Monthly Archives: February 2014

The one picture to rule them all

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Preparation

I have been very impressed and happy with the Duke in Istanbul program so far. There are a number of reason for this but here I will lay out two. Firstly the program staff are extremely friendly. In your first … Continue reading

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Balloons in Kapadokya (Cappadocia)

One of my favourite events of the excursion was a hot air balloon flight in Kapadokya – one of the best places for hot air ballooning in the world. This is a place rich in natural beauty as you will … Continue reading

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Thoughts from Kuşadası

One of the reasons I got interested in Turkey was because I found it somewhat similar to my home country, Colombia. Nevertheless I was surprised when on several occasions people started talking to me in Turkish on the street. I … Continue reading

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Ephesus

 Today our group went to Ephesus, the most visited sight in Turkey. In spite of a short downpour, our group managed to appreciate the incredible relics of this enormous ancient metropolis. Here are a few pictures from the day:

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Diplomacy at 30,000 Feet

For our Duke in Istanbul group, the excitement surrounding our first excursion began before our plane had even left the ground. A few minutes after our group had taken our seats and stowed our belongings on the plane from Istanbul … Continue reading

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Studying abroad…sort of…

By Ezgi Üstündağ Duke in Istanbul 2014 started a little over a week ago, but I think it’s safe to say our group has already learned a lot about Turkey and, at the same time, realized we have a lot … Continue reading

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