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Remarkable ruins: The Library of Celsus and the adjacent ruins in Ephesus, Turkey. - PATSY KAM/The Star
The womenfolk of Demircidere, Izmir, came out to greet their guests in colourful traditional garb. (Below) Three generations at a glance (the tour group’s host at Demircidere.
Bonito confit and red lentil puree by Kantin in Istanbul.
By using bitcoin, travelers can book a private jet at any time of day or night, without having to worry about whether the bank is open to transfer the payment. - Photo from AFP

Beyond Turkish delights

Dining with the locals in Demircidere, Turkey

Slow down for Istanbul cuisine

PrivateFly jet charter accepts bitcoin

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Eurostar will soon operate services between London and Amsterdam. - Photo from AFP

Eurostar to open London-Amsterdam service in 2016

14 November 2014

In a couple of years besides flying you can also use the rail to get from London directly to Amsterdam city.

Extras acting in the series of the Game of Thrones leave the bullring on October 22, 2014 as film crews began shooting part of the fifth season of the popular US fantasy television series in the southern Spanish city of Osuna. - Photo from AFP

Game of Thrones in Osuna, Spain

13 November 2014

IF a hit fantasy series sets base in your town, you would hope for a tourism goldmine – so this Spanish town plans to rake it in.

The igloo at Avoriaz will be decorated with ice sculptures. - Photo from AFP

French ski resort to build an igloo this winter

7 November 2014

Resort in the Savoy region of France will introduce an “Eskimo home” during ski season.

Passengers on easyJet can now scan their passports via the airline's app. - Photo from AFP

EasyJet app introduces passport scanning feature

6 November 2014

Scanned passport eliminates the need for filling out forms when checking-in.

Cruise to a world of Venetian romance

5 November 2014

SUPPLEMENT: IF Venice is one of the most romantic cities in the world, then the Carnival of Venice is its veil of mystery that makes the city so alluring.

A view of Athens, Greece. - Photo from AFP

Hilton and Athens are the tops for rich travellers

5 November 2014

Athens and the Hilton brand prove the most popular among affluent travellers.

European travellers are the most willing to sacrifice in-flight movies in exchange for a cheaper ticket, according to a new survey. — Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Expedia report shows Europeans would give up some frills to fly cheaply

1 November 2014

Budget flights deemed highest priority among European flyers, so price trumps both airport location and flight times.

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