Thanksgiving Dinner in Miami

Thanksgiving Dinner in Miami
... options available below. Atrio Restaurant & Wine Room, Level 25 at the Conrad Miami, 1395 Brickell Avenue is offering 2 options. The first is a turkey to-go for $250. This feeds 6 people, must be ordered 5 days in advance, and includes the turkey with all the fixings. The second option is to come into the restuarant for a 3-course $37 Thanksgiving Day menu between noon and 8:00 pm. Start your meal off right with a tasty starter (New England Clam Chowder, Dried Cranberries, Fig & Brussel...
November 15th, 2009 | klynch | Read More | Comments: 0
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A.F.R.s: Turkish Archaeology 101

A.F.R.s: Turkish Archaeology 101
Actually, I have no intention of even trying to sum up turkey’s long and bewildering history—I’ll leave that to a long plane or bus ride and a good guidebook. However, as pictures are worth a thousand words, I’ll give you a visual smattering of the kinds of sites you’re likely to see in the country. turkey is literally strewn with ruins going back millennia. So spoiled are they for history in turkey that artefacts other countries would put in a museum might end up being used for a new building,...
March 4th, 2009 | Brendan | Read More | Comments: 0
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Whirling Dervish Central: Konya, Turkey

... his world-famous ecstatic poetry. Founder of the Sufi order famous as the “whirling dervishes,” Rumi (known as Mevlana, “our master” in turkey) was born in modern-day Afghanistan, later moving with his father, himself a religious mystic, to Konya, in present-day turkey. Rumi’s spiritual awakening was triggered by a wandering mystic, Shams of Tabriz, about whom much of his writings is centred. Without getting into the long and fascinating story of Rumi’s life, suffice it to say that his...
February 16th, 2009 | Brendan | Read More | Comments: 0
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Scrubbed, Pummeled and Sweaty: the Hammam Turkish Bath Experience

Scrubbed, Pummeled and Sweaty: the Hammam Turkish Bath Experience
A mandatory Turkish experience in turkey is to partake in one of the oldest rituals in turkey, the Turkish bath. Found all over the Middle East, the Hammam experience isn’t exactly your gentle spa experience. First of all, your aesthetician most often resembles a hairy heavyweight wrestler. But I’m getting ahead of myself here. Most high-end hotels in turkey tend to have their own toned-down version, but to experience the real thing, you need to swallow your uneasiness (and modesty) and head...
February 10th, 2009 | Brendan | Read More | Comments: 1
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Kaş: Turkey’s Mediterranean Playground

... as playgrounds of the tanned über-hip Euro-riche, but somewhat less-well known (to North Americans at least) are the sun-baked shores of turkey’s Mediterranean coast. Equally as hip and just as starkly beautiful as their Greek cousins, towns like Antalya and Bodrum attract masses of sun worshipping revelers, where they tan in uncomfortable speedos and lounge at cushion-strewn bars to Turkish electro-chillout soundtracks. One of our favourites was Kaş (pronounced “cash”) a quintessential...
February 5th, 2009 | Brendan | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: beach, City Review, drinking, eating, Kas, turkey

Natural Turkish Air Conditioning

In the heat of the summer, turkey can reach unbearable temperatures. And since the scorching weather isn’t anything new, Middle Eastern architects have been using ingenious ways to stay cool for centuries. From tall walls and small windows to maximize shade, to wind towers that suck hot air out with the desert wind and qanat (underground aqueducts) to cool air from below, I’ve encountered many different approaches to “natural air-con.” The most ubiquitous though, has to be the use of water...
January 30th, 2009 | Brendan | Read More | Comments: 0
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The Chimaera: the video

... nature, turkey ...
January 26th, 2009 | Brendan | Read More | Comments: 0
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The Chimaera

One of the strangest natural phenomena I’ve ever seen is turkey’s bizarre Chimaera, a hillside pockmarked with flames coming out of the ground. Seriously. No, this is not some volcanic phenomenon we’re talking about, but a clean flame, as if there were some huge barbecue running under the hill. It’s not just one or two, either, but dozens of them, all over the hill, snaking out to crevices in the rocks. Seriously weird. Gas leaks out of the earth here and somehow ignites spontaneously—if...
January 24th, 2009 | Brendan | Read More | Comments: 0
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Cappadocia Ballooning

Cappadocia Ballooning
... you bring extra batteries and memory cards—between the two of us we shot over 400 photos in one morning! Kapadokya Balloons Goreme Town, Nevsehir, turkey Telephone: +90 (0) 384. 271 2442 Lat/Long:38.6489, 34.8357 Tags: adventure, ballooning, Cappadocia, turkey ...
January 19th, 2009 | Brendan | Read More | Comments: 0
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Cappadocia: the world’s most famous troglodytes

... but many have been converted to restaurants and hotels, where anyone can get a taste of life underground. Tags: Cappadocia, culture, nature, turkey ...
January 14th, 2009 | Brendan | Read More | Comments: 0
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Great Salt Flats of the world: Tuz Gölü

Massive Lake Tuz, the largest salt lake in turkey, is one of those eerie places where you wonder if you’re still on earth. For much of the year the “lake” (technically an endorheic basin ) is actually a flat, arid, blinding white plain of salt; water flows in, but since there is no river draining them, the only way water is lost is through evaporation or seepage. Walking out into one of these salt lakes is a bizarre experience—even up close they look like they should be covered with snow...
January 9th, 2009 | Brendan | Read More | Comments: 0
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Destination: Turkey

Yes, that’s right we have bid Latin America adieu and managed to speed halfway around the world to the dividing point between Asia and Europe: turkey. At once familiar and exotic, for many westerners turkey seems contradictory (for Melanie, whose exposure to Islam was of a more conservative variety, the liberal attitudes were constantly a surprise)—it is at once west and East…and happily coexisting. Most of the time. Meeting place of the Eastern and Western worlds, turkey has always been a...
January 4th, 2009 | Brendan | Read More | Comments: 0
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