Aspendos – Live from the famous Roman amphitheatre

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The Aspendos Theatre is the Best Preserved Roman Theatre From the Ancient World Helen Page is checking out the renowned Roman amphitheatre at Aspendos in Turkey, the best preserved in the world, but the heat is scorching and there’s a lot of very white marble… “So here we are in Aspendos. We’ve driven here this […]

Troy and the Wooden Horse But No Brad Pitt

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Troy is a buzz for archaeologists, for tourists, less so (but you can climb the Wooden Horse) Helen Page is at the ancient site of Troy, contemplating climbing into the Greeks’ Wooden Horse, which looks old but not THAT old… “So here we are… in Troy!… as you can see from this famous Trojan Horse […]

Cappadocia: Live from the Fairy Chimneys of Monks’ Valley

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Cappadocia’s Fairy Chimneys cast a spell on Helen in Monks’ Valley Helen Page is looking over Monks’ Valley in Pasabag, Cappadocia, envying St. Simeon for living amongst the “Fairy Chimneys” “It’s midday and it’s really hot up here now. Well, the good thing is that all the tour groups have gone and so it’s much […]

Cappadocia: Live from Goreme’s Open Air Museum

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Cappadocia’s Cave Chapels and Houses are preserved at Goreme Helen Page is checking out Goreme’s Open Air Museum in Cappadocia, enjoying the cool of the cave houses and the rock art. “This morning we’re at Goreme. This is an open-air museum, and as you can see, it’s famous for its cave houses. So, we’ve just […]

At the Fluted Minaret: live from Antalya

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Antalya’s Old Town and iconic Fluted Minaret are a must-see Helen Page is in Antalya, looking out over the Old Town, Kaleiçi, and Yivli Minare, the famous Fluted Minaret, one of the oldest of Antalya’s Seljuk monuments and an icon of the city. “So here we are in the old town of Antalya. We came […]

Ottoman Village Experience – Live from Cumalikizik

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Cumalikizik’s historic Ottoman houses make the village a Turkish national monument Helen Page greets you from the historic Ottoman village of Cumalikizik, located on the lower slopes of Mount Uludağ, south-east of Bursa. It is one of five villages that have been preserved as national monuments. “Wow water everywhere. This place is just amazing. There’s […]