Travelogues

Read the stories of travellers who say
"I was in Turkey".

Travelogues

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Turkey Blogs

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

Turkish delight

Written by Flavia

The first surprise in Turkey was when showing our passports at the airport. My Dutch boyfriend needed a visa to enter. With my Argentinean passport it was enough. I’m used to be the more ‘mistrusted’; it’s always me who takes longer in the airport checks. Probably there was some agreement...

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...

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...

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...