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"I was in Turkey".

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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

The First Time I Saw Snow

Written by Hazia

I could never forget the first time I saw snow. On15 February 2009, the Hasslefree travel agent to Troy and Gallipoli called me to say that my morning pick up will be delayed to 3pm. My tour guide will accompany me on the Metro public bus for the 6-hour journey...

To Everything, Turn, Turn. . . .

Written by Robert

Tonight I went to the Konya Cultural Center for the dervish show and I’m glad I went but it lasted about an hour too long for me. The whole dervish business started at 9: an Emcee came out and introduced a guy who spoke for about 35 minutes. Then another...

I wanna go back to Aphrodite

Written by Robert

It’s now Monday PM and we are in Selcuk, which is about 315 km East of Athens, and only about 55 Km SSE of Izmir. And in spite of having to go back east to Afrodisias, and having to go through one of the towns where we tried to find...

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...