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"22.03.2017 13:38:23" Timeline Photos I do believe it is Efes time by the sea!
"20.03.2017 07:31:01" propertyturkey.com Turkish Lira 2017 forecast: Will it go Up or Down? Turkish Lira dropped drastically since last year, record lows against the USD, Euro and GDP. What is the government doing and what is the forecast for the lira for 2017? This will interest expats with property or savings in Turkey. For holidaymakers, you are going to get exceptionally good value for your money this year. :)
"14.03.2017 06:40:48" dailysabah.com Turkey's most intriguing Instagram accounts Turks have taken Instagram by storm, with a number of creative Instagram accounts that are well worth checking out, showing people around the world other perspectives of life in this country through shots taken by skilled and inspiring photographers The Instagram fans will like this one...
"13.03.2017 10:39:52" propertyturkey.com Why I moved my family to Istanbul For these two expats, moving to Istanbul with children wasn't an easy decision. Discover why more expat families are living in Istanbul with children. I don't think I would ever move to Istanbul but I don't like city life anyway. It also seems like these families moved there for work prospects. Do we have any Istanbul expat readers on here? Read more here -
"12.03.2017 15:43:19" Photos from my visit last year to Alacahoyuk Neolithic and Hittite settlement. I haven't done a write up but if you are interested in reading more, this is a good article - https://www.hittitemonuments.com/alacahoyuk/ Alacahoyuk Neolithic and Hittite Settlement Photos from my visit last year to Alacahoyuk Neolithic and Hittite settlement. I haven't done a write up but if you are interested in reading more, this is a good article - https://www.hittitemonuments.com/alacahoyuk/
"11.03.2017 07:45:37" turkeyhomes.com A to Z of Interesting Facts about Turkey The country of Turkey has many interesting facts to keep everyone intrigued for years. Its historical timeline would make up a full library of storybooks because of the many empires that have ruled the lands over time. Seasoned travellers to Turkey may already know many of these but if it is your first time visiting the country, you'll find this an interesting read. More here - https://www.turkeyhomes.com/blog/post/interesting-facts-about-turkey-that-you-may-not-know
"08.03.2017 10:46:42" fethiyetimes.com IWD 2017: celebrating Turkey's remarkable women - Fethiye Times On IWD 2017 we're looking at some of Turkey's most remarkable woman. They are heroes, yet few people who aren't Turkish will have heard of them. An interesting read about Turkish women in history - More here - http://www.fethiyetimes.com/magazine/21000-iwd-2017-turkeys-remarkable-women.html
"07.03.2017 09:45:32" dailysabah.com Madonna set to visit Konya, adopted home of Sufi mystic Her interest in Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi, a Persian Sufi mystic who settled in Turkey, brings international pop star Madonna to the mystic's adopted home, a... So it looks like Madonna will grace us with her presence in May . :) Quote Madonna will stay in Konya for two days before leaving for Bodrum, a popular vacation resort in southwestern Turkey, and she will reportedly travel along the pristine Aegean shores
"05.03.2017 14:25:53" Turkish Painting Holidays The old Ottoman lanes and houses at the ancient city of Stratonikeia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that provides a regular, and wonderful day out. It's always this busy! The Turkish Painting Crew regularly go to the ancient city of Stratonikeia. It is still on my list of places to see. Have you been there?
"24.02.2017 14:53:08" Timeline Photos So I spent a lovely day shopping in Bodrum and finished with a drink and view of the castle. Looking forward to getting back in the summer when it is in full flow!
"17.02.2017 07:00:01" bbc.com Turkey's secret underground city These narrow underground caves – a sanctuary against different empires throughout history – have remained hidden for centuries. If this opens in 2018 as suggested, I'm there! Looks like it could be the biggest and best underground city in Cappadocia!
Read more here - http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170209-turkeys-secret-underground-city
"16.02.2017 07:59:27" propertyturkey.com Should I move to Turkey? The pros and cons of moving abroad Trying to decide if a life in the Mediterranean sunshine is for you? Read our guide where we weight up the pros and cons of living in Turkey as an expat. I found it quite easy to adapt to my new life in Turkey. If you live here, did you? Read more here - https://www.propertyturkey.com/blog-turkey/should-i-move-to-turkey-the-pros-and-cons-of-moving-abroad
"15.02.2017 13:36:42" Photos from Turkish Travel's post Last year I went to the Nigde region of Cappadocia to see Eski Gümüşler Monastery. The first photo by the Nigde tourism board shows the reason why I wanted to see it. The rest are my photos showing the interior. It is a marvelous intact architectural gem
"10.02.2017 12:53:14" turkishtravelblog.com Turkish Painting Holidays : My Experience and Review My review of Turkish Painting Holidays in Yalikavak, Bodrum on the Aegean coast of Turkey. I spent a week with the crew and loved it. My friend Eljay Dickens has some spaces left on her painting holidays program in Bodrum. Accommodation is a gorgeous old cottage and experienced and novice artists are welcome. Read more about how I met her and my experience of a Turkish painting holiday
"05.02.2017 07:16:04" turkeyhomes.com Our Top Ten Places to Find Food in Fethiye Fethiye has become well known for its delicious eateries. If you have joined us looking to invest in Fethiye apartments or you own a villa in Fethiye's surrounding area, you will be very glad to know that every favourite traditional Turkish dish can be Any Fethiye fans here? Turkey Homes have published their top places to eat out in Fethiye. Do you like the recommendations on their list? Do you have a place to add for summer 2017 peeps who are headed there for the first time? Read more here -
"02.02.2017 13:23:34" turkishtravelblog.com Souvenir Shopping in Turkey : 14 Ideas of What to Buy Ideas of famous, authentic & the best souvenirs to buy in Turkey including the Blue evil eye, tea, coffee, ceramics, gold, leather, Turkish delight, & more Updated my souvenir article to add more suggestions and also a warning about fake carpets and antique scams. What Turkish souvenir do you recommend? Read the suggestions here - http://turkishtravelblog.com/shopping-in-turkey-souvenirs/
"01.02.2017 09:37:29" propertyturkey.com 4 Easy Ways to Learn the Turkish Language How to learn Turkish? Turkish language is one of the most difficult to master around the world. This blog we give top tips to learn the language of Turkey. 1: Use the Pareto Principle - (It does actually work when learning Turkish.) Quote" Also known as the 80 / 20 rule. It states 80% of effects come from 20% of causes. So when applying this to learning Turkish the easy way, learn the most common words
"28.01.2017 11:44:15" trtworld.com “Travelling to Turkey is the best response to terror threats" UN World Tourism Organisation head says, “Turkey is a must-see location for everyone, it is the perfect destination. Secondly, and most importantly, travelling to Turkey is the best response that could be given to terrorism.” UN World Tourism Organisation Secretary General Taleb Rifai said on Thursday that travelling to Turkey is the best response to terror threats. While delivering the opening speech of a international travel fair in Istanbul on Thursday, Rifai said that,
"24.01.2017 16:21:51" tuijobsuk.co.uk Thomson Flight Seat Sales Advisor - Summer 2017 Joining the Destinations Services Team as a Flight Seat Sales Advisor in Turkey, you will be able to support the company vision of Creating Smiles by being responsible for searching and presenting product, pricing, promoting and selling flight seats along Fancy doing something different this year? Thomson are looking for a Flight Seat Sales Advisor in Turkey for Summer 2017 - More here - http://tuijobsuk.co.uk/job-details.php?nPostingTargetID=28007
"24.01.2017 15:07:55" DAILY SABAH Drone pilots capture Turkey's snow-laden beauty
http://sabahdai.ly/GA1s0s I hate snow but these views of the recent heavy snow fall in Turkey are actually beautiful. Many recognizable landmarks from across the country. I kind of feel peaceful having watched it.
"24.01.2017 09:56:30" dailysabah.com British businesswoman loses over TRY 1.5M romancing fraudster Popular British current affairs program 'Victoria Derbyshire' has revealed that online scams reached a new record high in the United Kingdom in 2016, with... Don't hand over any money ladies - Especially when you haven't met the person! If they ask, run a mile!
"21.01.2017 04:30:43" medium.com What You Don't Know About TripAdvisor – Choking on a Macaron How the World's Largest Travel Monopoly Ultimately Hurts Travelers & Small Businesses Do you use Trip Advisor? Do you love it or hate it?
"20.01.2017 06:07:42" INSIDER video These layered pools in Turkey are otherworldly. If you haven't seen Pamukkale pools, you seriously need to get yourself there!
"16.01.2017 10:19:29" propertyturkey.com Culture shock: expats reveal the Turkey no one tells you about From squat toilets to intrusive questions, we speak to two expats who reveal the aspects of Turkish culture that charmed - or horrified - them. LOL - Ella says " I still can't figure out how the country manages to run - one appointment overrunning like that and your whole day is out of balance." Expats in Turkey know this feeling so well. - Read more here -
"15.01.2017 06:30:00" look4ward.co.uk 4,500-Year-Old Rare Turkish Artifact Is Returning To Its Country Of Origin Very rare ancient jug belonging to the Yortan culture (c.2500 BC) returns to its country of origin - Turkey What a story! Quote " It is not everyday you return from holiday with a 4,500-year-old souvenir. But inadvertently that is exactly what happened to Mrs Thelma Bishop of Gatley, near Stockport.
Last year Adam Partridge Auctioneers and Valuers in
"14.01.2017 07:06:03" dailysabah.com Can't wait to take to Turkey's coast in spring, senior BBC journalist Michael Buerk says Michael Buerk, a senior journalist and anchorman for the BBC, said he feels more secure in Turkey than in London, and he can't wait to visit Turkey's... Quote " Michael Buerk, a senior journalist and anchorman for the BBC, said he feels more secure in Turkey than in London, and he can't wait to visit Turkey's coasts in April, as he has done for the past 25 years." I'm exploring Turkey this year, are you?
