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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

Shooting Grannies in Karacasu

Written by Robert

But almost the best images of the day, both on the way to Afrodisias and on the way back, were shot in this dusty, on-the-edge village where the Monday market was going on. We hit it twice, and got some great shots— shooting grannies, just as Susan and I did...

Wet, Hot and Clean – Cagaloglu

Written by hazia

Being a spa fan, I had looked forward to visiting the Hamam, or Turkish Baths, during my holiday. Before that, the closest I ever had to experiencing one was the Morrocan version of Turkish Hamam at Bangsar Village. Hmm.. that was like 5-star when compared to the popular ones in...

Antalya and the Art of Negotiating

Written by Ivan

We arrive into Antalya and find the bus to take us into town. A guy hops on the bus and I overhear him ask in English if the bus heads to Kaleici (the old town). Great, another tourist to head to the old town with, I invite him to join...

Real Estate in Turkey

Istanbul is the New Destination for Arab Property Buyers

yesil-konaklar-villas-istanbul-01Istanbul is a land with extraordinary history and scenic beauty. Istanbul has the perfect mix of the past and modern times. It is one of the most desirable areas in Turkey for foreign investors. In recent times there has been an increased interest in Turkey by Arabs. The Arab culture... Continue reading...