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At the end of 2011, we quizzed members and staff about their favorite discoveries this year. Indagare member B. M. enjoys Turkish luxury. Read more Best-of-2011 Interviews.
My favorite trip of the year was to Turkey. It is an intriguing and vibrant country celebrating historic traditions while making inroads towards becoming a prosperous, liberal middle-eastern power. In Istanbul we stayed at the recently reopened Pera Palace. While it does not offer the service of a five-star hotel or the glamour of a trendy boutique, it has something no other hotel offers in Istanbul: a return to the past glory of the Belle Époque. It is more than a hotel, it is a museum, including Ataturk’s rooms and the rooms in which Agatha Christie wrote Death on the Orient Express. Its walls speak of the past.
My great discovery was a boating company recommended by Indagare, through whom we chartered a sailboat to travel along the Turkish coast. It was a true find. There was absolutely nothing about the trip that was not perfect.
What I know about traveling is that your trip is only as good as its organization, and Indagare does it beautifully. When members book with Indagare, they can lean back and enjoy the trip hassle- and worry-free.
In 2012, I am dreaming of going to India …maybe.
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