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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 Great Balloon Failure to Launch

Written by Robert

Well, it was pretty windy this AM when I headed out and although there were about a dozen big balloons out there in the field, with crews and passengers (at about $225 per pop) and all, it was too windy to fly safely, so it was more like Grandpa’s honeymoon...

Kickin’ Back

Written by birvidik

We’re now settled in to Finike for the winter. Finike is a bijou little town of 11, 200 inhabitants, nestling on the seaward edge of a semicircular alluvial flood plain surrounded by snow capped mountains. Most of the flood plain is dedicated to citrus fruit and growing vegetables under polythene....

Cappadocia to Sanliurfa (Urfa)

Written by Abandoned? assoc.

We get up early to start our long journey east out of Cappadocia via Gülagac, Nevesehir and Kayseri, crossing the endless flat plains of the ‘step’ with Mount Erciyes (3916m) looking down on us. We stop to make lunch in the middle of nowhere and are approached by a stray...

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...