"13.01.2017 14:21:01" turkishtravelblog.com Unusual Hotels in Turkey : Cool and Unique Places to Stay Some unusual hotels in Turkey include Ottoman mansions of Istanbul, treehouses of Olympos, floating gulets of the riviera and cave hotels in Cappadocia One thing Turkey does well is their quirky and unusual hotels. Travellers have a large selection of cool places to stay!
Read more here - http://turkishtravelblog.com/unusual-hotels-in-turkey/
"10.01.2017 05:03:00" turkeyhomes.com What will 2017 hold for Turkey? There is no doubt that it has been a frightful start to 2017 for Turkey. While Turkey may face many challenges in 2017, it is also a country that has a great deal to be proud of, to enjoy and to share with the rest of the world. Quote "Friedrich Joussen, CEO of German tourism company TUI, said “we need to be very active in changing (the world's) perception (of Turkey) for the better” On the 5th of January 2017, 'A Place in the Sun' magazine also said Turkey was still on their
"09.01.2017 14:05:47" noemie-deveaux.com Let it snow! Istanbul Through My Eyes I love Istanbul for so many reasons and one of them is snow! I was once asked "don't you have 30 degrees all year long here?" by freezing tourists... Hmm no. Snow does come to Istanbul at least once a year and when it comes, it adds to the city more Marvelous pictures of the last 2 days in Istanbul - Snow, snow and more snow! See them here - http://www.noemie-deveaux.com/blog/2017/1/9/let-it-snow
"09.01.2017 05:40:24" propertyturkey.com Excellent Reasons to Explore the Black Sea Region of Turkey Explore the Black Sea region. Called Karadeniz Bolgesi in Turkish, across the northern coastline promises unique experiences in range of genres and historic travel. Some of my best travel memories are from the Black sea region of Turkey. If you haven't been, you should put it on your list!
Read more here : https://www.propertyturkey.com/blog-turkey/excellent-reasons-to-explore-the-black-sea-region-of-turkey
"07.01.2017 04:12:59" Timeline Photos Slowly but surely the photo album is getting sorted. Lots more to add but if you want to browse through it, grab a coffee because there is more than 1400 of them! - Read more here - https://www.flickr.com/photos/turkish-travel/albums
"06.01.2017 08:19:59" hurriyetdailynews.com Scores of flights canceled as Istanbul airport braces for snow - LOCAL Turkish Airlines (THY) announced on Jan. 6 that it had canceled at least 34 scheduled domestic and international flights due to bad weather conditions, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported. Check your flights if you are flying through Istanbul this weekend. Quote "Istanbul Atatürk International Airport took measures against bad weather conditions, with the General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMİ) announcing that 30 percent of
"04.01.2017 09:03:10" hurriyetdailynews.com Istanbul's Yerebatan Cistern undergoes restoration after 500 years Istanbul's historic Yerebatan Cistern has been undergoing a restoration process, which is the most comprehensive one after 500 years. The columns, walking areas, entrance, exit sections and some other parts will be reorganized The good news is that it's staying open while all the work happens.Quote"The historic Yerebatan (Basilica) Cistern, which is Turkey's third most visited spot in Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet district, has been undergoing a comprehensive restoration
"03.01.2017 09:47:52" mashallahnews.com The kanka series Photographer Camille McOuat noticed the importance of friendship in Turkey. When wandering Istanbul's streets, she started to take pictures of friends. I wonder how old some of these photos are? Quote "The kanka series - Many languages have several synonymous words for “friend”. In Turkish there are plenty, each marking a subtle gradation on the highly revered hierarchy of friendship. It starts with
"30.12.2016 14:11:24" turkishtravelblog.com My Year in Turkey : Thoughts & Reflection about 2016 This year in Turkey, has been a ginormous shocker of events. Turmoil and destruction came at us like an avalanche, flattening everything in its path. Thoughts about my life in Turkey during 2016. It has been quite a surreal year for the country and here's hoping that 2017 will be better. Happy New Year everyone. Read more here- http://turkishtravelblog.com/my-year-in-turkey/
"30.12.2016 06:44:07" journalofnomads.com One year of hitchhiking – the good, the bad and the untold stories. Part 2: Turkey - Journal of Nomads One year of hitchhiking from Ireland to Georgia. This is the second part of the (untold)stories: a hitchhiking journey through Turkey! An excellent read! - This couple spent 9 months of 2016 hitch-hiking through Turkey. Read more here - http://www.journalofnomads.com/hitchhiking-turkey/
"28.12.2016 06:39:07" turkishtravelblog.com Themed Travel Ideas for Turkey Including Food, Romance, Art, Relaxation, Adventure & Photography One thing Turkey does well is entertaining foreign visitors. Its tourism board emphasises their hospitality throughout their campaigns and promises warm welcomes to any foreign nationalities spending time in the country. So, I really hope many of you are planning to come to Turkey next year. If you need ideas of where to go and what to do, this post based on interests and hobbies should help. Read more here - http://turkishtravelblog.com/travel-ideas-for-turkey/
"21.12.2016 05:55:01" turkishtravelblog.com Santa Claus lived in Turkey as St Nicholas : Turkish Travel Blog Santa Claus is not a Christmas myth but a real person who lived in Turkey. He began life as St Nicholas in the town of Patara and this is his story. From the archives but it is that time of year again! Happy Christmas everyone. xxx
"16.12.2016 13:18:26" tuitravelplc.com TUI Representative, Turkey Summer 2017, TDSR00074, Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman or Izmir Region As a Holiday Rep you will be genuine, super-friendly and passionate about what you do. You will work extra hard to become a local expert so you can provide personal recommendations that your guests will not find when looking online. You will resolve all Maybe of interest to someone. TUI are looking for holiday reps for Turkey summer 2017 - They want applications from people able to work in Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman or the Izmir Region and be employed locally on Turkish Terms & Conditions - Read more here
"16.12.2016 05:49:00" turkeyhomes.com The Oldest and Best Turkish Baths in Istanbul Nothing on earth can match the rejuvenating and relaxing benefits of a traditional Turkish bath. Marble steam rooms across the country of Turkey are where this time-honoured tradition happens. Here are some of the best and most esteemed Turkish baths in For anyone who wants an authentic Turkish bath while in Istanbul - Read more here - https://www.turkeyhomes.com/blog/post/the-oldest-and-best-turkish-baths-in-istanbul
"15.12.2016 05:48:24" propertyturkey.com Can Turkey's tourism industry bounce back in 2017? By all accounts, 2016 was a less-than-ideal year for tourism in Turkey. A number of factors saw a 30% drop in tourist numbers, which has officials worried. What will 2017 bring? A realistic article but out of interest, who is planning or has booked to come to Turkey next year? Is there anyone who has likewise cancelled plans to visit?
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"11.12.2016 04:38:28" theguardian.com Turkey: explosions at Istanbul football stadium cause multiple casualties The blasts took place hours after a match between two of Turkey's top teams, leaving at least 20 wounded Please give your prayers and thoughts today to the people of Istanbul xxxx
"07.12.2016 08:27:10" propertyturkey.com Gorgeous Lakes of Turkey from the East to the West Lakes are a scenic place of beauty, where flora and fauna thrive, and an idyllic retreat, have a read of the most beautiful lakes in Turkey to visit. There is something about lakes that I adore. Maybe it is because I see them as quite tranquil and calm. Only been to two of these though. How many have you seen? https://www.propertyturkey.com/blog-turkey/gorgeous-lakes-of-turkey-from-the-east-to-the-west
"05.12.2016 06:13:01" turkeyhomes.com The City of Konya: Rumi and the Whirling Dervishes The provincial capital is the city of Konya, considered to be the birthplace of Islamic mysticism. Konya attracts nearly 2 million tourists a year as it is the resting place of Islamic scholar and mystic, Rumi and the place that set the foundations of It's going to be extremely hard to find a hotel in Konya soon because the Mevlana Festival will take place between the 7th and the 17th of December - It is one of the most popular festivals in Turkey. - See more at:
"01.12.2016 06:09:02" adavegastravel.com How to Avoid Illegal Tour Operators in Turkey : Ada Vegas Travel Unfortunately illegal tour operators in Turkey still sell their trips under the radar, hampering visitors enjoyment. We explain how to avoid them 4th paragraph - how to check if the tour operator you plan to book with is legal and registered - https://www.adavegastravel.com/tour-operators-turkey.html
"28.11.2016 16:36:13" dailysabah.com A traditional Black Sea treat: Mıhlama Mıhlama, also known as 'kuymak' in Turkish, is the name of a traditional corn mash dish from the Black Sea coast. Even though it started as a time-honored dish in the Black Sea provinces, the popularity of mıhlama has spread through entire country in Just one word is needed to describe it. Delicious!!
"28.11.2016 14:06:00" turkishtravelblog.com Sailing from Olympos to Fethiye in Turkey : Blue Cruise Routes The Mediterranean Turkish riviera features a 4 day cruise from Olympos to Fethiye. Sold as cabin charter, this sailing experience is worth it! A joint article with my friend Ned from Alaturka Yachting on what to expect from a 4 day Blue cruise from Olympos to Fethiye.
