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"I was in Turkey".

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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

Thursday, April 9

Written by Robert

On the first AM in Turkey, Wednesday, the 8th, woke up to mezzein calling the faithful to prayer– which sounds a lot more romantic than it is. And Hell, I’m not even one of the faithful even when I’m home, being pretty active in the free-thought communities in both Seattle...

Life and times of a modern day orientalist

Written by Roachie

This is my first installment of what has been a quarter of a century love affair with Turkey. I know it sounds a bit naf the word ‘orientalist’ Like something directly from previous centuries the name invokes memories and feelings of those who came before us, who for some reason...

Purses in Bursa

Written by Robert

I’m in Bursa, the end of the Silk Road, and the bag I brought to bring loot home in is full now, so either I get a bigger bag in Crete, or I limit my Crete souvenirs to photos and stories. I headed out pretty early (6:30) this AM as...

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...