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"I was in Turkey".

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Turkey is becoming a popular film production hub for Hollywood as filming in Turkey becomes more favourable for the producers. VAT rebate recently offered by the Turkish Directorate of Cinema and success of popular films “Skyfall” and “Argo” are the reasons behind the increasing number of foreign productions.
Turkish leather is famous – or should that be infamous? But the horror stories of being ripped off can leave one feeling rather scared when forking out cash to get your object of leather desire. Unless, of course, you’re in the know-how.

Turkey Travelogues

Champagne tastes and beer wallet

Written by birvidik

…that’s our trouble. Never one to miss a trick, a businessman from Istanbul bought up the old village around the harbour for a song and then flogged off most of it in job lots to other big city sophisticates. As a result it developed into a Turkish Fiskardo with a...

Lust in the Dust

Written by Robert

The first stop this AM was supposed to be Catalhoyuk, a very early habitation site, and one of the hoped-for highlights of the trip over here. And I was bombing along, not exploring alternative routing methodologies time (there’s only one big road from Karaman to Konya) and went through this...

On how to maintain a diplomatic relationship with volcanic stone, or Cappadocia Part II

Written by Erzsebet Gilbert

It’s enough, in both archaeological splendors and in dystopian dictatorships where shoes are banned, to know one is watched from above, from the sunken souls we are supposed to find in the eyes of windows or a devious stranger. But in Cappadocia—and how is it, I ask myself, that this...

Real Estate in Turkey

Where to buy a property in Turkey?

where-to-buy-a-property-in-turkeyFor anyone having an interest in buying a property in Turkey, the question “Where to buy a property in Turkey?” is naturally to decide where to actually buy it. If you have been to a certain location and have a pre-defined idea, the decision is easier to take, however if... Continue reading...