"26.11.2016 07:08:13" turkishtravelblog.com Traditional Food in Southeast Turkey : Gaziantep, Urfa & Mardin Traditional Food in Southeast Turkey includes Paca Beyran soup from Gaziantep, Dalak (lambs spleen) from Urfa and Kaburga from Mardin. I'm a little bit excited here. This morning in the supermarket, I found a piece of Dalak (spleen.) I have fond memories of eating it in Gaziantep. It was very crispy, and tender and I'm hoping to replicate their regional version in my own kitchen! In the
"24.11.2016 13:46:27" dailysabah.com Madame Tussauds Museum ready to open its doors in Istanbul Inspired by the world's most famous wax sculptor, the 21st branch of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is opening at Grand Pera on İstiklal Avenue in Istanbul's historic Taksim district, where the waxworks of more than 50 famous celebrities, politicians and A new attraction for Istanbul - Quote " The 21st branch of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is opening at Grand Pera on İstiklal Avenue in Istanbul's historic Taksim district, where the waxworks of more than 50 famous celebrities, politicians and historic
"18.11.2016 07:24:37" extracrispy.com What the Turks Know About Breakfast That Americans Don't "Salad for breakfast?" was my initial reaction to seeing a kind of deconstructed Greek salad on the table at 8 a.m. After moving to Istanbul in 2005, I ... It took a while to get her hooked but she got there in the end, after she started dating a Turkish man. Quote"The vital ingredient, served with every Turkish breakfast I ever ate while living there, is hospitality" Read more here -
"13.11.2016 10:40:50" propertyturkey.com How Cats Conquered Istanbul Istanbul's residents love cats so much they make them little shelters and food stations around the city. We explore Istanbul's preoccupation with cats. It is great to see how far Turkey has come with looking after street cats and dogs. Our local council is also installing automatic water dispensers for them. However here, just as in Istanbul, cats do and always will rule the streets! Read more here -
"11.11.2016 13:29:17" theguideistanbul.com How Star the dog helped give Turkey better sight In Turkey, nearly 750,000 people are registered as blind or partially sighted. Guide dogs are a new concept for Turkey, a country that still has a complex relationship with canines. A feel good story! Why and more importantly how, Turks are warming to the idea of dogs as valuable companions for visually impaired citizens.
"08.11.2016 03:50:44" vimeo.com A Turkish Tale To say we were apprehensive about visiting Turkey would have been an understatement. There had been an attempted coup two weeks earlier, an explosion in the main… An excellent video titled "A Turkish Tale." Made by a traveller called Rod Gotfried, it focuses on his travel experiences in Turkey after the July Coup. Quote "This film represents our journey through Turkey, from initial fear and apprehension, to
"02.11.2016 07:57:27" propertyturkey.com 7 famous castles in Turkey that will blow you away Built as army defences, Turkey's impressive castles are dotted along the coastline. Take a virtual trip to what we consider the country's most magnificent castles. I've only seen 4 of these. The Mamure castle of Mersin is next on my list - How many have you seen? (Uchisar, Bodrum, Simena, Mamure, Rumeli Hisari, Alanya,Kayseri)
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"29.10.2016 08:10:54" Timeline Photos Just a reminder not to turn your clocks back tomorrow because Turkey and North Cyprus have scrapped DST (Daylight Saving Time). Also check your phones, tablets etc incase they have automatic updates scheduled. More details on the Fethiye Times website
"29.10.2016 06:15:03" turkeyhomes.com The Republic Day of Turkey Republic Day is one of the most fondly celebrated and historically significant public holidays in Turkey; a day which commemorates the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey in 1923. Good morning everyone from a lovely sunny day here on the Aegean coast of Turkey where it is also the 93rd Republic Day! On 29 October 1923, the status of the nation officially became the Republic of Turkey and that is what celebrations today will be all
"26.10.2016 07:56:00" The Oleatrium showcases the role of the simple olive over 2500 years of Anatolian and Mediterranean history. It's near the holiday resort of Kusadasi, and worth dropping in if you are in the area. It's been a while since I went so I won't write an article Oleatrium Olive and Olive Oil Museum Near Kusadasi The Oleatrium showcases the role of the simple olive over 2500 years of Anatolian and Mediterranean history. It's near the holiday resort of Kusadasi, and worth dropping in if you are in the area. It's been a while since I went so I won't write an article
"26.10.2016 06:03:03" I loved my summer visit to this cave, just 12 kilometers from Bodrum airport. The organizers have done a fantastic job of setting up a walking path through the cave so it is easy to get around. The views of the valley are exceptional as well. The official İncirliin Cave (Mağarası) in Gökçeler Canyon - Bodrum I loved my summer visit to this cave, just 12 kilometers from Bodrum airport. The organizers have done a fantastic job of setting up a walking path through the cave so it is easy to get around. The views of the valley are exceptional as well. The official
"23.10.2016 10:44:25" dailysabah.com 2,000 year-old Roman bath discovered in central Turkey to be open for tourism A 2,000-year-old Roman bath, also known as 'Basilica Therma,' located in Central Anatolian Turkish province of Yozgat is expected to be open to tourism in... I'm definitely going to see this when it opens!
"23.10.2016 06:39:33" propertyturkey.com 17 ways to deal with homesickness when you move to Turkey Moving to Turkey is more complicated than packing up your house and then unpacking it in your villa by the sea. Discover ways to combat that unwelcome guest: homesickness. I can't remember having home sickness when I moved to Turkey. Did you? If so, how did you deal with it?
"21.10.2016 05:52:18" turkeyhomes.com 8 Excellent Reasons to Visit Antalya Antalya on the illustrious Mediterranean coast of Turkey is the third most popular tourist destination in the country and an expat haven. Visited by people of many different nationalities, it has achieved worldwide fame as the idyllic haven providing Let's hear it for Antalya! My reason to visit would be all the historical sites and places. What reason would you give?
"19.10.2016 13:55:40" Photos from Turkish Travel's post Uchisar castle is probably the most ugliest I've ever seen! However, carved from the rock, it is the highest point in Cappadocia and the landscape views are amazing. So it is definitely worth visiting. Have you been there? (More articles from Cappadocia
"14.10.2016 06:56:18" turkeyhomes.com The Bodrum Cup Nautical Festival and Regatta The 3rd week of October in Bodrum is a major event that excites everyone who loves the open sea. The Bodrum Cup Nautical Festival and Regatta is the highlight of the year, drawing in like-minded people with a mutual interest to celebrate the vast yachting Good luck to all participants of this year's Bodrum Cup Nautical Festival and Regatta. I hope they all have a fantastic time as well. Knowing how much locals of Bodrum love their sailing, I'm sure they will.
"13.10.2016 15:04:22" turkishtravelblog.com The Impressive Stadium of Magnesia on the Meander I'd drove past the sign for Magnesia ancient city ruins many times. Hardly talked about or featured in guidebooks, I figured there was not much to see, yet curiosity still made me want to visit. So last month, our hobby photography group piled into the The stadium was the best part of the ancient city ruins of Magnesia and I look forward to seeing it in 10 years time when further excavations have been completed. Read more here - http://turkishtravelblog.com/stadium-magnesia-meander-aydin-turkey/
"09.10.2016 06:53:30" ReThink Turkey Turkey has been under a state of emergency since the failed coup attempt in July. We asked tourists in Istanbul how they feel about it. In this video, tourists in Istanbul are asked how the state of emergency is affecting their holidays. The answers are not surprising.
"08.10.2016 09:45:18" adavegastravel.com 5 Luxury Ottoman Palaces in Istanbul Turkey Looking at royal Ottoman palaces in Istanbul, Turkey including Dolmabahce, Topkapi Museum, Beylerbeyi, Ciragan and Yildiz. Wish I had the money to stay in the Ciragan Palace but unless I win the lottery, that isn't going to happen. Wouldn't mind seeing the Dolmabahce and Topkapi Palace again though. What about the Beylerbeyi and Yildiz Palace. Has anyone toured those?
"07.10.2016 15:11:29" hurriyetdailynews.com Turkey's first upside-down house attracts 30,000 since January - LOCAL An upside-down house opened as a tourist attraction spot in the southern province of Antalya has offered prospects for Turkey's major resort town after it was hit hard by a poor tourism season, by drawing 30,000 visitors in 10 months An upside down house in Antalya! Has anyone been inside it?
"05.10.2016 10:19:23" turkeyhomes.com The Istanbul Coffee Festival From the 6th until the 9th of October 2016, the streets of Istanbul will be filled with delicious aromas of coffee and not just Turkish coffee, but coffee from all over the world. This year, Turkey presents the 3rd annual Istanbul Coffee Festival, which Starting tomorrow, this might be of interest to anyone in Istanbul at the moment. As a caffeine addict, wish I could be there.
"03.10.2016 09:22:41" hurriyetdailynews.com Topkapı Palace risk of collapse 'the result of years of neglect of historical heritage' - ARCHAEOLOGY Recent reports on the risk of collapse in one of the pavilions of Topkapı Palace follow decades of neglect of Turkey's historical heritage, the journalist who broke the story, Ömer Erbil, tells the Hürriyet Daily News. 'The current administration, as well An interesting interview with Ömer Erbil, an expert on archeological Turkey and the man does have a point when he says "several historical buildings that were in ruins have been restored in a mistaken way." I remember seeing some restored frescoes in the
"02.10.2016 08:09:42" propertyturkey.com The five Turkish villages you'll have all to yourself this autumn Already off the beaten track, these pretty, traditional Turkish villages empty out after summer, making them the perfect autumn destination for anyone wanting an off-season escape. I've done 2 of these villages and Alacati is next on the list. Have you been to any of them? (Assos, Sirince, Alacati, Kalekoy, Ayvalik)
"26.09.2016 08:12:31" Photos from Turkish Travel's post Ok, when it comes to people who are doing unusual and unique things in Turkey, this woman rocks! Five years ago Atulya ran out of money, ended up camping in a Turkish field and was fed up of the rat race so she built herself a home out of mud! - Read
"25.09.2016 14:06:03" turkeyhomes.com Turkey Goes Nutty The Turks are crazy about their nuts. Not only are a huge variety of nuts grown across Turkey but you can find that sweet, woody taste in many of the popular Turkish dishes on tables in restaurants and homes all over the country. About Turks and their crazy love of nuts! A very informative article and good read.
"24.09.2016 13:39:00" dailysabah.com Winter arrives early in eastern Turkey as season's first snowfall recorded Winter arrived early in eastern Turkey's Erzurum province as the city center saw the season's first snowfall on Friday as temperatures in the city... Wow - Eastern Turkey is getting snow already - http://www.dailysabah.com/nation/2016/09/24/winter-arrives-early-in-eastern-turkey-as-seasons-first-snowfall-recorded#
"20.09.2016 07:49:25" turkeyhomes.com The Tesbih - A Turkish Ritual The tesbih of Turkey and Islam have a long and wonderful history which has led to the sometimes simple and sometimes ostentatious display of beads in the country's history and culture. There has always been a strong bond between men and their beads in An interesting read about the Turkish tesbih, also known as prayer or worry beads. Quote "With a strong sense of history, variety, social importance and incredible craftsmanship, the tesbih has become a work of art and the number of collectors is
"19.09.2016 15:54:04" dailysabah.com Fall is coming: Temperatures to drop by 10 degrees throughout Turkey The Directorate General of Meteorology warned that starting Tuesday, a rainy weather will affect Turkey's western, central and northern provinces, and... So apparently heavy rain and strong winds are on the way for the next 4 days!
