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  • Jutting out into the Black Sea on Turkey’s north coast, pretty Sinop is a water-lover’s retreat with its expansive sea views and picturesque harbor, bobbing with boats. It’s a gem along this stretch of coast, its idyllic setting boasting a small-town yet cosmopolitan feel and, beyond that, a whole lot of living history: Walk the crumbling city walls, dating to around 72 BC, for some of the best views in town; poke around the active harbor for a taste of what the city’s trading-port past might’ve been like, millennia ago. But there’s another reason to make the trip up here: the food. Fishmongers abound, and their freshly caught wares spill out onto the streets, beef up restaurant menus, and, if you’re around during the winter hamsi (Black Sea anchovy) season, attract a cultlike following from here to Istanbul. In this quickie snapshot, we focus not only on the local fish but also on more landlubber-friendly culinary traditions, which—pleasingly enough—are characterized by a fondness for regional walnuts and a certain butter-rich decadence. Here’s how to dig in.
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    They say that Istanbul is where the eastern world meets the West, but as I tucked into my first Turkish breakfast at a table set up on a bustling pavement in the city's old quarter, the sc… Read more

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    Independent travel or packaged tour for Turkey?

    We're planning to visit Turkey this December. A packaged tour would be more expensive but it could save us a lot of hassle. Travelling independently would give us more freedom and I believe it's more fun too. We don't have a lot of time though - 10 days for this trip. I've always preferred travelling independently but this time we might be able to cover more attractions if we join a tour. Is it easy to get around in Turkey? Which option is better? Please advise! Thanks.

    Hi I'm Turkish and I can definitely tell you that a packaged tour might be more useful considering the fact that it is quite difficult to get around, especially in the bigger cities like Istanbul and Izmir I guess it depends on when you're going. However there are always many many tourists that travel by themselves. In general the people in the hotels and even the ones on the streets are quite helpful and with a good book It will be quite easy. However like I said if you're up for it and would rather do independent travel then go for it cos there are so many people that do that plus it…

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