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The Albanian Alps Are Spectacular—But Maybe Not For Long (The Daily Beast)   It’s one of the last wild mountain ranges in Europe, its isolation creating the feeling that this is a place removed from time. But that may all soon disappear.

The Albanian Alps Are Spectacular—But Maybe Not For Long (The Daily Beast)

It’s one of the last wild mountain ranges in Europe, its isolation creating the feeling that this is a place removed from time. But that may all soon disappear.

Tourism Pushed Women Out of Zanzibar's Public Space, But Now They're Taking Them Back (The Guardian)   Women-only spaces on the 99% Muslim island have been usurped by economic growth. The Reclaim Women’s Space project is trying to change that.

Tourism Pushed Women Out of Zanzibar's Public Space, But Now They're Taking Them Back (The Guardian)

Women-only spaces on the 99% Muslim island have been usurped by economic growth. The Reclaim Women’s Space project is trying to change that.

In Ukraine, One Brewery Puts Putin, Politics on its Beer Labels (OCTOBER)   “Because we are Ukrainian citizens, we have our own political views... This is our view and this is our beer and this is our label, so we do what we want.”

In Ukraine, One Brewery Puts Putin, Politics on its Beer Labels (OCTOBER)

“Because we are Ukrainian citizens, we have our own political views... This is our view and this is our beer and this is our label, so we do what we want.”

Djerba: Tunisia's most harmonious multicultural island (The Independent )  Muslims and Jews celebrate the holiday of Lag B’Omer side by side on the Tunisian island that prizes peaceful coexistence above all else.

Djerba: Tunisia's most harmonious multicultural island (The Independent)

Muslims and Jews celebrate the holiday of Lag B’Omer side by side on the Tunisian island that prizes peaceful coexistence above all else.

Good Vibrations: Istanbul's New Bohemia (Cornucopia Magazine, Issue 56, cover story)   An exciting new spirit of creativity is flourishing in Yeldeğirmeni. But will this vibrant neighbourhood of Kadıköy be able to maintain its delicate balance of old and new?

Good Vibrations: Istanbul's New Bohemia (Cornucopia Magazine, Issue 56, cover story)

An exciting new spirit of creativity is flourishing in Yeldeğirmeni. But will this vibrant neighbourhood of Kadıköy be able to maintain its delicate balance of old and new?

The All-Female Band Facing Down Islamic Conservatism in Zanzibar (The Daily Beast)   Mariam Hamdani is the leader of Zanzibar’s only all-female band, a subtle and empowering project that defies the extremism growing among sheikhs on the island.

The All-Female Band Facing Down Islamic Conservatism in Zanzibar (The Daily Beast)

Mariam Hamdani is the leader of Zanzibar’s only all-female band, a subtle and empowering project that defies the extremism growing among sheikhs on the island.

Turkey's Forgotten Georgian Kingdom (BBC Travel)   Ongoing governmental disputes have left the fate of these medieval architectural wonders in limbo.

Turkey's Forgotten Georgian Kingdom (BBC Travel)

Ongoing governmental disputes have left the fate of these medieval architectural wonders in limbo.

Grassroots efforts in Tunisia to advance women’s rights (PRI's The World)   “We want our future policies [to be] informed by the diversity of women and not just represent one vision of women... We need to advocate for ourselves.”

Grassroots efforts in Tunisia to advance women’s rights (PRI's The World)

“We want our future policies [to be] informed by the diversity of women and not just represent one vision of women... We need to advocate for ourselves.”

Everything To Know About Istanbul (National Geographic)   Here's how to plan the best possible trip to this Turkish metropolis.

Everything To Know About Istanbul (National Geographic)

Here's how to plan the best possible trip to this Turkish metropolis.

Discover the Best of Istanbul (National Geographic)   Journey through Istanbul's culture and history with these top 10 tips.

Discover the Best of Istanbul (National Geographic)

Journey through Istanbul's culture and history with these top 10 tips.

