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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

Turkishly Delighted in Istanbul

Written by Tony and Ninfa

A false start marked the begining of our Round the World Trip. We went to the wrong airport in Belfast; if it were not for Tony’s dad, Pete Schumacher, we might have missed our plane. After that everything went smoothly, flying out on time from London Heathrow’s flashy Terminal 5...

The old ruin goes to see three old ruins

Written by Robert

Well, my first day of solo travel since last June when I went up to northern Italy after 7 delightful weeks with Susan— and it went well. I brought out the big CD container I brought with me on the trip but hadn’t brought out— Kim had brought a bunch...

Saturday, April 11

Written by Robert

I have blundered into a new plan for this year’s Images and Bloviations, which might not be a bad term for the whole system of reports back to all of you. At the top of each day’s (or couple of day’s) reports, I’ll have some images and longish captions— mostly...

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...