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Turkey: Essential Istanbul Experiences

March 25, 2016. One last post about Turkey, I promise.  I couldn’t leave the topic without touching on some of the quintessentially Turkish experiences everyone always asks about:  whirling Dervishes, baklava, hookahs, coffee, and other such stereotypical stuff.  Yep, these items may have been branded as “touristy,” but I’m never one to turn up my nose at anything harmless that has become part of a cultural identity.  If it’s fun or delicious, I’ll jump in with both feet.  Which brings me to Subject #1:  dancing Dervishes….

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