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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 differences between a Gulet, Tirhandil and a Ketch

Written by Cornelis

The typical Gulet is a two-mast ship with gaff sails and several head sails. Usually the term is taken one more step ahead: a gulet is more or less everything, what is made from wood, has one or two masts and is rigged as sloop, ketch and schooner. Recently also...

Amidst all the cheers, the hand waving and tears…

Written by janice

…we sailed down the Bosphorous after boarding a boat at Sariyer after our last 50km peddle and arrived in Ortokoy. Busy busy road coming out of Tayakadin,onto a quiet hilly road littered with household rubbish, buildingdetritus and roadkill, under Roman aqueducts, up another hill or two through leafy cool trees,...

Closing More Loops

Written by Robert

On the way back into the city, on the toll-road, when we all fanned out to get in lines to pay, there were a bunch of guys hawking wares to the drivers right in the lanes: flowers, little snacks—these are the cinnamon and sesame seed bread circles, essentially big, soft,...

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...