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1- There are no dolmus stops. They stop and pick-up passengers whenever and wherever they want. This is good if you are a passenger waiting for a dolmus. This is not good if you are driving behind the dolmus. So, wait at an appropriate point where they can see you and they can stop without too much “Fast and The Fourios” movements. 2- You can easily hail them and they will stop. Most of the time they will stop or honk even if you don’t hail. 3- Before hop on to the dolmus, make sure it goes to the same...
The city of Istanbul is filled with a myriad of hotels and hostels, but what makes theirs a cut above the rest is their contemporary takes on historical architecture and their rich Turkish heritage. These beautiful hotels are spread across the various neighborhoods of the city, some more favorable than others, like the district of Taksim or the tourist hotspot Sirkeci

Turkey Travelogues

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...

One Week in Istanbul

Written by Patrick Foster

Originally when we went to Turkey we planned on seeing a little bit of Istanbul and then traveling onward to other locations. However, we were so enamored by the city that we ended up spending the entire week there. While in Turkey we often got the question why Istanbul? Why...

Circling the Tour Busses

Written by Robert

It’s Wed AM, April 22, as I write this, and we are in Ku?adasi, a port city west of Ephesus and South-west of Izmir, which is the big city in the area. Every time we have asked in the smaller (50,000 people here in Ku?adasi, less than half that up...

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...