Monthly Archives: August 2015

Is this the best panoramic view and Star Wars movie place? You be the judge.

On a leisurely drive through the Ilhara Valley in Turkey’s Cappadocia region, just past the village of Selime we happened upon this sign. Intrigued, we wandered over to the nearby rock perch and were greeted to this sight.    It … Continue reading

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Sky Luxe Hotel, Astana

We were in Astana for a full week for a conference/vacation. We knew nothing about the city and chose Sky Luxe based on its location. The hotel is a bit pricey but it is on par with others in the … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Montreal, Québec

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Top Ten: Astana’s Awesome Architecture

All municipalities have some sort of urban planning in place, but many cities reveal a hodgepodge of the old and new, remnants of earlier days mixed with deliberate planned contemporary structures. Rarely do you see a city that is as meticulously … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cities

Sometimes a trip practically plans itself. We are very fresh from a trip to both Kazakhstan and Turkey; the former because of a conference in Astana, and the latter because our flights routed through Istanbul so we figured we’d stop over … Continue reading

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