"19.09.2016 13:12:42" Photos from Turkish Travel's post I spent yesterday exploring the ancient city of Magnesia in the Aydin region. Excavations are always ongoing but an astonishing landmark is the 40,000 seater stadium that is said to be the best preserved in the world! Think Ben Hur and chariot racing. The
"12.09.2016 09:06:23" propertyturkey.com A country of firsts: Turkey's historic legacy to the world From coins to the world's first female fighter pilot, discover the spirit of innovation that has characterised Turkey's history since the first human settlement 9000 years ago. An interesting read because most people associate inventions with the western world - http://www.propertyturkey.com/blog-turkey/12-amazing-turkish-innovations-and-firsts-that-changed-the-course-of-history
"12.09.2016 07:01:51" Turkey.Home It's Kurban Bayramı! Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season from Turkey. Iyi Bayramlar everyone. xxxx
"09.09.2016 12:14:29" hurriyetdailynews.com ARCHAEOLOGY - Goddess Kybele discovered in Turkey's Black Sea Archaeologists have discovered the sculpture of the mother goddess Kybele in Ordu's Kurul Castle, which is said to be the most important finding in the Turkish excavation season this year Bingo. Another win for Turkey. Quote " Şenyurt said the sculpture was the first marble sculpture in Turkey to be discovered in its original place."
"08.09.2016 07:37:41" Voices Media TURKEY is to end turning the clocks backwards and forwards an hour in October and April. From now on it retains daylight saving.
It means Turkey will be 3 hours ahead of the UK when the UK turns its clocks back by an hour in October -
And two hours Something to remember for your future travel plans
"05.09.2016 11:12:14" Showcasing more than 1000 years of Turkish military history, this is one of my favourite museums in Istanbul but I never got chance to write about it so you can read more here instead - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Istanbul_Military_Museum Istanbul Military Museum (Turkish: Askerî Müze) Showcasing more than 1000 years of Turkish military history, this is one of my favourite museums in Istanbul but I never got chance to write about it so you can read more here instead - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Istanbul_Military_Museum
"04.09.2016 12:49:42" turkishtravelblog.com Five Excellent Reasons to Visit Cappadocia Turkey Reasons to visit Cappadocia in Anatolian Turkey including cave churches, hotels, underground cities, hot air balloons trip & unique landscapes. A question for everyone - If you had to give one reason why people should visit Cappadocia, what would it be?
"01.09.2016 13:06:26" propertyturkey.com Turkey's love affair with the moustache and the politics of facial hair Turkey's obsession with the upper-lip hairdo has long fascinated visitors. It might surprise you to learn, however, that there's more to Turkish moustaches than meets the eye. Well - I never knew! An interesting read and kudos to the author for being so informative.
"01.09.2016 08:53:48" amazon.co.uk Turkey Tales: A Bodrum Travel Memoir in Verse (A Roving Poetry Collection Book 1) Travel Memoirs can transport you to a destination, and enable you to visualise people, cultures & experiences from another person's perspective. I've created this collection of travel inspired poetry to draw you into Turkey's Bodrum Peninsula. After Limited time only - A free book on Amazon that will interest those who like poetry and the Bodrum region! Author Roving Jay says " I've created this collection of travel inspired poetry to draw you into Turkey's Bodrum Peninsula. After writing travel
"30.08.2016 14:46:48" Turkey Tour Organizer #sunset in Cunda #island , #turkey
Located in the #aegean #sea , Cunda Island is an #excellent #destination for all type of #travellers .
Looking for a #camping spot? Or would you like to stay in a #luxury #hotel ? This beautiful island gives all kinds I haven't heard about Cunda Island before but that sunset looks tempting! Has anyone been?
"27.08.2016 11:51:27" hurriyetdailynews.com ARCHAEOLOGY - Church floor found in city of gladiators in western Turkey A marble church floor has been unearthed during archaeological excavations in the ancient city of Stratonikeia, known as the city of gladiators in the western Turkish province of Muğla's Yatağan district All the time, historical gems are being found in Turkey. It is a great reason to keep coming back to the country. Quote "A marble church floor has been unearthed during archaeological excavations in the ancient city of Stratonikeia, known as the city of
"26.08.2016 12:05:59" Photos from Turkish Travel's post When I was in Mardin, I went in search of the Deyrulzafaran Monastery. It was in the Tur abdin area that means "mountain of the servants of god." This district heavily focuses on the Syriac Orthodox religion and I unexpectedly found a small but delightful
"26.08.2016 07:08:47" dailysabah.com Tracing Istanbul's Roman, Ottoman roots back to 7 hills Old Istanbul or Constantinople was built onseven hills, which are not very well-known even among modern city inhabitants. Each hill has historic importance, bearing the footprints of the Roman and Ottoman empires A very good read about the seven hills of Istanbul. Quote "Old Istanbul or Constantinople was built onseven hills, which are not very well-known even among modern city inhabitants. Each hill has historic importance, bearing the footprints of the Roman and
"25.08.2016 11:29:35" thebestofbursa.com Snapshots of a Turkish Bazaar | The Best of Bursa Snapshots of a Turkish BazaarAugust 25, 2016 | Culture and History, Thoughts and MusingsEven if you've never visited Turkey, you've no doubt heard about Turkish bazaars. Loud, crowded, and odoriferous, bazaars (“pazar” in Turkish) have been the mainstay Excellent - snapshots of a Turkish bazaar in Bursa! http://www.thebestofbursa.com/snapshots-turkish-bazaar/
"23.08.2016 14:02:50" Photos from Turkish Travel's post After the devastating news that recently came out of Gaziantep, I've spent some time reflecting on my visit to the city in 2012. I still clearly remember meeting this lovely and adorable gentleman in the Living Museum. His family made all the shoes for
"15.08.2016 10:07:06" propertyturkey.com Famous Handicrafts of Turkey When man perfects an art skill, a stream of respect follows. This is true in particular areas of Turkey well known for developing certain handicrafts by hand. Quote "Unfortunately, with the onslaught of modern machine technology, some handicrafts are under threat and surprisingly the most affected is evil eye glass making. All of Turkey uses this small talisman, yet cheap imports from China are threatening
"12.08.2016 13:23:57" adavegastravel.com 13 Remarkable Facts About Turkey : Ada Vegas Travel Blog Listing interesting facts about Turkey including historical, food, drink, people, travel and geographical snippets that you probably didn't know. Ooo - I didn't know that - Did you? Quote "While Julius Caesar was sailing the Aegean coast of Turkey, Sicilian pirates kidnapped him and held him captive in a small cove. They demanded a ransom for his release and were apparently surprised because
"10.08.2016 15:12:35" hurriyetdailynews.com Istanbul's phenomenal cat Tombili dies Tombili, an Istanbul cat who became a social media phenomenon for a photo of him casually posing on a sidewalk in the city's Ziverbey neighborhood, died on Aug.1 Turkey's most famous cat has sadly passed on. Tombili achieved Internet fame when the picture of him posing calmly on the sidewalk went viral.
"08.08.2016 14:27:19" Photos from Turkish Travel's post When I visited the Turkish Painting Holidays crew in Bodrum, they took me to a small rural village about 8 kilometers from the airport. Called Comkelci, it is famous for handmade carpets and also has a comical muhtar (village head)who was nursing a broken
"06.08.2016 16:26:57" Photos from Turkish Travel's post Visiting this church was an absolute delight because I didn't even know it existed! We had been to the ruins of Priene in the Aegean region of Turkey and one of the group suggested a slight detour to the village of Eski Güllübahçe (Old Güllübahçe), also
"05.08.2016 10:50:32" Photos from Turkish Travel's post It was always my intention to write an article about Uzungol but as I sort through my masses of photos from over the years, I realize an article now would not be timely. I visited in 2012 (wow - time flies by) and from reading reports, it has changed
"02.08.2016 09:11:24" propertyturkey.com 10 reasons we LOVE Kalkan Charming Kalkan wouldn't be out of place on Italy's Amalfi coast. Yet the Mediterranean town has a charm that's all its own. Ooo - After reading this, I want to go back to Kalkan!
"30.07.2016 15:41:00" Photos from Turkish Travel's post Continuing with my quest to sort out my travel photos from over the years, today I categorized my Beypazari pictures. The region that has a carrot as its town statue is well known for its old Ottoman houses. Bird watchers also flock there because it is on
"29.07.2016 14:29:46" Photos from Turkish Travel's post Nuts, nuts nuts! Turks eat them in abundance but that's normal because Turkey is the third largest producer of them in the world! When I went to Gaziantep, I specifically went in search of pistachio nuts because that region is said to grow the best.
"25.07.2016 06:19:28" propertyturkey.com The Vineyards of Turkey All around Turkey, farmers carefully tend to plantations of grape vines becoming a top 10 grape producing countries in the world and experts in viticulture Good morning everyone! I'm not a wine drinker but those of you who are might like this article. If you have any recommendations or tips about Turkish wine, let us know by commenting below. Have a great day everyone.
"23.07.2016 09:56:34" Today, I'm remembering all the beautiful landscape views that I've seen while travelling around the country. Appreciation for that needs to be given to the cheap and frequent transport methods.
I normally use the countrywide bus system or domestic Landscape Views in Turkey Today, I'm remembering all the beautiful landscape views that I've seen while travelling around the country. Appreciation for that needs to be given to the cheap and frequent transport methods.
I normally use the countrywide bus system or domestic
"23.07.2016 09:56:34" Today, I'm remembering all the beautiful landscape views that I've seen while travelling around the country. Appreciation for that needs to be given to the cheap and frequent transport methods.
