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


Welcome to "I was in Turkey"

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

Gagai is the Turkish word for, “Here snipe; here, snipe.”

Written by Robert

I headed out this AM looking at the map and seeing there was a promising ruin not far off the road near where I was passing, so of course, when I saw the sign, I turned.And there are even more than the normal number of signs leading me off the...

Police America? Come With Me

Written by Robert

Out in Konya this AM with two bags of laundry and a mission (find the laundry) and then find the big Dervish (yes, the whirling kind) museum here in town. And on the way I see either Mr. Baskin or Mr. Robbins, and he’s got a paddle he uses to...

Amidst all the cheers, the hand waving and tears…

Written by janice

…we sailed down the Bosphorous after boarding a boat at Sariyer after our last 50km peddle and arrived in Ortokoy. Busy busy road coming out of Tayakadin,onto a quiet hilly road littered with household rubbish, buildingdetritus and roadkill, under Roman aqueducts, up another hill or two through leafy cool trees,...