Persian Rugs: A Stylish Souvenir

I purchased my first Persian rug in Turkey when I was in my early twenties. It was a prayer rug with deep burgundy, green and blue colors, and I immediately fell in love with it. It’s always had a place of prominence in my various homes throughout the years. The love affair has continued, and since then I’ve accumulated quite the collection of Persian rugs, some vintage, some new. Along the way, I’ve learned a few things about different styles of Persian rugs and their history. Here is a brief overview of three popular types of Persian rugs that make great souvenirs to be cherished for years to come.

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Four of This Summer's Best European Music Festivals

Here comes summer (and not soon enough!). For the young and the youthful among European music fans that means it's time to party. Heading to Europe this summer and hoping to add an extra dose of fun to your vacation? Check out this four unique music festivals. All four are great value for money too!

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Where Saint Nicholas Left His Boots: Visiting Santa Claus in Bari, Italy

On December 6th across the world, many celebrate the man that children believe to be behind all that Christmas cheer later in the month, Saint Nicholas. Some put their shoes out in hopes of receiving a sweet treat from Saint Nicholas on his other big day of the year. The traditions for celebrating the saint vary country by country, but perhaps no other spot on Earth gets into the spirit of the saint’s feast day more than Bari.

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Turkish Delights: Five Tasty Treats to Try in Turkey

Turkey is a fascinating country that is saturated with history and culture. There is just so much to see and take in that one can’t help but get hungry along the way. Luckily, Turkish cuisine has much to offer. Here are five of my favorite items:

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Why the Whirling Dervishes Whirl

One of the top attractions in Turkey, behind visiting the Aya Sofia and perhaps Cappadocia, is viewing a good show of the whirling dervishes.

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