Mystics and merchants in Turkey
Finding friends and fortune in the far-flung northeast region of Turkey.
In news headlines over the last few decades, the Middle East has often been portrayed as unwelcoming and unsafe for Western tourists. But, as many travellers know, you shouldn’t always believe what you hear about a place before you visit it…
Writing letters on scraps of toilet paper. Hitchhiking through Thailand and bonding with Afghani soldiers over guitar singalongs. Five adventurous travellers recall some of their fondest (and craziest) stories from the Hippie Trail - the overland journey between Europe and Asia so famous in the 60s and 70s.
Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, a time when millions of Muslims engage in religious thought and ritual fasting. But what's it like to travel in Turkey, Morocco, Egypt and Iran during Ramadan? Here's everything you need to know.
It may be known as 'Lion's Milk', but Turkey's signature liquor is more than a (rather stiff) drink. Peregrine's own Caglar Gokgun describes the culture, history and tradition surrounding Turkish raki.