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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

On the Street in Istanbul, Part One

Written by FoodJihadist

When travelling, I never have the money or the desire to eat at restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so I often turn to street food – quick, cheap, and easy. After spending a couple of days gorging on creative arrays of street food in Istanbul, I’ve realized that it...

Top 5 favorite things about Istanbul

Written by Lilliy

These are my top 5 things that keeps me coming back for more: The boutique hotels in the historic part of the city Sultanahmet with its preserved exterior by law so not to lose its authenticity and keep its own charm. There is something personalized about the service that you...

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...

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...