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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

Kas, queen of turquise coast…

Written by Duygu Saylam

Emperor Constantine Porphrogenitus describled the city as “Thrice blessed, myrrh-breathing city of the Lycians, where the mighty Nicolaus, servant of God, spouts forth myrrh in accordance with the city’s name.” Kas is a small historical town on the south coast of Turkey. It was one of the most important marine...

How Do They Get all those Big Stones Way up There?

Written by Robert

I went up to Termessos, another of those impossible cities made from really big cut stones way up the hills. The literature on the place said it was 1,000 meters above sea level, but after walking up there this AM I would have sworn it was 1,000 meters above the...

Hidden Hospitality

Written by hazia

As much as I enjoyed my Turkey holiday adventure, I have to admit that the first 24 hours after my arrival was something else. I took the MAS Golden Holiday package and that included airport pick-up. The driver who met me at the Ataturk International Airport was ‘mute’. A frail...

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...