Travelogues

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"I was in Turkey".

Travelogues

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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

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,...

Turkish Food Week, Part V: Cigarette Bread, Meatballs and Pizza

Written by Zack

For my final day of Turkish Food Week, I’d like to wrap up with a few more interesting dishes I encountered on my journey. We’ll return to my regular unvegan lifestyle next week! Cigarette bread is a mysterious food that was first served to me at the Ban Ban Cave...

A Facts Sheet

Written by Thomas Hines

Fact #1: Everyone in Turkey speaks English better than I speak Turkish. Fact #3: Most of Turkey’s electricity is used at 5 AM to supply power to prayer tower loudspeakers. Awake at 5, up at 7. Wanted to find an Internet cafe to send yesterday’s letter. Found one about a...

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...