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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.
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.

Turkey Travelogues

A weekend away – Canakkale

Written by Jolita Koruklu

I love having weekends away!!! And I absolutely loved our last weekend away to Canakkale – a northwestern province of Turkey. Sometimes Canakkale is called small Istanbul as it is situated on both European and Asian parts and is connected/ seperated by Dardanelles strait. But this area is most known...

Where the Hell is Matt?

Written by Matt Harding

Istanbul was a welcome change. Still Muslim, but the friendly kind. I spent my first evening eating kebabs at a bustling cafe in the shadow of the Blue Mosque. It was filled with burly mustachioed men and women playing backgammon and smoking from narghile (hookah) pipes. It felt like part...

Bring the loot—I’ve got a really big one hooked and just about netted

Written by Robert

Well, I am getting so good at Turkish—instead of just one side of one page language sheets as I had last year in the Balkans, the Turkish sheet has two pages—But I hardly need them at all any more. I got up pretty early in the old Greek city of...

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...