Unusual Destinations.

Travel guides to curious locations. 

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Learn how to travel to breakaway territories, discover quirky independent micronations and uncover unusual things to do in popular destinations.

From East Timor and El Salvador, to Georgia and Northern Cyprus, travel off the beaten track with Travel Tramp’s guides to the world’s most curious destinations.

 

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18 Historic Places to Visit in Istanbul

18 Historic Places to Visit in Istanbul

From the ancient walls of Byzantium to the Ottoman designs of Topkapi Palace, here are the the best historic places to visit in Istanbul! 'If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.' Alphonse de Lamartine, 18th century French writer...

14 Best Things to Do in Ankara, Turkey

14 Best Things to Do in Ankara, Turkey

From visiting Atatürk's mausoleum to exploring ancient history at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, here are the best things to do in Ankara. If I had a Turkish Lira for every time I've heard someone - be they travellers, fellow travel writers or tour guides -...

14 Best Things to Do in Kars, Turkey

14 Best Things to Do in Kars, Turkey

From cheese museums and Russian architecture to the ruins of an ancient Armenian kingdom; here are the best things to do in Kars! Ride the Eastern Express across the Anatolian plains, and you'll find yourself in the little-visited city of Kars. This is Turkey's...

14 Things to Do in Erzurum, Turkey

14 Things to Do in Erzurum, Turkey

From Byzantine citadels and Seljuk madrasas to mountain ski slopes and the epic Eastern Express; here are the best things to do in Erzurum, Turkey. The snow was ankle deep on the platform when the Eastern Express pulled into Erzurum. At a lofty altitude of 1890...

11 Ways Travel Can Change Your World

11 Ways Travel Can Change Your World

From expanding your cultural awareness to personal growth and discovery; here are 11 ways travel can change your world! For me, travel has always been more than a temporary escape from the mundane. I've spent a lifetime travelling the world, for work and leisure, and...

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