I normally use the countrywide bus system or domestic Landscape Views in Turkey Today, I'm remembering all the beautiful landscape views that I've seen while travelling around the country. Appreciation for that needs to be given to the cheap and frequent transport methods.
I normally use the countrywide bus system or domestic
"22.07.2016 12:25:52" Photos from Turkish Travel's post When I lived in the UK, buying directly from the farmer was extremely difficult, especially if you lived in the cities. It was also considered a luxury purchase because they just couldn't compete with prices of the major brand supermarkets.
"21.07.2016 13:00:52" Timeline Photos It has been a strange week here in Turkey. Despite events countrywide, life has continued as normal in my small town of Didim on the Aegean coast. Every morning, I wake up and immediately scan the news. It is heartbreaking to watch my beautiful country,
"16.07.2016 06:43:22" Good morning all, to what is a surreal turn of events here in Turkey. It seems location is everything because friends in places like Cappadocia are reporting everything is as normal while Istanbul and Ankara still seem tense according to the news. I'm in
"15.07.2016 20:44:49" www.theguardian.com Turkey coup attempt: military claims takeover of government – live Turkish PM Binali Yıldırım says security forces are tackling situation after parts of armed forces launched coup attempt Hi all. Something is happening in Turkey. Will try and keep you updated but please do your own research because it is likely the Internet will go down. https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2016/jul/15/turkey-coup-attempt-military-gunfire-ankara
"15.07.2016 19:00:04" aa.com.tr Eastern Turkey's Ani Ruins in World Heritage List Ani Ruins inclusion puts number of Turkish sites in UNESCO World Heritage List at 16 - Anadolu Agency Great news! Today the ruins of Ani in the Kars province of Turkey were officially added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. I saw them in 2012 and they are a marvelous place to visit. There are now 16 UNESCO Sites in
"15.07.2016 14:00:00" turkishtravelblog.com The Fener and Balat Neighbourhoods of Istanbul Growing popularity of the Internet in the last 20 years has changed the face of mainstream travel. Holidaymakers want to gain an insight into the lives of people in other countries, so authentic local experiences are now just as popular as package A guest post by Istanbul local Sinan Sokmen, who gives some good reasons to explore the city's neighbourhoods of Fener and Balat.
Read more here : http://turkishtravelblog.com/fener-balat-istanbul-turkey/
"15.07.2016 06:17:01" turkeyhomes.com 8 Popular Turkish Sweets and Desserts 8 Turkish Sweets and Desserts to Tempt Your Tastebuds. From the incredibly sweet to the pleasant subtle tastes, we've come up with eight Turkish sweets and desserts that you should try while in Turkey. Unbelievable but I still haven't tried the Chicken Dessert called Tavuk Göğsü. Have you?
Read more at https://www.turkeyhomes.com/blog/post/8-popular-turkish-sweets-and-desserts
"11.07.2016 10:12:56" propertyturkey.com Mount Tahtali Cable Car Rides and Stunning Views The Antalya coastline receives 300 days of sunshine a year, best way to see is from the 2365-metre high and majestic Mount Tahtali - your complete guide. I have fantastic memories from visiting this place although I have read lately that the ticket prices have gone up considerably in price
"10.07.2016 08:44:22" BarefootPlus Travel While terrorism is, unfortunately, a real concern around the world, fear should not keep us from traveling. This is why we love Turkey! Loving this article but especially points 2 and 3. Istanbul is fast becoming known as an international center for arts and culture and Turkish hotels are stepping up their game to provide classy accommodation!
"09.07.2016 12:51:27" turkishtravelblog.com The Secrets of Yüksek Monastery and Church The Yuksek Church and Monastery of Guzelyurt, Cappadocia, Turkey dates from 1894 and is also known as Analipsis because of its Greek heritage New post about my visit to the Yüksek Monastery & Church, dating from 1894 in the Cappadocia region. It has awesome views from Mount Hassan!
Read more here : http://turkishtravelblog.com/yuksek-monastery-church-guzelyurt/
"08.07.2016 06:14:00" turkeyhomes.com Sirince Village: Home of the Wine Makers Sirince, a highly popular tour excursion on the western coast of Turkey, is not only easy on the eye, but also on the palate. The village, sitting high in the mountains over the ancient ruins of Ephesus city with many stunning attributes. One of the most picturesque villages in Turkey. If you find yourself in the Selcuk / Kusadasi area, definitely go. I love the restaurants serving traditional Turkish food but obviously one of the main attractions is the wine
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"06.07.2016 09:10:48" Ancient Origins Through the ages, the Hittites, Persians, Alexander the Great, Rome, The Byzantine Empire, Ottoman Empire, and Turkey have all governed the spectacular region of Cappadocia in Central Anatolia. One hundred square miles with more than 200 underground A fantastic and quick video introduction into the underground cities of Cappadocia, especially Derinkuyu!
"05.07.2016 06:19:00" turkishtravelblog.com What Should Women Pack for a Holiday in Turkey? Ah, the joys of packing for a holiday! What to take? What to leave? What do I need? What do the locals dress like? The task is even more daunting if you have not been to the country before, but three big tips will affect and help you decide on what to Sorry men but this one is for the ladies! :) I've covered questions about bikinis, local dress standards, city breaks and what to take for visiting mosques, but let me know if you have any tips of your own regarding packing for a holiday in Turkey.
"04.07.2016 07:21:22" propertyturkey.com Everything You Need to Know About Turkish Carpets and Kilims Undoubtedly, any visitor to Turkey will quickly notice the obsession with Turkish carpets and rugs. Adorning the tiled floors of most Turkish homes and shops An interesting read about Turkish carpets. Note, if you plan on buying one, it is worth researching the market and taking your time. Enlist the help of an expert if needed. As the article mentions, there are a lot of fakes being sold as the bonafide
"04.07.2016 07:02:40" turkishlifecafe.com Şeker Bayram (Sugar Holiday) | Ramazan Holiday At end of Ramazan the holy month for Muslims and the Sugar Holiday begins (Şeker Bayram). Şeker Bayram is a time for families to celebrate.. Good morning everyone - A reminder incase you didn't already know that the 3-day Şeker Bayram starts tomorrow, with half day preparations today. But it is also a national 9-day holiday! Tourists places tend to carry on as normal but services to banks and
"02.07.2016 12:37:59" seasonalcookinturkey.blogspot.com A Seasonal Cook in Turkey: Samphire Dressed in Olive Oil, Lemon and Garlic So I've been to the market this morning, and for my next trick I will be making deniz börülcesi meze. Apparently we call it Samphire, although I've never heard of that either. My reason for trying it at home, is that it is absolutely delicious but
"01.07.2016 06:11:01" turkeyhomes.com Inside Istanbul's Dolmabahçe Palace Dolmabahçe Palace, the beating heart of the 19th Century Ottoman Empire, all that and much more! Meet one of the master pieces of Ottoman architecture. One of my favourite travel memories is seeing inside the Dolmabahace Palace, last home of the Ottomans Sultans. If you are in Istanbul, definitely go!
Read more at https://www.turkeyhomes.com/blog/post/inside-istanbul-s-dolmabahce-palace
"29.06.2016 08:46:37" Timeline Photos Hate never wins - Love always triumphs.
"29.06.2016 07:18:23" hurriyetdailynews.com LOCAL - Flights begin at Istanbul Atatürk Airport after deadly attacks Some flights have begun at Istanbul's Atatürk Airport hours after simultaneous suicide and gun attacks killed at least 36 people late on June 28, although the backlog resulting from the attacks means travelers are still facing significant delays Update for anyone traveling through Istanbul Ataturk Airport - Some flights have begun, although the backlog resulting from the attacks means travelers are still facing significant delays. Airline officials urged customers to follow updates on flight
"28.06.2016 21:56:58" www.bbc.com Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: At least 28 dead and dozens injured - BBC News A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk international airport kills at least 28 people and injures up to 60, with reports of suicide bombers. If you are flying in or out of Ataturk Airport, contact your airline
"28.06.2016 13:13:19" turkishtravelblog.com The Best Photography Spots in Cappadocia About my photography tour of Cappadocia with Turkey Tour Organizer and the best spots for landscape photos including panoramic viewpoints and castles. So when I was in Cappadocia, I did a photography tour to find out from my local friends where the best spots are
Read more about my experience here : http://turkishtravelblog.com/best-spots-photography-cappadocia-tour/
"28.06.2016 05:11:47" adavegastravel.com 11 Popular Souvenirs to Buy in Turkey About famous souvenirs to buy in Turkey including the Evil Eye, Turkish carpets, Turkish delight, baklava, clay pottery, spices and where to buy them Souvenir shopping! Here's a list of the most 11 popular souvenirs to buy in Turkey. Would you add anything to it? Article by my friend and tour guide Yuksel at Ada Vegas Travel Turkey
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"27.06.2016 07:57:48" Timeline Photos Ok - this will interest fans of Rumi and the whirling dervishes, people who have been to Konya or those that love Leonardo DiCaprio. News that an upcoming biopic possibly starring Leonardo DiCaprio will bring the ancient poet to a new generation. Read
"26.06.2016 09:17:02" Timeline Photos Love this picture by BarefootPlus Travel - The hot air balloons of Cappadocia, Turkey. I've been to the region 3 times and still failed to pluck up the courage to do one but I'm determined it will happen one day!
"24.06.2016 06:07:00" turkeyhomes.com Turkish Delight: A Popular Souvenir of Turkey When visiting Turkey Turkish Delight is the must. Across the country there are so many versions of this wonderful sweet. Nice to know for my future visit. Apparently Safranbolu is one of the best places in Turkey to buy original Turkish delight. Quote "The Ozer Lokumlari center has an esteemed reputation for their Turkish delight. They claim to make Turkish delight that is
"21.06.2016 10:39:19" BarefootPlus Travel Istanbul from a different perspective! Hope you're not afraid of heights! Nicely done - Loving this completely different view of Istanbul
"19.06.2016 14:03:23" Photos of doors to houses, mosques, and many more buildings in Turkey. Behind every door there is a story to be told.... Doors of Turkey Photos of doors to houses, mosques, and many more buildings in Turkey. Behind every door there is a story to be told....
