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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.
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.

Turkey Travelogues

Ten observations about Turkey

Written by Matthew Gain

Turkey has been an amazing and fascinating. It is my first visit to the country, Elizabeth’s second (she was here exactly 11 years ago). Whenever she mentioned this fact to the locals they would, without fail, respond with ‘a hell of a lot has changed in the last ten years’,...

Hey! Anyone here know the way to Pamukkule?

Written by Robert

It’s now Saturday PM and we are in Pamukkule, ESE of Izmir about 175 km, and NW of Antalya (big city on the coast) about 185 km. I’m trying to push the miles as Kim gets on an airplane next Thursday to fly home, and we are covering ground faster...

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...