Program 377: Cruising the Bosphorus; Adriatic Coast; French Impressionism

Release Date: 09-06-2014


Hear about how the Bosphorus — the busy shipping canal that separates the European side of Istanbul from Asia — is a sentimental favorite among Turks. We’ll also learn why Croatia’s Adriatic coast tops so many travelers’ “must see” lists, and get inspired to enjoy Impressionist art in and around Paris, where it originated.


  • Yaren Turkoglu, tour guide based in Istanbul
  • Marijan Kriskovic, tour guide from Croatia and Slovenia
  • Ben Curtis, tour guide specializing in the Balkans, associate professor of political science at Seattle University, and author of "A Traveler's History of Croatia" (Interlink) and "The Habsburgs: The History of a Dynasty" (Bloomsbury). 
  • Elisabeth van Hest, tour guide based in Paris
  • Graham Robb, author of "The Discovery of France," "Parisians," and "The Discovery of Middle Earth" (W. W. Norton)

Related Links

Program Extras

More with Marijan - Marijan Kriskovic tells Rick about the tradition of a capella klapa singing in Croatia. On the streets of Hvar, Rick gets to listen to an outdoor performance from the Klapa Iskon ensemble from Split.. (runs 3:38)