Travelogues

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

Travelogues

Welcome to "I was in Turkey"

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

Istanbul to the Mediterranean

Written by Abandoned? assoc.

Around lunchtime we arrive at Yenikapi (Istanbul) and having fixed our non-ringing telephone we go for lunch near Galata Bridge. Afterwards we climb the steep hill, pass the Galata Tower up to Istikal Caddesi (Beyoglu) where the new Borusan Music and Art Centre is situated. This is a development project...

Gerede to Cappadocia, May 19

Written by David Rozgonyi

Off to see Turkey’s Angkor complex! Cappadocia is overrun with tourist coaches for much of the summer, but the hope was that it was still early enough in the season that we could avoid the masses. Nope. But we did find a great campsite just outside of the UNESCO village...

Turkish Food Week, Part II: Kebaps

Written by Zack

Where I come from, we have a very limited view of what we call”kebabs.” For starters, we spell them k-e-b-a-b-s and assume that is the only way they can be spelled. Believing that the Turks just couldn’t spell the word, I laughed my way through all of the restaurants in...

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...