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Everything is Connected – The Fortress of Klis

It is a little rare, however, for so many of our experiences to converge on one particular spot as they did at Klis Fortress. Perched above Split on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, Klis is probably best known these days as a setting for the show Game of Thrones. …Aside from being well-traveled by some of history’s leading lights, it seemed like it was designed to integrate the experiences we’ve been having while traveling around eastern Europe.

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How to Spend 48 Hours in Istanbul

Here’s an ultra-condensed list of our most favorite experiences in this fascinating, vibrant, chaotic city that we called home for three months.

Whirling Dervishes. 

Photo credit: Vladimer Shioshvili

The Turkey Bucket List: Part II

Here is what I (Michelle) would like to do in Turkey, now that I’ve finally gotten around to typing up my bucket list.

Istanbul's Süleymaniye Mosque, where we first heard the Islamic call to prayer.

The ever-present call to prayer

One of the most striking things about Istanbul is hearing the Islamic call to prayer sung five times a day, every day. Called the adhan, it’s audible from just about every pocket of the city, thanks to loudspeakers atop each of Istanbul’s thousands of mosques.