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    x0x Ancient and modern blend for delightful travel to Turkey Ancient and modern blend for delightful travel to Turkey By MARY BOHLEN, SO Magazine Brent Bohlen
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      Ancient and modern blend for delightful travel to Turkey


      By MARY BOHLEN, SO Magazine


      http://www.TurkRadio.us

      Brent Bohlen
      An ancient road leads to the Celsus Library, one of the most photographed sites in Ephesus, Turkey. Originally a busy seaport, Ephesus' harbor silted in and became the farmland seen in the distance.





      When Judy and Dennis Beetzel of Springfield told friends they were headed to Turkey for vacation, nearly everyone asked why.

      That would be the last place Id go, Judy says was a typical response. That didnt deter the Beetzels, who first went with family members and loved the country so much they returned a second time.

      What the Beetzels and others have discovered is that Turkey offers affordable travel, friendly people, exquisite food, fun shopping, stunning sites and an intriguing blend of ancient and modern.

      That blend is apparent in Istanbul, which traditionally has balanced European and Asian cultures along with geography on the edge of two continents. Centuries-old minarets and modern skyscrapers share the citys atmosphere. A young woman dressed in an ankle-length overcoat and head covering walks with another in shorts and flip-flops. The showcase Ataturk International Airports wide boulevards soon give way to the winding streets of the citys Sultanahmet/Old City neighborhood.

      Sultanahmet offers reasonable accommodations in restored Ottoman mansions. You may be awakened by early morning calls to prayer from the many neighborhood mosques, but the areas character and convenience to many of Istanbuls top sites makes it the place to stay

      Istanbul sites

      Shopping, food and entertainment

      Ephesus

      Read the rest at http://www.sj-r.com/springfieldsown_travel/x1298139306/Ancient-and-modern-blend-for-delightful-travel-to-Turkey

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