• Turkish treasures: Peregrine leader Ergun Akkan

    If you want to see the real Turkey, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone better to show it to you than Peregrine leader Ergun Akkan. The leader of seven years loves telling his family and friends about all the interesting people he meets on his trip – and Peregrine travellers love telling their family and friends about Ergun!

    How long have you been a Peregrine guide and how did you first get involved with Peregrine?

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  • Image of the week: Blue Mosque, Istanbul

    You probably know the Sultan Ahmed Mosque by its more popular name, the Blue Mosque. The interior of one of Istanbul’s most iconic sites is adorned with over 20,000 handmade ceramic tiles. The upper levels are awash with blue paint and sunlight streams in through more than 200 stained glass windows.

  • How to eat and drink like a European

    All around the world people observe traditions when it comes to eating and drinking. In Europe, every country seems to have one custom or ritual that stands out. Master this one thing, and you'll feel like a local in no time.

  • ANZAC Day: A day of remembrance

    Turkey is a land of sparkling beauty and arresting sights – but no other moment can match the raw power of Gallipoli on 25th April, ANZAC Day. 

    It is a day of remembrance, one of Australia’s and New Zealand’s most important national occasions, and an emotional, sobering travel experience. ANZAC Day stays emblazoned on the memory of all those who have experienced Dawn Service on Turkey’s Gallipoli Peninsula.

  • Backpack or suitcase: your responses

    We recently posted a blog about one of the most common questions a traveller must ask themselves: backpack or suitcase? You can read it here.

    We asked the question on Facebook, and got an overwhelming response. So we thought we'd lay it out for you here, and let you weigh up some of the pros and cons before making your decision. 

    Here's the responses we got, split into either backpack, suitcase or a combination of the two:

  • Your Europe Tour Leader of the Year 2011

    Bayram Tanrıverdi, was recently named Peregrine Europe Tour Leader of the Year 2011. Bayram was born in Niğde in Kapadocia and has been taking small tour groups around Turkey for six years.

    We thought this was the perfect time to introduce you all to Bayram, and also give those who have met him a chance to pass on their congratulations.

  • Places you travelled in 2011

    2011 has been a year of ups and downs, highs and lows and most importantly...lots of travel! We asked our loyal Facebook fans to tell us where they visited this year. Some ventured close to home, others made many trips around the world while a few of you were simply staying put while you await your dream trip next year.

    Take a look at some of the fun, exotic, exciting and inspired places Peregrine fans visited this year and see if there's any ideas for your 2012 wishlist:

  • Travel while the Aussie dollar is hot!

    Aussie dollar burning a hole in your pocket? Now is the time to put it to use.

    Research by the National Australia Bank shows us which destinations will get us the best bang for our buck. And for those into exotic, exciting, historic and thrilling adventures…the news couldn't be better

  • Top tips for making family holidays a success

    From the jungles of Borneo to the weird and wonderful wildlife of the Galapagos, every one of our family tours is carefully put together to ensure a balance between amazing experiences and the needs of children and families. We want to make sure the moments that children experience on our trips are magical, and that the itineraries, transport and accommodation and all the other details are such that all the family has the most relaxing holiday possible. And just to make sure that's the case, here are a few of top tips to help you!

     

  • Kick-start 2011: the best cities in the world for coffee

    Wipe the sleep from the eyes, shrug off post-festivities sluggishness and kick-start 2011 with a shot or two of black lightning: here’s a few of our favourite places for picking uppa cuppa something good.

    Vienna, Austria

  • Bizarre landscapes

    All our trips get among landscapes that fascinate and capture the imagination. Some destinations, however, are just that little bit special in their ability to offer up the unexpected, where natural elements, and sometimes the hand of man, have worked overtime to create something that captivates because of its otherness. One we’ve recently added to our trips is Darvaza Crater in Turkmenistan, a mind-boggling open furnace in the middle of nowhere. Here’s Darvaza and a few of our other favourites.

  • All Aboard Our New Rail Journeys!

    There’s nothing quite like long-distance train travel – the thrill of embarkation, the unparalleled chance for meeting locals, the views across plains and mountains in the twilight and the carriage’s sway as you sleep.

  • Hike Cappadocia and sail the Turquoise Coast

  • Grand Middle East Adventure

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