON TWO CONTINENTS
Ninety-eight percent of the population of Turkey is Muslim, so it is not surprising that there are thousands of beautiful mosques in Istanbul. Some are among the biggest and best in the world, and some are tiny with awesome settings on the Bosphorus. Four, in particular, stand out to me. All are on the European side of Istanbul. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque, is the most famous and is known for the color of the tiles that decorate much of the interior.
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GREECE

If you are visiting Athens, Greece and want a change from the bustling areas of Plaka and Monastiraki or browsing archaeological sites, hop a trolley or bus and head out to the stunning new Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center.
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BOLIVIA

Peruvians, dressed in parkas, hammered on the driver’s enclosed compartment, yelling “Frio, frio!” The only heater on the bus appeared to be under my seat.
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CROATIA

The motto of Rijeka’s Great Carnival “Die, but never give up” expresses the very soul of the carnival. As someone once said, despite the long history and satirical spirit of the carnival, it doesn’t show any slowing down.
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MEXICO

Riviera Maya is a fanciful 20th century tourist slogan given to a rather scenic stretch of Caribbean coastline on Mexico’s northeastern Yucatán Peninsula. Famous for its beautiful sun-drenched beaches and all-inclusive resorts and hotels...
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QUEBEC

Fantastico. It was déjà vu all over again and in my mind the voice of Rod Serling said “Your next stop, the Twilight Zone”. How would you feel if one day you were in the 17th century in the 21st century?
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CHINA

As rain splatters loudly on the foggy plexiglass windows, our tour boat putters loudly across the water. I stretch up from my low seat at the back of the boat to peer at the watery world outside.
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CROATIA

Two big names in the travel industry met in Paris in the autumn of 2018. The exhibition titled “Croatia-full of colours” was hosted by Carrousel du Louvre underground shopping centre at the Louvre in Paris. Organizers expected that a few million people would see it.
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FRANCE

My eyes search in vain for a sliver of light. The blackness is absolute and our shallow breathing the only sound. When the guide finally spotlights the frieze of beasts above our heads.
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USA

In the Bible Belt, known for conservative society and politics, prepare to be stunned, if not amazed at what Nashville, Tennessee serves up by way of a temple to a pagan goddess.
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CANADA

“What better way to celebrate spring than at an idyllic spa resort? A year ago I was fortunate to win a door prize at the BC Travel Writer’s Assoc. annual symposium.
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TRAVEL THRU HISTORY is a unique travel 'zine dedicated to exploring historical and cultural experiences. If you have toured the wonders of Egypt, trekked through Berber villages in the High Atlas mountains of Morocco, explored the ancient ruins of Greece or the Mayan pyramids in Mexico, and immersed yourself in another culture, we'd like to hear from you. This is a site for writers to share their travel experiences in a creative, literary way through travel articles, essays, journals and creative non-fiction memoirs.
We publish stories featuring the historical, archaeological, and cultural aspects of a destination. We also accept stories about literary journeys, visits to the haunts of famous writers and artists, unique museums and art galleries. Explore the exciting and diverse world of other cultures, and take us on exotic adventures.
Readers will be taken on fresh, often overlooked experiences and adventures that will provide a valuable insights into the past as well as the lifestyles of other cultures.
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This site was last updated on
March 18, 2019.