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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

Hiking the Lycian Way

Written by Lisa MacLean

My old lady knees are sore and tired! Today I hiked 10 kilometers of the 520 km Lycian Way long distance footpath from Fethiye to Antalya along the south Mediterranean coast of Turkey. It was one of the things that I definitely wanted to do while I was here and...

Cold(s), Culture and Caravanserais

Written by birvidik

Winter is supposed to be a time of relaxation and recharging of batteries – a gradual working through the boat jobs in preparation for the next cruising season. In Finike it is a high pressure whirl of activities as detailed in the last blog but one. We haven’t had a...

Turkey: People I met

Written by Smita

If you ask me, people make Turkey. Warm, garrulous and inquisitive. An Iranian family was so excited on hearing I was from India. “India?” “Yes” “We love India. What was that Indian movie we saw?” DDLJ? My Name is Khan? 3 Idiots? “Slumdog Millionaire’ Not Indian, my friend. Not Indian....

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...