Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’

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Strolling Through Istanbul: The Classic Guide To The City – Book Review

Turkey, and especially Istanbul, are favorite travel destinations for many people. Because of this, I was more than willing to review this revised travel guide. Sadly, I was not up to the task. It took months to get through the first 100 pages, and having not been to the country/city (nor planning to visit anytime soon), I was bogged down by the intricate details it contained. Giving up all hope finishing the guide, I offered it to my sister-in-law as she and her husband have been to Istanbul and found it truly an amazing place.

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A Totally Impractical Guide to Living in Shanghai

Mary Anne Oxendale has lived as an ex-pat for most of her adult life. She’s gone from backpacker to EFL teacher and has been blogging for quite a long time. Not only are her sites (yes, more than one) filled with wisdom and wit -emphasis on wisdom and wit – she still finds time to… [...]


Zishaan Hayath is a talented photographer from India whose blog is a collection of travel journals about trips throughout India and further afield.


Dave is wandering the earth in search of home: a place he can call his own. So far, that search has seen him travel overland from Portugal to China.

Getting Paid to Travel: Interview with Scott McNeely

For many keen travellers, the prospect of paid travel writing has an almost magnetic appeal. What could be better than exploring the far reaches of the world while pulling in a paycheck?

Scott McNeely has written and edited guidebooks for Lonely Planet and Fodor's, and now works for Viator. In short, he has done the "paid to travel" thing.

TravelBlogs caught up with him to talk about how he made it as a travel writer. And for those of you who dream of one day being a writer yourself, Scott shares what it's like to be a travel writer.

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