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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

Greek Ghost Town in Turkey

Written by Robert

I realized I have not shared the Saturday AM adventure to the abandoned Greek city near Fethiya yet, so here goes. This is Karakoy, a Greek city of perhaps 5,000 – there are two thousand ruined cottages and a basilica there—and is the remaining extreme example of the mandatory emigration....

The Eighth Wonder of the World? Nemrut Dagi & Eastern Anatolia

Written by Jason and Tracy

From Goreme we booked a tour with Cem tours for a 2 night/3 day trip out to Nemrut, Urfa, and a few other stops along the way with a drop off in Ganziantep. First the good parts of the tour. After negotiating the price to 120 euros per person, the...

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...

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...