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"I was in Turkey".

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Turkey is becoming a popular film production hub for Hollywood as filming in Turkey becomes more favourable for the producers. VAT rebate recently offered by the Turkish Directorate of Cinema and success of popular films “Skyfall” and “Argo” are the reasons behind the increasing number of foreign productions.
Turkish leather is famous – or should that be infamous? But the horror stories of being ripped off can leave one feeling rather scared when forking out cash to get your object of leather desire. Unless, of course, you’re in the know-how.

Turkey Travelogues

Top 5 favorite things about Istanbul

Written by Lilliy

These are my top 5 things that keeps me coming back for more: The boutique hotels in the historic part of the city Sultanahmet with its preserved exterior by law so not to lose its authenticity and keep its own charm. There is something personalized about the service that you...

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...

Cay for Two – Part 2

Written by Hazia

Before I continue the story on the damn attractive 36 year-old bachelor carpet store owner I met on my first night in Selcuk, let me share another tourist’s comment I found on a blog (see:omansusan.blogspot.com/2007/10/vol-52-day-5-selcuk.html). She described him as tall, dark, handsome, relaxed and super-sexy. So, he sizzled, it wasn’t...

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...