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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

Son Çare Köftecisi, Antalya

Written by Katie Parla

Son Çare means “last chance” in Turkish, a name that seems unrelated to a shop selling köfte (grilled meatball) sandwiches. According to the rumor mill, the owner of Son Çare was a very rich man, then suddenly lost all his money. In order to support himself he had to start...

Travel Tips to Turkey

Written by Cecilia Brainard

If you’re planning to visit Turkey, here are some practical travel tips. Money – If you can, get some Turkish lira before you leave – around $100 worth. I don’t like to change money with money lenders in airports because the exchange is terrible. I live in the Los Angeles...

Lizards and Turtles and Frogs: Oh, My!

Written by Robert

(We saw turtles, and frogs, and lizards at both places this AM.) We are working our way south along the west coast of Turkey. This Bergama report and pictures could also be titled When in Bergama do as the Romans do. We hit two great Roman sites today, and shot...

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...