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Edirne was our first stop in Turkey and it was very much a road less travelled. Few in town spoke English and people were thrilled to figure out we were foreigners visiting for our holiday. Edirne seems to be only visited by those who have an interest in history, architecture and mosques (which we do). It was the capital of the Ottoman Empire before Istanbul took that honor, and retains much cultural and historical significance for the Turks. Since we were in Edirne over Christmas (December 24th and 25th), we landed right in the middle of Muslim celebrations of Jesus' birth. 

Edirne home - Mosques - Shopping - Medical museum - Selimiye Mosque

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