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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

More Cappadocia

Written by Mary Morris

The other day I was at Plum Farm, visiting my cousins, Mike and Donna. I was writing in my journal when Mike said, “I love your journal.” I can’t really explain why, but this statement meant a lot to me. Not that many people really notice the things that matter...

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...

On overused names for flawless places, or, near Tesecu

Written by Erzsebet Gilbert

I try to avoid words and phrases likely to appear in a deceptively balmy brochure, such as spa rejuvenation, massage oil, or 24-hour buffet (the carnivorous geese seldom mentioned), but as of right now, nine in the resurrecting morning, and right here, here, near the Turkish Mediterranean village of Tesecu(Tasucu),...

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...