"17.06.2016 07:13:06" turkeyhomes.com 6 Delicious Turkish Soups That Everyone Should Try Turkish cuisine without a soup? It definitely is a No No.. Soups are the most popular national dishes of the country. Now let's give them a try.. One of my favourite meals! Turkish soups. My favourite is Kelle Paça, although I'm also a lover of Ezogelin. What's yours?
Read more at https://www.turkeyhomes.com/blog/post/6-delicious-turkish-soups-that-everyone-should-try
"13.06.2016 14:51:47" yabangee.com I'll take you to the Pudding Shop: A taste of Istanbul's hippie past - Yabangee The Lale Café "Pudding shop” that we have all seen down along the tram line across from Hagia Sophia, is THE pudding shop of my dad's nostalgic discussions. It is on my bucket list to visit this place next time I'm in Istanbul. It was a favourite hangout for foreigners on the Hippie Trail of the 70s, that took travellers from Europe to South Asia and through Turkey. The vibes must of been
"12.06.2016 12:03:04" turkishtravelblog.com 37 Ways to Tell if You Act Like a Turk When I first came to Turkey, the constant barrage of all things new and in some cases frankly odd, fascinated me. Little Turkish quirks displayed by my newfound friends and learning about daily aspects of life in the country like how to catch the bus, I've done it. My friends have done it. Sometimes you just can't help but act like a Turk!
"11.06.2016 08:23:40" propertyturkey.com 27 weird, wonderful and downright surprising facts about Turkey Did you know it's actually illegal to wear a Fez in Turkey? Do you know what Muvaffakiyetsizlestiricilestiriveremeyebileceklerimizdenmissinizcesine means? Pleased to say, there was only 2 facts that I didn't already know. How many of these are new to you?
"09.06.2016 15:00:00" adavegastravel.com Things To Do in Cappadocia : Turkey Travel Blog Looking at things to do in Cappadocia, Turkey including the top 10 best attractions to see in, near & around Goreme, Avanos, Uchisar, Urgup & further afield Cappadocia is one of my favourite destinations in Turkey and my friend and countrywide tour guide, Yuksel has listed his top recommended and best things to do while in the area
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"08.06.2016 18:54:57" turkishtravelblog.com Grand Bazaar of Istanbul : Photos, Guide, Shopping & What To Buy The Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, Turkey. Travel guide,photos,shops,maps, souvenirs to buy & bargaining, opening hours,shopping etiquette, and how to get there The third most popular article on the blog since it started in 2010!
"07.06.2016 05:00:02" Timeline Photos Photo Shoot - Love this picture of the red Istiklal tram by BarefootPlus Travel It is still on my list of things to do!
"06.06.2016 08:50:39" propertyturkey.com 4 Excellent Reasons to Visit Beautiful Patara Patara is a small rustic destination with a gorgeous beach, historical ruins, and alluring charm. Have a read about why you should visit Patara this summer Interesting - From my experience Patara has fallen off the tourism scene. I hardly ever read new articles or see new photos about it. I didn't enjoy my visit but only because I fell ill. Have you been, heard about it, would go?
"06.06.2016 03:42:12" hurriyetdailynews.com RELIGION - Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins June 6 The Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins on June 6 with Muslims in Turkey set to practice fasting, one of the Five Pillars of Islam, until July 4 Good morning everyone - incase you didn't already know, just a reminder that Ramadan starts today for one month until July the 4th. It won't affect your travel plans, not every Turk does it and in the tourist holiday resorts, life carries on as normal but
"05.06.2016 15:00:00" turkishtravelblog.com Hattusa and Yazilikaya : Ancient City of the Hittites Hattusa was the ancient capital city of the Hittite civilization and is known for the Sphinx's gate, Lion's gate, unknown warrior and Yazilikaya sanctuary. New article about my recent visit to the ancient Hittite capital of Hattusa in Bogazkale. If you haven't already been, I recommend you put it on your list to see.
"29.05.2016 14:26:52" Photos from Turkish Travel's post Three different things that stood out on my latest visit to Ortahisar in the Cappadocia region. My favourite was the colourful door and unfortunately, the quirky antique shop, the House of Memories was closed. If you missed the article about the small
"25.05.2016 05:43:46" bbc.com Turkey hotelier: Tourists are not in danger here - BBC News Turkish hotelier Halit Sertan Sarac, aka Sonny, says “life is still the usual” - despite fewer UK tourists. Would love to see more videos like this! Interviews with people from around Turkey to show that life is as normal here. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-36373064
"24.05.2016 13:14:06" BarefootPlus Travel So.. What on earth is #Turkish #Coffee? How do we even make it?
Turkish Cultural Foundation For those of you that love Turkish coffee, this is a good video, but out of interest, how many of you drink it? I don't because the taste is just too strong for me.
"22.05.2016 12:26:54" turkishtravelblog.com Teach English in Turkey : Requirements, Jobs, Pay & More To teach English in Turkey is a good job but what is the salary, what qualifications are needed, how easy is it to get a job and what about work permits? Last of the articles about living and working in Turkey. This one focuses on teaching English as a foreign language. If you have been there and done it, and got any tips to add, let us know in the comments below.
"22.05.2016 06:30:00" turkishtravelblog.com The Saruhan Caravanserai of Cappadocia, Turkey The Saruhan Caravanserai of Cappadocia sits on the Avanos - Goreme road and is a fine example of Seljuk architecture having been built in 1249. Seljuk Caravanserais are waiting on the tentative list for the UNESCO World Heritage site list. According to the submission, they have their “origins in the nomadic lifestyles of the Turkish tribes of Central Asia.” The Saruhan on the outskirts of Avanos,
"21.05.2016 13:27:21" Photos from Turkish Travel's post A sneak preview inside one of Turkey's most luxurious hotels with Turkey Tour Organizer. The Argos hotel of Cappadocia sell their luxury cave suites with indoor swimming pools for as much as 1200 Euros a night! They also have a huge underground wine
"16.05.2016 15:17:33" Timeline Photos Photo shot by BarefootPlus Travel. Just loving this unique and quirky house that is in Bursa, the first capital of the Ottoman Empire and a place that I'm yet to visit. Also called 'Yesil Bursa' for its parks and gardens, it is the fourth largest city in
"13.05.2016 13:23:14" turkishtravelblog.com How to Fund Living in Turkey as a Foreigner 5 Ways to Fund Living in Turkey as a Foreigner including working, property investment, teaching, bank interest, house sitting and volunteering. A follow up article to the series of living in Turkey that answers a question which often arises once the summer is in full force. Many people after visiting the country, have a dream to live here either short term or permanently so here are some ways to
"13.05.2016 06:24:53" instagram.com Instagram video by Turkey Tour Organizer • Apr 3, 2016 at 11:58am UTC See this Instagram video by @turkeytourorganizer • 111 likes While I was in Cappadocia, I hooked up with Turkey Tour Organizer for an early morning photo tour. Unfortunately, the balloon rides were cancelled on that day because of bad weather, but to show what we were trying to achieve, they did this short
"12.05.2016 09:07:37" blog.istanbultourstudio.com Famous Writers Who Visited Istanbul Istanbul has been inspiring writers over the centuries. We looked back at some of the city's most famous, creative visitors. An interesting read for the book lovers!
"11.05.2016 14:55:37" Timeline Photos So I'm back from my travels and have over 700 photos to edit! I'm also looking forward to writing the blog posts as well. Easing in gentle though with a stunning view over Goreme is this picture taken from the Traveller's Cave Hotel
"10.05.2016 08:19:40" Timeline Photos Amasya! An Ottoman statue taking a selfie! Nice to see them merging old with new. :)
"08.05.2016 14:46:00" Photos from Turkish Travel's post An enjoyable day exploring Hattusa, Yazilikaya and Alacahoyuk. Took 140 photos and bought 3 books for souvenirs. Staying in Bogazkale which is basically a one street village so there is very little to do. But in my hotel's garden is a lovely traditional
"07.05.2016 13:41:13" Timeline Photos So my return visit to Cappadocia was kind of mixed. My adhoc approach to making travel plans failed because there was constant rain. Should have checked the weather forecast. On the plus side, I caught up with my travel writing and tour agency buddies and
"06.05.2016 13:36:12" Timeline Photos Yesterday while exploring off the beaten track in the Cappadocia region, the peaks of Mount Hassan came into view. Still covered in snow, it is a dramatic looking mountain range. Despite the rainfall, I was captivated by the landscape scene and the only
"05.05.2016 09:16:04" Timeline Photos Quirky place I visited this morning in Derinkuyu. This mosque has been named as one of the most strangest in Turkey and when it opened, locals actually stoned the building because they hated it. Why? Because of the unusual three sided minaret.
