Travelogues

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"I was in Turkey".

Travelogues

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Turkey Blogs

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

Exploring the cave of Karain, or how I almost met my maker

Written by Sebastian

(Assuming we have a maker, of course… It would be hard to meet a big primeordial clump of star dust. He wouldn’t be very talkative at least) Descending from Thermessos was a lot quicker than the hazardous climb up. I got to enjoy the view all of the way too,...

Single Room Ensuite

Written by hazia

I initially thought of sharing the story of my frustrating stay at Homeros Pension in Selcuk, Turkey in an entry. However, when my instructor showed me a writing contest in Harper’s Bazaar, UK with the theme ‘mother’, I knew this story will be perfect for that. I have decided to...

On the Street in Istanbul, Part Two

Written by FoodJihadist

Who wouldn’t delight in a thick wedge of still-steaming apple pie smoothered in cinnamon and sugar, a gooey English toffee pudding oozing saccraferious syrup, or a tower of ice cream loaded with nuggets of buttery cookie dough and crowned with a lava of fudge. I wouldn’t. I can’t explain it,...

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...