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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

Thursday, April 9

Written by Robert

On the first AM in Turkey, Wednesday, the 8th, woke up to mezzein calling the faithful to prayer– which sounds a lot more romantic than it is. And Hell, I’m not even one of the faithful even when I’m home, being pretty active in the free-thought communities in both Seattle...

Amidst all the cheers, the hand waving and tears…

Written by janice

…we sailed down the Bosphorous after boarding a boat at Sariyer after our last 50km peddle and arrived in Ortokoy. Busy busy road coming out of Tayakadin,onto a quiet hilly road littered with household rubbish, buildingdetritus and roadkill, under Roman aqueducts, up another hill or two through leafy cool trees,...

Life and times of a modern day orientalist

Written by Roachie

This is my first installment of what has been a quarter of a century love affair with Turkey. I know it sounds a bit naf the word ‘orientalist’ Like something directly from previous centuries the name invokes memories and feelings of those who came before us, who for some reason...

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...