Though not generally well-known in North America, Turkish cooking is one of the world’s great cuisines. We’ve long relished its repertoire of rich, savory and surprisingly varied dishes, so we decided to sign up for a class at the Istanbul Culinary Institute. This occupies a striking contemporary townhouse in the city’s Beyoğlu neighborhood, close [...]
Bodrum is the primary resort town and yachting center on the Aegean coast of Turkey and lies a 75-minute flight south of Istanbul. In December 2011, Amanruya opened on the northern coast of the Bodrum Peninsula, 10 minutes’ drive from the center of town. Sited on a hillside amid an ancient olive grove, the property is [...]
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Viewed from above in a hot air balloon, Turkey’s Cappadocia region looks more like the rugged American Southwest than a wine country. It resembles Bryce Canyon combined with the Grand Canyon, but honeycombed with mysterious, unearthly troglodyte cities. Nowadays, people visit this dramatically beautiful, thoroughly unique and tangibly ancient landscape for its seemingly alien [...]
Kea, Greece. Wadi Rum, Jordan. Playa Grande, Dominican Republic. Le Phare de Gombe Beach, Gabon. Penang, Malaysia. These are all possible sites of future Amanresorts properties. Last week one was made official: Bodrum, Turkey. Amanruya, on Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula, will be the 28th property from Adrian Zecha’s hotel group. Opening this August, the resort [...]
Like most people, I’m constantly behind on my subscription magazines, so I often fill the side pocket of my computer bag with a few titles before heading for the airport. However, this doesn’t prevent me from being curious about the magazines I find when I check into a new hotel room. They are usually quickly [...]
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