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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.
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.

Turkey Travelogues

home stay in a remote village, Turkey

Written by Sandra Brown

An early breakfast back at the hostel, and on the bus again for another long trip including a cargo ferry trip across the Euphrates. Our destination was a tiny village near Sanliurfa, to stay overnight in a family’s home – for an authentic peek into the lives of a ‘Turkish’...

Istanbul to the Mediterranean

Written by Abandoned? assoc.

Around lunchtime we arrive at Yenikapi (Istanbul) and having fixed our non-ringing telephone we go for lunch near Galata Bridge. Afterwards we climb the steep hill, pass the Galata Tower up to Istikal Caddesi (Beyoglu) where the new Borusan Music and Art Centre is situated. This is a development project...

Gerede to Cappadocia, May 19

Written by David Rozgonyi

Off to see Turkey’s Angkor complex! Cappadocia is overrun with tourist coaches for much of the summer, but the hope was that it was still early enough in the season that we could avoid the masses. Nope. But we did find a great campsite just outside of the UNESCO village...

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...