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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.
Tell-tale signs of a Christian past are littered throughout the city. The diverse selection of Istanbul’s churches is a reference to its multi-cultural past, when it led as a cosmopolitan city of religious tolerance. These beautiful churches now stand true to the religious minorities that exist in the city today. Hagia Sophia – Church of Holy Wisdom (Aya Sofya) If only the walls could tell tales of this building’s transformation from church to mosque to museum. The architectural feat of Hagia Sophia in 537A.D. apparently led Emperor Justinian I to declare ‘Oh Solomon, I have outdone thee!’. It was the...

Turkey Travelogues

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...

Son of Ankara

Written by Robert

There are a couple of miscellaneous items I’ve forgotten to include in recent reports, so I’ll be adding them to this report. It was about a three-hour four-chai strollup there and back down, and I had some nice conversations and attempts at conversations with the offerers of chai. It was...

Thursday, April 9

Written by Robert

On the first AM in Turkey, Wednesday, the 8th, woke up to mezzein calling the faithful to prayer– which sounds a lot more romantic than it is. And Hell, I’m not even one of the faithful even when I’m home, being pretty active in the free-thought communities in both Seattle...

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...