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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

The differences between a Gulet, Tirhandil and a Ketch

Written by Cornelis

The typical Gulet is a two-mast ship with gaff sails and several head sails. Usually the term is taken one more step ahead: a gulet is more or less everything, what is made from wood, has one or two masts and is rigged as sloop, ketch and schooner. Recently also...

Travel Tips to Turkey

Written by Cecilia Brainard

If you’re planning to visit Turkey, here are some practical travel tips. Money – If you can, get some Turkish lira before you leave – around $100 worth. I don’t like to change money with money lenders in airports because the exchange is terrible. I live in the Los Angeles...

Double Dinner in Istanbul

Written by FoodJihadist

Oh, to be full – that glorious feeling of profound tautness across your middle section. I love everything about it: the light-headed rush of the food high, the subtle burps, the inability to hold your torso upright without support, and the final surrender to unbuttoning a notch on your belt...

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...