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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

My four favorite places in Istanbul

Written by James O'Connell

Usually, travelers, coming back from Istanbul, are so much impressed, that their stories concerning the trip, are like a mess. It is normal, my first story about Istanbul, when I visited it for the first time, was a mess as well . But now I am an experienced traveler, and...

Turkish Food Week, Part IV: Orient Restaurant

Written by Zack

In the frozen waste land of Cappadocia, the man running my cave hotel recommended a restaurant close by, called Orient. It was a short trek, but froth with difficulties like ice and snow. After a few slips and close brushes with icy death, I made it inside. I checked out...

Police America? Come With Me

Written by Robert

Out in Konya this AM with two bags of laundry and a mission (find the laundry) and then find the big Dervish (yes, the whirling kind) museum here in town. And on the way I see either Mr. Baskin or Mr. Robbins, and he’s got a paddle he uses to...

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...