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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

The Whirling Dervishes of Mevlana

Written by amber

On December 17th, the other girls and I took a trip to Konya, the most religious city in Turkey. AFS managed to snag is seats at Sema: the prayer and ceremony of The Whirling Dervishes of Mevlana. Rebecca, Fatihah and I, our day started at 4:00am. We had to take...

The Pamukkale Express Train and Fethiye, Turkey

Written by Sheila

The overnight Pamukkale Express Train leaves Istanbul daily at 5:35 p.m. with a scheduled arrival in Denizli the next morning at 8:35 a.m. The group cozied up in the couchette compartments that hold six couchettes with pillow and blanket. It’s not private but who cares since everyone sleeps in their...

Shooting Grannies in Karacasu

Written by Robert

But almost the best images of the day, both on the way to Afrodisias and on the way back, were shot in this dusty, on-the-edge village where the Monday market was going on. We hit it twice, and got some great shots— shooting grannies, just as Susan and I did...

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...