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Don’t leave home without your top ten tips – before you go to Istanbul… Before you embark on your getaway trip to Istanbul for a glimpse of Byzantine and Ottoman history, below are ten tips for your travels in Turkey. If you’ve only got time for a weekend getaway in Istanbul, it helps to fast track the leaning process of helpful hints without the awkward moments.
Tell-tale signs of a Christian past are littered throughout the city. The diverse selection of Istanbul’s churches is a reference to its multi-cultural past, when it led as a cosmopolitan city of religious tolerance. These beautiful churches now stand true to the religious minorities that exist in the city today. Hagia Sophia – Church of Holy Wisdom (Aya Sofya) If only the walls could tell tales of this building’s transformation from church to mosque to museum. The architectural feat of Hagia Sophia in 537A.D. apparently led Emperor Justinian I to declare ‘Oh Solomon, I have outdone thee!’. It was the...

Turkey Travelogues

A Simple Simit

Written by Rosie

Sometimes the simplest things are the best. One of the best snacks in Istanbul has to be the humble simit; a ring of bread which is doughy on the inside, crunchy on the outside, and coated in deliciously roasted sesame seeds. This is a popular and quick breakfast, which is...

Travel Tips to Turkey

Written by Cecilia Brainard

If you’re planning to visit Turkey, here are some practical travel tips. Money – If you can, get some Turkish lira before you leave – around $100 worth. I don’t like to change money with money lenders in airports because the exchange is terrible. I live in the Los Angeles...

The Next Atlantis Hasankeyf

Written by Philip Deaton

Hasan and I had planned on getting up early on Wednesday, as he hadwork and i had a day trip to Hasankeyf planned, but been lazy men itwas 09.30 before we crawled out of our beds. After a quick shower weate breakfast together and then went out into the gloomy...

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...