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Travel To Turkey Is Safe

  Recent public demonstrations in Turkey have raised concerns about the safety of travel to Turkey. We have been in very close contact with our colleagues throughout Turkey, who along with other professional, liberal-minded, intellectual, old and young modern secular Turks, have participated in a popular uprising calling for protection of personal freedom and democracy. In addition, a Wildland group has just returned home who were in Istanbul when the demonstrations began, and another group has just arrived there this week. We report on their safety and amazing experiences below. Recent photo taken in Istanbul by Wildland traveler John J. Lopinot. Events unfolded last week when a small group of protesters gathered in Taksim Square to protest cutting of trees to build a replica Ottoman-era military barracks and shopping mall. The protests devolved into mass demonstrations against the prime minister Erdogan, the most powerful, popular and polarizing leader Turkey has seen...
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Guest — Alan Doyle
Now that sounds good. Lately I have been reading about the experiences of people about their tours to Turkey which were not safe s... Read More
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 17:05
Aaron clark
Well the travel is for Adventure and Adventure makes the things more Interesting When i visited to Turkey I Book a Car and enjoy... Read More
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 07:12
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We are having a FABULOUS time in Turkey

We are having a FABULOUS time in Turkey
We love getting updates from our guests while they are traveling, recently we received this from a guest on one of our trips to Turkey. "Just a quick note to let you know that we are having a FABULOUS time. Deniz is the best and shares our love of getting lost. We feel like we are traveling with a good friend and not a guide! This is truly turning into the adventure of a lifetime. We love, love, love the flexibility of the schedule. You did a fabulous job of planning this portion and Wildland knows the best in country operators. More when we get back!" Cheers!!! Susan LopinotGuest on Wildland Adventures Turquoise Coast Odyssey
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5 ½ Foods to try in Turkey

Turkey is a fresh-food lover’s paradise. Once you see the markets brimming with fresh cucumbers, eggplants, melons and hand-made cheeses, you will not be surprised when you taste the depth of flavor in the local dishes. Some of the most delicious meals are shared with family or friends from a large platter where you dip your torn pieces of Italian-style bread into the tomato-based sauces. For today, I give you 5.5 Turkish dishes to try on your adventures in Turkey. 1. Su boregi: Many of you may have tried one type of borek, baked pastries made of layers of phyllo dough filled with cheese, herbs, and vegetables. I recommend trying my favorite, su boregi (or water pastry). It is akin to a simple lasagna with layers of boiled dough and a mixture of feta cheese, parsley and oil. The borek is brushed with butter and baked in a brick or stone...
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Turkey Travel and Security

We want to set one thing straight: This is a great time to travel to Turkey! With the preponderance of recent news about civil war in neighboring Syria, a suicide bomb among diplomatic quarters of the capital city of Ankara, and a single American woman traveler who was found dead in Istanbul, it is understandable that travelers and their families would be curious about the safety of a trip to Turkey. You may wonder if these events would have an impact on your tour to Turkey and how welcoming the country is to Americans in general. We can assure you that travel to Turkey is very safe. For one, the eastern frontier with Syria and various cross-border activities including occasional skirmishes and refugee flows is far removed and goes on completely unnoticed from the sites and towns we visit on our trips. The recent discovery in Istanbul of Sarai Sierra, an...
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Wild Love: A True Story

Wild Love: A True Story
"They say that in order for a marriage to last a long time you have to fall in love over and over again." That's exactly what we did on our last trip with Wildland Adventures when we planned to travel to Peru. As you can see, my husband John is a professional photographer. As a result, I can never, ever get a hug on vacation without some serious rib bruising! HA! So if I want a hug, I just hug his back. Keeping humor in a marriage helps too! Despite seeing numerous pictures of Machu Picchu, we were blown away.  Stunning.  We were very happy that we added an extra day to be together in the Sacred Valley – amazing.  When we were on the Peru Amazon adventure we were all on a constant lookout for jaguar. Fiorella , our guide, and I were sitting in the back of the canoe one morning on...
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