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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

Cay for Two – Part 1

Written by Hazia

Turkish people serve tea in a tiny narrow glass on a small plate. It is mostly to welcome their guests, to warm up in winter or just as a drink to hang out with friends. Interestingly, by my 10th day in this country, I have learned the many different meanings...

Basting the backing

Written by Eva

After 17 years in my stash drawer, this Turkish fabric will be the backing of the bird quilt. I bought it at an incredibly low price in Turkey, when I was engaged to get married for the first time. It was in Mersin, a southern harbour, where we went to...

$2000 spent in Istanbul

Written by Joseph Tame

It was my first night in Istanbul. Prior to my arrival in the city thatspans two continents I’d been travelling without sleep for three dayson rickety old Hungarian, Romanian and Bulgarian trains. All I wantedwas a bed – somewhere to rest my tired and confused head. As I searched for...

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...