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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

Greek Ghost Town in Turkey

Written by Robert

I realized I have not shared the Saturday AM adventure to the abandoned Greek city near Fethiya yet, so here goes. This is Karakoy, a Greek city of perhaps 5,000 – there are two thousand ruined cottages and a basilica there—and is the remaining extreme example of the mandatory emigration....

Turkish Food Week, Part II: Kebaps

Written by Zack

Where I come from, we have a very limited view of what we call”kebabs.” For starters, we spell them k-e-b-a-b-s and assume that is the only way they can be spelled. Believing that the Turks just couldn’t spell the word, I laughed my way through all of the restaurants in...

Acres of marble

Written by Robert

One of my closest free-thought friends up in Seattle (a great help when I was working on the free-thought conference just before this trip) is Ron Renard, president of Humanists of North Puget Sound. He was having dinner with a pal of his named Dennis, and happened to mention that...

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...