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Gypsy girl in the Zeugma Mosaic museum, Gaziantep

Gypsy girl in the Zeugma Mosaic museum, Gaziantep

Besides amazing historical bazaars and inns Gaziantep Zeugma mosaic museum is said to be the biggest in the world, containing 1700m2 of mosaics....
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Sighnaghi  - the golden grape of Kacheti, wine region of Georgia

Sighnaghi – the golden grape of Kacheti, wine...

Wine is constant proof that God loves us & loves to see us happy. Benjamin Franklin There was no question where we should go to drink wine...
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Iran: Women only

Iran: Women only

There are many myths & lies about Iran you can come across in the Western media. One of them is the harsh suppression of women. Segregation of...
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Iranian currency, hyperinflation & how to exchange Iranian Rials

Iranian currency, hyperinflation & how to exchange Iranian Rials

Currency exchange is an actual question in Iran as you cannot withdraw money from your Visa or Amex. Although ATMs exists in Iran, they serve only...
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Is East of Turkey safe to Travel?

Is East of Turkey safe to Travel?

– Is it safe to travel through the Eastern Turkey? While travelling in Turkey you very often will see reports about terrorists attacks in the...
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Anti-American/Anti-Israel protests in Rasht, Iran

Anti-American/Anti-Israel protests in Rasht, Iran

 Down with Israel! Down with USA! Today after breakfast we heard noise coming from the main street. Our hotel is very close to the main square on...
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Tabriz to hot spring village of Sarein

Tabriz to hot spring village of Sarein

Second day in Tabriz we spent in search for accommodation  It was not easy…Some places were dirt cheap and filthy looking, the other ones...
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Filtered Internet in Iran, no access to Facebook

As you may know the Internet access in Iran is very limited and filtered. Locals say that over 80% of web-site are inaccessible. They include Yotube,...
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Welcome to Iran

Welcome to Iran

Welcome to the Cradle of Civilizations! After a pretty dramatic (simply because a guy who gave us a lift to the border asked about cocaine in Ukraine...
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Van castle - one of the oldest structures of the world

Van castle – one of the oldest structures of...

Not often one gets to see structures which were built more than 2000 years ago. When we arrived to Van people told us we should see the Van castle...
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Ancient inscriptions from 5 century BC in Van castle

Ancient inscriptions from 5 century BC in Van castle

Some places house very unexpected discoveries. The castle of Van being one of the oldest structures in the world seems to be underrated & its...
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Turkish desserts (Turkish food part 2)

Turkish desserts (Turkish food part 2)

The fact that I love sweets, I believe is no longer a secret to anybody. If this is something new for you, will confirm again : I LOVE sweets. They...
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To Iran or not to Iran...

To Iran or not to Iran…

This is the question… I have been debating for last couple of weeks if I should follow my beloved one, and go travelling to Iran. It has been a...
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Crossing Euphrates into Mesopotamia

Crossing Euphrates into Mesopotamia

I had never thought before that I will ever go to Mesopotamia. This ancient name takes me back to school history books. Tigris and Euphrates, the...
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Breakfast in Turkey (Turkish food part 1)

Breakfast in Turkey (Turkish food part 1)

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. And every evening I go to bed with the thought of the next morning’s breakfast…I know I...
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TPR Photo Quiz – 24 September

TPR Photo Quiz – 24 September

Please tell us what is the name of this image and where it was found (not where it exhibited) and you will get a postcard with this image. Travel...
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Georgia: Transport - How to

Georgia: Transport – How to

The main means of transport in Georgia so far is so called marshrutka, a minibus. They are usually old and shattered. Drivers are grim and swearing....
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Borjomi: Mineral water & The Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park

Borjomi: Mineral water & The Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park

Borjomi is a small resort town in south-central Georgia very often overlooked by visitors to Georgia. Alternatively people spend only one night...
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 How swastika from ancient Georgia taught me something about Ukraine

How swastika from ancient Georgia taught me something about...

Swastika is an equilateral cross with four arms bent at right angles. This sigh is usually associated with World War 2 and the Nazi regime in...
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Amazing golden jewelry from Colchis kingdom, Tbilisi, Georgia

Amazing golden jewelry from Colchis kingdom, Tbilisi, Georgia

On a rainy day in Tbilisi, we decided to visit the National Museum. Usually I kind of get bored in museums, however this one has caught my attention,...
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