Travelogues

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"I was in Turkey".

Travelogues

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Turkey is becoming a popular film production hub for Hollywood as filming in Turkey becomes more favourable for the producers. VAT rebate recently offered by the Turkish Directorate of Cinema and success of popular films “Skyfall” and “Argo” are the reasons behind the increasing number of foreign productions.
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.

Turkey Travelogues

Greek Ruins, and the gorgeous mediterranean sea

Written by Sandra Brown

A 5 hour slightly cramped bus trip was rewarded with a gorgeous little coast town called Fethiye. The coast was beautiful, as were the surrounding mountains. The morning after arriving, half of us set off at 8am for a solid day hike up into the mountains taking us up into...

The First Time I Saw Snow

Written by Hazia

I could never forget the first time I saw snow. On15 February 2009, the Hasslefree travel agent to Troy and Gallipoli called me to say that my morning pick up will be delayed to 3pm. My tour guide will accompany me on the Metro public bus for the 6-hour journey...

home stay in a remote village, Turkey

Written by Sandra Brown

An early breakfast back at the hostel, and on the bus again for another long trip including a cargo ferry trip across the Euphrates. Our destination was a tiny village near Sanliurfa, to stay overnight in a family’s home – for an authentic peek into the lives of a ‘Turkish’...

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...