Tunis: An Inviting Beauty (Skylife)   Tunis is a city of unexpected delights, hidden wonders, and layers of history. This small North African capital radiates a laid-back charm that belies the richness it contains.

Tunis: An Inviting Beauty (Skylife)

Tunis is a city of unexpected delights, hidden wonders, and layers of history. This small North African capital radiates a laid-back charm that belies the richness it contains.

Doomsday Design (Cornucopia Magazine Arts Diary)   Istanbul Design Biennial artists and designers explore our increasing dread of approaching global disaster.

Doomsday Design (Cornucopia Magazine Arts Diary)

Istanbul Design Biennial artists and designers explore our increasing dread of approaching global disaster.

A Perfect Day on Djerba (Lonely Planet)   In Homer’s  Odyssey , Djerba was known as the Land of the Lotus Eaters, and it’s still easy to understand how it can lull you into blissfully forgetting to return home.

A Perfect Day on Djerba (Lonely Planet)

In Homer’s Odyssey, Djerba was known as the Land of the Lotus Eaters, and it’s still easy to understand how it can lull you into blissfully forgetting to return home.

Digital Art Makes Some Noise (Cornucopia Magazine Arts Diary)   With projections and GIFs, an Istanbul exhibition elevates digital art.

Digital Art Makes Some Noise (Cornucopia Magazine Arts Diary)

With projections and GIFs, an Istanbul exhibition elevates digital art.

Baroque on the Bosphorus (Cornucopia Magazine Arts Diary)   Launched in 2009, the Yalı Concert series brings classical musicians into the intimate salon of Hekimbaşı Salih Efendi Yalı, the oxblood-red Ottoman summer house under Istanbul's second bridge.

Baroque on the Bosphorus (Cornucopia Magazine Arts Diary)

Launched in 2009, the Yalı Concert series brings classical musicians into the intimate salon of Hekimbaşı Salih Efendi Yalı, the oxblood-red Ottoman summer house under Istanbul's second bridge.

Madness in Motion (Cornucopia Magazine, Issue 56)   A review of Nazlı Eray’s novel  The Black Rose of Halfeti,  a book whose narrative is untethered from any anchor of reality.

Madness in Motion (Cornucopia Magazine, Issue 56)

A review of Nazlı Eray’s novel The Black Rose of Halfeti, a book whose narrative is untethered from any anchor of reality.

FotoIstanbul: Art on the Streets (Yabangee)   Istanbul's inaugural FotoIstanbul festival takes over the streets of Beşiktaş.

FotoIstanbul: Art on the Streets (Yabangee)

Istanbul's inaugural FotoIstanbul festival takes over the streets of Beşiktaş.

Krakow City Guide (Hilton)   Candy-coloured buildings, wide medieval squares, twisting cobblestoned streets and a skyline of baroque cathedral spires: Krakow is a city that’s easy to love.

Krakow City Guide (Hilton)

Candy-coloured buildings, wide medieval squares, twisting cobblestoned streets and a skyline of baroque cathedral spires: Krakow is a city that’s easy to love.

Surprising Archaeological Finds in Istanbul (Context Travel)   From undiscovered cisterns to a graveyard for Byzantine ships.

Surprising Archaeological Finds in Istanbul (Context Travel)

From undiscovered cisterns to a graveyard for Byzantine ships.

Istanbul On A Holga ( KosmoFoto)  With the Holga, I can catch images that my other cameras wouldn’t – a gypsy guitarist at a nighttime festival, the blur of a bird streaking across the city’s famous skyline, the doubling of Istanbul faces with Istanbul buildings.

Istanbul On A Holga (KosmoFoto)

With the Holga, I can catch images that my other cameras wouldn’t – a gypsy guitarist at a nighttime festival, the blur of a bird streaking across the city’s famous skyline, the doubling of Istanbul faces with Istanbul buildings.

Why You Should Visit Istanbul in 2015 (Context Travel)   A personal look into why you should visit the city on the Bosphorus.

Why You Should Visit Istanbul in 2015 (Context Travel)

A personal look into why you should visit the city on the Bosphorus.