"04.05.2016 18:38:49" Photos from Turkish Travel's post The ancient Sarıhan Kervansarayi used by travelers in days gone by. Now used at nighttime for whirling dervish shows but you can also visit during the day. Article to come as soon as I'm back at my desk because this place really excited me! Hope you enjoy
"03.05.2016 18:14:05" Timeline Photos Walking the route between Ortahisar and Ibrahimpasa. Beautiful landscapes
"03.05.2016 08:27:23" Timeline Photos So I'm really happy to have booked back into the Castle Inn Hotel of Cappadocia and the owner is offering readers 15% discount for 2016! Just quote Turkish Travel Blog when booking or you can read my article about it from last year here
"02.05.2016 05:51:19" Timeline Photos Good morning everyone. My plan for the next 9 days is a mini road trip from which I'm hoping to show you lots of nice photographs. First stop is a return to Cappadocia to go exploring off the beaten track, then onto the ruins of Hattusa, that was the
"01.05.2016 09:30:09" turkishtravelblog.com Work In Turkey : Finding Jobs and Working Permits Many foreigners want to work in Turkey but which jobs maximize chances and what about work permits? Discussing teaching, Internet freelancing, bar and hotel jobs So the good news of recent years is that I'm hearing of more and more foreigners being granted work permits, something which in the past was virtually unheard of. For that reason, for the peeps who want to spend a summer here, I've updated my previous
"01.05.2016 06:55:28" BarefootPlus Travel Get ready to discover a mysterious kingdom on top of Mt. Nemrut, #Turkey!
www.barefootplustravel.com The statues of Mount Nemrut - Another place on my bucket list that I will hopefully see this year. Headed in that direction next week, but have plans to see Hattusa instead so for the meantime, will leave you with this brilliant video
"28.04.2016 06:39:20" Timeline Photos Last minute deal alert for those of you doing nothing on Monday. My Canadian friend Sue who owns my favourite yacht in Turkey, the Arkadaslik has had a last minute cancellation. There is a double cabin available for a 6 day / 5 night cruise to Old Rhodes
"27.04.2016 13:10:38" turkishtravelblog.com Bafa Lake and a Traditional Turkish Breakfast : Aegean Turkey Bafa Lake on the Aegean coast of Turkey, is popular for its Turkish breakfast restaurants and surrounding villages including Pinarcik and Herakleia Following my return visit - Updated photos and article for one of my favourite places that is Bafa Lake!
"21.04.2016 16:38:08" Timeline Photos One of the reasons why I enjoy walking around small Turkish villages is to look at the houses and I loved this abandoned one in traditional Pinarcik, near Bafa lake. Kind of nostalgic in a weird way! With G.O.2 Altinkum Holiday Services who this year are
"19.04.2016 11:59:15" propertyturkey.com The Cost of Living in Turkey in 2016 How much does it cost to live in Turkey in 2016 as an expat or foreigner? We take a look at everything including property rent, living costs, food, and more. Property Turkey have just released their updated stats for the cost of living in Turkey in 2016. Obviously it varies from region to region, there is a ever-changing exchange rate and it depends on whether you are a smoker / drinker / own a car etc but do
"18.04.2016 05:08:18" Timeline Photos A few days ago, I was in the Bodrum, Milas area with G.O.2 Altinkum Holiday Services and found myself looking at this fantastic view! It is of Gökçeler Canyon and nearby the İncirliin Cave, has also just opened their doors to the public, ready for summer.
"17.04.2016 07:17:12" Timeline Photos So this summer is the ideal time to travel to Turkey, because there are loads of amazing deals and ridiculously cheap bargains flying about. As I come across them, I will update this page and the first is from Rent 'n Connect in Turkey, mobile hotspot
"16.04.2016 09:52:00" tursab.org.tr Meryem Ana Evi Tanıtım Filmi | TÜRSAB Türkiye Seyahat Acentaları Birl A nice, short video in English for those of you that are unable to make it to the Virgin Mary's house in Selcuk, near Ephesus.
"14.04.2016 11:10:29" warhistoryonline.com 1453: The Fall of Constantinople and the end of the Roman Empire The Roman Empire didn't end with the 476 depositions of the Western Emperor Romulus or the Fall of Rome. It continued with solid momentum in the east with the powerful Byzantine Empire. Though we know it as the Byzantine Empire, to them it was Thoroughly enjoyed reading this and history fans will like it too. Quote "The defenses of Constantinople were among the most impressive in the world and it took a massive army armed with advanced weaponry over a month to take the city that had spent the
"10.04.2016 19:06:00" apostcardfromturkey.com Istanbul in Bloom The Annual Istanbul Tulip Festival takes place every April. Millions of tulips are planted in parks, avenues, streets and even on the walls! The 11th Istanbul Tulip Festival opened on 9 April 2016… Pictures by BarefootPlus Travel from the opening of the annual tulip festival in Istanbul. The 11th Istanbul Tulip Festival opened on 9 April 2016 in Emirgan Park, the site of the most splendiferous tulip display in the city.
More pictures here :
"10.04.2016 12:31:14" turkishtravelblog.com How to Avoid International Data Roaming Charges in Turkey About data roaming while traveling and a how-to guide on avoiding international data roaming charges while in Turkey and abroad. A joint article with friend Ozgur Gen, who manages Rent 'n Connect Turkey, a mobile hotspot provider for travellers and he is also giving all readers a discount code to use at anytime in 2016!
"09.04.2016 14:52:01" backtobodrum.blogspot.com BacktoBodrum: A New 'Ancient' Route to Walk - The Lelegian Path Jake loves to be out and about in Bodrum. He knows all the streets like the back of his paw and will try and direct the biped he leads ... Good news for the Bodrum lovers. The first stage of your own ancient walking trek was unveiled last month. Quote " The opening ceremony was so well attended that walkers experienced a two-legged traffic jam as crowds attempted to be first to walk the new
"04.04.2016 15:40:01" hurriyetdailynews.com TRAVEL - Half a million people flew in Cappadocia balloons in 2015 Cappadocia's hot air balloons have become increasingly popular in recent years, though 2016 has seen a drop amid the general slowdown in Turkish tourism Wow - Half a million is an impressive number! According to the article, Cappadocia is also a top honeymoon destination and many marriage proposals have taken place in the
"04.04.2016 09:48:06" theguardian.com Is it safe to go on holiday to Turkey? Summer bookings are significantly down after a year of terrorist attacks, and some tour operators have pulled out of the country. We ask an expert to assess the risks Article by the Guardian Newspaper on the 29th March, where they consulted Henry Wilkinson, the head of intelligence and analysis at the Risk Advisory Group, for his opinion about safety in Turkey for tourists.
He says " You would have much greater cause
"03.04.2016 15:18:01" turkishtravelblog.com Historical Places to Visit in Turkey : Ancient Sites & Cities Famous historical places to visit in Turkey, including ancient sites, Istanbul landmarks, and Christian, Ottoman, Byzantine, Roman and Lycian cities. Updated article about one part of travelling in Turkey that I get really excited about and it has unintentionally turned into my niche when writing. The historical places and ancient sites of which there are
"01.04.2016 12:58:52" dailysabah.com Turkish chef sells worlds most expensive kebab Turkish chef sells worlds most expensive kebab Would you pay £925.00 for a kebab? Quote "Onder Şahan, a Turkish kebab restaurant co-owner and head chef based in London's Canary Wharf sells the world's most expensive grilled-lamb skewers, a portion of which costs 925 pounds - roughly TL 4,000"
"30.03.2016 16:13:01" turkishtravelblog.com Plans and Tips for Travelling in Izmir My izmir travel tips and plans for this region on the Aegean coast of Turkey. Includes resources, what to do, where to go, eating out and shopping. As well as Cappadocia, Istanbul and a Blue Voyage trip, one area that I will return to this summer is Izmir. CN Traveler called Izmir “Turkey’s most overlooked city “and they were right, although it has a hard job to compete with
"30.03.2016 08:41:45" Timeline Photos In January, Istanbul featured the work of world-renowned street artist Banksy and tour operators now sell walking tours to see the best pieces of street art around the city. But is it talent or simply graffiti? What do you think? Read more here :
"29.03.2016 12:02:22" turkeyhomes.com The Tourism Industry Fights for Turkey - Turkey Homes The sun is still shining in Turkey and its people are ready to welcome visitors with their arms wide open. People are waking up to the scaremongering of the press and are fighting terrorism in defiance by booking flights to Turkey in their droves. Thoroughly enjoyed reading this and some very good points are made at a time, when uncertainty is high.
"27.03.2016 14:32:03" turkishtravelblog.com Things to Do in Turkey : Cultural, Historical, Sporty and Themed We look at popular things to do in Turkey including things for familes, winter breaks, cultural activities, historical travel and sports places. A new article to highlight the mass range of things to do and places to go in Turkey. The choice is endless! Including cultural, historical, sporty, family activities and many more themes. Hope you
"26.03.2016 12:00:45" BarefootPlus Travel A short video on #Turkey, Turkish #People and #Turkish #Language
www.barefootplustravel.com Wow - A very interesting video about the history of the Turkish language and its basic rules. Definitely worth watching.
"25.03.2016 14:58:42" propertyturkey.com 11 Surprising Facts about Istanbul Turkey's largest and most visited city, we searched high and low to find most unusual facts about Istanbul. How many of these facts did you already know? So we all know Istanbul is NOT the capital of Turkey but how many other facts about the city did you know?
"23.03.2016 12:51:16" turkishtravelblog.com Saint John’s Basilica of Selcuk : Was He Really Buried There? Saint John’s Basilica and his tomb in Selcuk is one of those places that still intrigues me, long after my visit. Actually, if you are a Christian, the whole district is worth visiting because the nearby grand theatre of Ephesus is where Paul the Apostle About my visit to Saint John's Basilica that is near the ancient ruins of Ephesus. Compared to the popularity of the nearby house of Virgin Mary, it is rarely featured on most travel itineraries and I had to question
"21.03.2016 17:49:38" Timeline Photos This is amazing and would love to see it with my own eyes. AA which is one of the news agencies in Turkey has put up a set of pictures about water buffaloes in thermal springs at temperatures around 40 degrees centigrade in the district of Bitlis. The
"19.03.2016 09:48:48" bbc.com Explosion rocks central Istanbul - BBC News Explosion rocks tourist shopping area in Turkish city of Istanbul, some reports of injuries If you are in Istanbul, follow the advice of police and get in contact with friends to let them know you are ok. Above all, stay safe!
