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"I was in Turkey".


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Turkey Blogs

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

Mad dogs & Englishmen

Written by birvidik

Or ‘How our heroes spent the hottest 6 weeks of the year traipsing up and down the southern coast of Turkey looking for a winter mooring’. After the dubious joys of wintering in Corfu, we decided to do a bit more research before choosing this winter’s location. So we’ve travelled...

European Turkey

Written by Abandoned? assoc.

Having crossed the border we head straight for Edirne. The city is famous for it’s oil wrestling, which is when muscular, nearly naked men cover themselves in olive oil and wrestle each other. To Julia’s great disappointment this only takes place in the summer! To reach the city we cross...


Written by Jonny + Michelle

Dear Friends and Family, Istanbul: We arrived in Istanbul and were greeted with a bounty of snow. Our hopes and plans of escaping winter were quickly thwarted by this Eurasian land. Which leads me to a quick trivia point. Half of Istanbul is in Europe, while the other half sits...

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...