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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

Lemon Fresh

Written by kristi jo

We were hoping our flight from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul would be an empty one, since it was going to be fairly long. Unfortunately, it started out completely packed but more than half the people on the plane got off when we landed for a stop in the middle of...

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...

Bring the loot—I’ve got a really big one hooked and just about netted

Written by Robert

Well, I am getting so good at Turkish—instead of just one side of one page language sheets as I had last year in the Balkans, the Turkish sheet has two pages—But I hardly need them at all any more. I got up pretty early in the old Greek city of...

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...