Travelogues

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"I was in Turkey".

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Turkey Blogs

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

Finding Treasure; Still Looking for Snipe

Written by Robert

Last night, I stayed in the cheapest place of the whole trip so far (a rockin’ $9.00, with a refrigerator— at least in the communal kitchen on the ground floor).That was in Anamur, about 150 Km (due east— AtCF [As the Crow Flies]) of where I was in Side the...

A Penny Farthing World Tour

Written by Joff Summerfield

To save myself the torture of of riding out of Istanbul with the taffic the wheel heads for the Ferry, and for an hour it carries us south across the sea to Yalova and its silent roads. Here the wheel finds an abundance of orchards giving out the most delicious...

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...

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...