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1- There are no dolmus stops. They stop and pick-up passengers whenever and wherever they want. This is good if you are a passenger waiting for a dolmus. This is not good if you are driving behind the dolmus. So, wait at an appropriate point where they can see you and they can stop without too much “Fast and The Fourios” movements. 2- You can easily hail them and they will stop. Most of the time they will stop or honk even if you don’t hail. 3- Before hop on to the dolmus, make sure it goes to the same...
The city of Istanbul is filled with a myriad of hotels and hostels, but what makes theirs a cut above the rest is their contemporary takes on historical architecture and their rich Turkish heritage. These beautiful hotels are spread across the various neighborhoods of the city, some more favorable than others, like the district of Taksim or the tourist hotspot Sirkeci

Turkey Travelogues

Istanbul to Western Anatolia and back

Written by Abandoned? assoc.

A new year, a new adventure so despite our hangovers we pack up the camper van say our goodbyes to Serap and Coco and head for the big open road! However first we have to find our way out of Istanbul to the ‘Bogazici Koprusu’ (Bosphorus Bridge), which spans the...

Irresistible Istanbul

Written by Christopher

Overall we ended up spending just about three weeks in Istanbul, thecity where East meets West seemed to capture us and got us wrapped upin the buzz that seemed to flow through it. We arrived at the outskirts of the city at midnight on the 23rd of October on nothing...

Police America? Come With Me

Written by Robert

Out in Konya this AM with two bags of laundry and a mission (find the laundry) and then find the big Dervish (yes, the whirling kind) museum here in town. And on the way I see either Mr. Baskin or Mr. Robbins, and he’s got a paddle he uses to...

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...