Athens Marathon

Top 10 marathons

1. Athens Classic Marathon November 13, 2011 runners will follow in the footsteps of Pheidippides as they track the route of the first Marathon. We capitalize the name because it was from this small coastal town that one man struggled the original 26 miles to Athens — across arid, rocky ground. When he got there …

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Hotel Kepler

Top 10 fashion hotels

1. Paris Hotel Keppler A welcome retreat from the fast-pace of Champs-Elysées shop-hopping nearby, this classic 39-room boutique hotel is great for glamour pusses. Designer Pierre-Yves Rochon blends a sophisticated Hausmannian hideaway with a relaxed home-from-home feel, deftly wielding bold toiles, animal prints, stripes and dark wood details. For high-contrast chic check into one of …

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Top all-inclusive holidays

Turkey – The fastest growing tourist destination from Britain in the last 10 years sees hordes of Brits and other heading through the summer to the Eastern Med. Turkish hoteliers were some for the first to offer the all-inclusive option through the big tour operators such as Thomson and Thomas Cook. And with superb weather, …

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Belgrade historic places

When you continue along Knez Mihailova Street, your path will lead to Kalemegdan Park, which surrounds Belgrade Fortress. The name of this park was given by the Ottomans and is Kalemegdan, or “Castle Square.” In Belgrade, I heard very familiar words similar to Turkish. Castle Square is just one of them. The Istanbul Gate and …

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Delicious Cake

Super delicious cakes

Imagine an afternoon on the balcony, in the garden or lounging at home, as you sit peacefully reading a book or drinking a cup of coffee with sweet music, or perhaps you’re watching the new episode of the series that you have been waiting for. It is some of the best of times for yourself, …

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Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon Feta salad appears as a new classic with its fast and easy-make recipe. Also, according to Google Trends, searches for watermelon and feta cheese salads have spiked every July for more than a decade. To taste it is to know why. The distinct and refreshing combo is something I could eat several times a …

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special pastry called “su böreği,” a layered Ottoman dessert called “baklava,” or stuffed or wrapped leaves known as “sarma” – if you see any of these three dishes on a table or plate, then know that there stand the fruits of a lot of effort. Let’s take a closer look at these dishes, each of …

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Salcha Sauce

Salcha Sauce

September in Türkiye is salça (Salcha) time! This is the time of year when the tomatoes and red peppers are in season, and households across the country stock their pantries with homemade pastes and other savory sauces using these ingredients as a base. While these sauces can be consumed on their own, you will find …

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