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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

On how to maintain a diplomatic relationship with volcanic stone, or Cappadocia Part II

Written by Erzsebet Gilbert

It’s enough, in both archaeological splendors and in dystopian dictatorships where shoes are banned, to know one is watched from above, from the sunken souls we are supposed to find in the eyes of windows or a devious stranger. But in Cappadocia—and how is it, I ask myself, that this...

Hey, Mac— yer muffler’s shot (too)

Written by Robert

So I’ve been having some little brake noises: the right front goes “eek eek eek eek” if I’m going down hill and hit the brakes on the light side. If I put more pressure on the pedal, I get no noise at all. The hostel guy in Konya drew on...

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...

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...