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"I was in Turkey".


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1- There are no dolmus stops. They stop and pick-up passengers whenever and wherever they want. This is good if you are a passenger waiting for a dolmus. This is not good if you are driving behind the dolmus. So, wait at an appropriate point where they can see you and they can stop without too much “Fast and The Fourios” movements. 2- You can easily hail them and they will stop. Most of the time they will stop or honk even if you don’t hail. 3- Before hop on to the dolmus, make sure it goes to the same...
The city of Istanbul is filled with a myriad of hotels and hostels, but what makes theirs a cut above the rest is their contemporary takes on historical architecture and their rich Turkish heritage. These beautiful hotels are spread across the various neighborhoods of the city, some more favorable than others, like the district of Taksim or the tourist hotspot Sirkeci

Turkey Travelogues

Honorary ambassador of Cappadocia

Written by mikael

I remember every place I set up camp 16 years ago when I cycled from Ankara to Antalya via Kayseri and Cappadocia on my New Zealand to Cairo trip. Most camps where pitched on the backside of a restaurant since Turkish food easily belong to the best and tastiest on...

Turkey: People I met

Written by Smita

If you ask me, people make Turkey. Warm, garrulous and inquisitive. An Iranian family was so excited on hearing I was from India. “India?” “Yes” “We love India. What was that Indian movie we saw?” DDLJ? My Name is Khan? 3 Idiots? “Slumdog Millionaire’ Not Indian, my friend. Not Indian....

The Pamukkale Express Train and Fethiye, Turkey

Written by Sheila

The overnight Pamukkale Express Train leaves Istanbul daily at 5:35 p.m. with a scheduled arrival in Denizli the next morning at 8:35 a.m. The group cozied up in the couchette compartments that hold six couchettes with pillow and blanket. It’s not private but who cares since everyone sleeps in their...