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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

First Day in Istanbul: Pide, Lahmacun, Durums

Written by FoodJihadist

So the Food Jihadist is now eating in Turkey, but I must admit, I am not finding it very much of a challenge to enjoy the food. We arrived exhausted from a late night flight and in desperate need of some carbohydrates to refuel, so we dragged our feet to...

Aphrodisias

Written by Aysegul

As I wrote before, we stopped at the ancient city of Aphrodisias on the way to Kusadasi. It was a tour we were planning since winter. In Turkey, Ephesus is the most well known and most visited ancient city. However its rival Aphrodisias is a rather recent phenomena. As it...

Hey, Mac— yer muffler’s shot (too)

Written by Robert

So I’ve been having some little brake noises: the right front goes “eek eek eek eek” if I’m going down hill and hit the brakes on the light side. If I put more pressure on the pedal, I get no noise at all. The hostel guy in Konya drew on...

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...