"18.03.2016 11:21:27" Timeline Photos Have you heard of Hacı Bekir Efendi? He invented the original Turkish Delight, a popular souvenir of Turkey but a famous author also doubts the family's claims. Also listed is the best Turkish town to buy original TD. Read about Haci and the town here :
"18.03.2016 04:45:49" canimistanbul.com Canım İstanbul - İstanbul’daki “muhteşem her şey” Hoş bir restoran, yeni bir butik, farklı bir sanat etkinliği, sürpriz dolu bir hafta sonu kaçamağı, genç bir tasarımcı, çok özel bir aktivite... Hepsi Canım İstanbul'da Good morning everyone and welcome to #followfriday. Today's good read recommendation is the Canim Istanbul Blog, talking about shopping, culture, food, arts, nightlife and more in the great city. Labelling themselves as your new source of inspiration for
"17.03.2016 06:41:41" irishcentral.com Study claims that Irishmen descended from Turkish farmers Many Irish may be able to trace their roots back to Turkey. Good morning everyone to a sunny St Patrick's day in Turkey. Staying with the connection, here's an interesting theory for you!
"16.03.2016 07:25:23" BarefootPlus Travel This could be your next holiday!
Karagol Lake in Artvin, #Turkey
www.barefootplustravel.com I have memories of seeing this lake and would love to get back to Artvin and the Northeast region of Turkey! The landscape of green mountains and small wooden houses is quite unlike the rest of the country. #memories #throwbackthursday
"13.03.2016 14:48:03" Timeline Photos One of the things I love about Turkey is their quirky and creative ways to make use of everything! Spotted these ingenious chair plantpot holders fixed to the wall in the Gelebec Cafe Restaurant of the small village of Güllübahçe, that is near Priene. Do
"13.03.2016 12:34:21" Turkish Painting Holidays All this is still there. Worth walking and exploring, so much better than a car. This is an interesting read to see Bodrum from a different perspective. There are some cool photographs there and you get to meet the woman behind them. Annie!
"12.03.2016 10:00:45" Timeline Photos An interesting read. Have you ever noticed how some Turkish women are stylish, while still covering up? Well, it is part of the Islamic Chic industry that last year made record profits and saw Western Brand names like Dolce & Gabbana, Tommy Hilfiger, and
"09.03.2016 10:12:28" Timeline Photos Good afternoon everyone! It's time for #wisdomwednesday and facts about Turkey. Did you know the tulips of Holland originated from Turkey? On that note, don't forget if you are in Istanbul next month, it is the annual tulip festival when millions of bulbs
"06.03.2016 12:50:33" Timeline Photos Bargain travel deal alert! A 7-night 8-day cruise of the Marmaris / Datca Peninsula is starting in price from just €259 including food! Offer by BarefootPlus Travel and more details here - https://www.barefootplustravel.com/seaside-delight-datca-marmaris
"05.03.2016 09:28:13" Timeline Photos An interesting read about the cultural coffee scene of Istanbul. Quote "Coffee has long been a favourite beverage in Turkey but now a new wave of artisanal coffee and coffee shops are sweeping Istanbul. As Istanbul becomes increasingly cosmopolitan and
"05.03.2016 06:35:11" hurriyetdailynews.com ARCHAEOLOGY - Ancient underground city in İzmit excites archaeology world A new excavation process will start in April in northwestern Turkey, where officials believe a huge ancient palace lies underground More exciting news about the history of Turkey. In April, excavation will start in the Izmit region of northwestern Turkey, where officials believe a huge ancient Roman palace lies
"04.03.2016 10:18:03" Turkish Tea Time ne = what
yaprak = leaf
yapra (-k) ğ +a = "for a leaf"
iki bin = two thousand
dolar = dollar
vermek = to give
ver + din = you gave
ama = but
bu = this
Gucci = Gucci So it is #followfriday and the recommended Facebook page to hook up with is Turkish Tea Time. Not only do they have some rather cute cartoons but they also make it easy to learn Turkish by breaking down the words and their meanings!
"03.03.2016 04:58:56" Power of Positivity And there is plenty of that in Turkey!! Who is booked up for summer and are you looking forward to your visit?
#fun #love #travel
"01.03.2016 09:26:25" Timeline Photos So apparently, there is a way to know if you are eating the best bakalva money can buy. Who knew this? Quote "Anyone who tastes baklava for the first time will automatically judge it on appearance and taste, yet baklava masters say there are other ways to
"27.02.2016 14:43:30" weloveist.com 10 Favourite Poems for Istanbul İstanbul is a bad romance for those who has been there once. We can not give up loving it even if there are so many times when it disappoints you, or put you out of temper. Still, the city of İstanbul is a crusty and lovely lover that we’ve yearned and For the lovers of Istanbul and poems by weloveist.com
"27.02.2016 07:28:53" Timeline Photos Good morning everyone - It's #socialsaturday and a beautiful day to share photographs. This stunning photo is a bird's eye view of Olu Deniz beach and the famous Blue Lagoon that features on many postcards of the country. I think the beach is one of the
"26.02.2016 13:51:09" BarefootPlus Travel Happy Friday everyone!
A spectacular shot of the friday prayer at the #mosque in #istanbul #Turkey
www.barefootplustravel.com What a fantastic photo. Look closely. It's a bird's eye view of people praying in a big mosque of Istanbul!
"26.02.2016 08:47:41" Photos from Turkish Travel's post How the rich and famous of Turkey live! If you have nearly 6 million pounds spare, you can grab this bargain seafront mansion for sale in the upmarket Turkish resort of Turkbuku on the Bodrum peninsula. I don't think even a Turkish lottery win would cover
"25.02.2016 07:45:05" Timeline Photos Unbelievable! - This article that talks about conmen and fraud in Istanbul tells the story of Osman Ziya Sülün, the city's most notorious conman. Operating in Istanbul between the 1950s and 1960s, he even sold the historical and famous Galata tower to
"24.02.2016 15:47:26" Photos from Turkish Travel's post I made an impromptu visit to the small resort of Akbuk on a windy Sunday. There isn't much to do there but I love the harbour and reading names on all the small boats tied up. Like other places in Turkey, as the village / town grows it climbs up the
"20.02.2016 07:56:35" Timeline Photos An exciting new concept in 2016 for the Bodrum region. Drop-in day and weekend painting classes for novice and experienced artists! If you've never tried painting before but want to give it a go, tutors are on-hand to get you started. If you paint as a
"18.02.2016 07:55:19" AŞK-I Istanbul Ankara'daki patlamada ölenlere Allahtan rahmet, yakınlarına başsağlı diliyor ve terörü lanetliyoruz...:( For the people of Ankara....
"17.02.2016 09:38:20" Timeline Photos What's so great about Belek? Well, it is the golfing capital of Turkey and the courses have hosted world famous players such as Tiger Woods!
More about the region from Turkey Homes here : http://www.turkeyhomes.com/turkey-info/belek-area-guide
"17.02.2016 04:17:52" amazon.com Captivating Cappadocia: The Comprehensive Guidebook to the Heart of Turkey Everything you need to maximize your time in this unique region is at your fingertips in this guidebook. Where to stay, what to do and see, which tours are worth the money, the details on each hot air balloon company, what to eat, how to get around and Free for 24 hours only! Duke Dillard has released his Captivating Cappadocia Guide book on Kindle giving detailed information to plan a trip in the region. It is jam packed with 477 pages of information and you can get it on Amazon now. All Duke asks in
"15.02.2016 14:11:19" aa.com.tr Turkey’s first submarine trips aim to revive tourism Amid regional problems Turkish entrepreneurs find alternative ways to attract tourists Ok - this is definitely something to watch out for, if you are headed to Antalya. You could go in Nemo, a new 48-seater submarine. The guided underwater tours could start in April from the coastal city of Alanya, in an effort to revive tourism. If anyone
"15.02.2016 12:25:37" theguideistanbul.com Audrey Hepburn’s love affair with Istanbul, explained by her son Besides the usual chocolates and flowers, Valentine's Day can also be a time to tell our own stories of romance and reflect on what love really means to us. An interesting read. Quote "As well as a future husband, Audrey found something else in Istanbul that she would carry home with her – Turkish cuisine. The book Audrey at Home, by Ferrer’s half-brother Luca Dotti, gives one of Audrey’s favorite recipes as
"15.02.2016 06:30:27" Bodrum and Beyond Photography Photographs from Bodrum and surrounding area. Recommended Facebook page to follow - Bodrum and Beyond Photography for nostalgic and current day pictures. Run by local resident Annie, who portrays Aegean life through her photos, she says "After 25 years of wandering around the Bodrum Peninsula with my
"14.02.2016 08:35:43" turkishtravelblog.com Visiting the Bodrum Peninsula of Turkey : Area Travel Guide An area travel guide to visiting the Bodrum Peninsula of Turkey including holiday resorts, what to do and further reading resources on restaurants, bars and hotels. Updated and rewritten - the Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide. At nearly 2000 words, it is quite extensive but let me know if I've missed anything out.
"13.02.2016 17:28:01" Timeline Photos Photo Focus - Stunning Fethiye. What's not to like about the place?
Image Credit : Turkey Homes
Article - http://www.turkeyhomes.com/blog/post/lifes-a-beach-in-fethiye
"12.02.2016 17:34:01" Timeline Photos Article by Tolga Ertukel about the best places in Turkey for shopping fanatics and the best buys. He says the shopping malls of Istanbul, and Antalya, Bodrum and Fethiye. Do you agree?
Read more here : http://www.turkeyhomes.com/blog/post/shop-un
"12.02.2016 06:58:03" dailysabah.com Pink taxis to hit the streets in central Turkey Pink taxis to hit the streets in central Turkey Pink Taxis are coming to Turkey! Very few details as yet but hopefully it takes off.
Reported by the Daily Sabah " A taxicab stand in central Turkey was given the green light to introduce "pink taxis" in the city which would be driven by women and
"09.02.2016 17:11:00" Timeline Photos Destination spotlight : Gorgeous beaches, historical ruins and a vibrant social scene have made Alanya one of Turkey’s most popular destinations but time flies by because I've just realized the last time I visited it was 2005. I should imagine it has
"09.02.2016 08:45:35" Turkish Archaeological News Photos of ancient cities and news about archaeological discoveries in the area of Turkey and nearby regions. One for the history lovers of Turkey. Providing really interesting snippets of information about historical sites and new developments in the history world
"08.02.2016 08:45:25" dailysabah.com 4,000 year-old shipwreck belonging to Minoans found in Turkey 4,000 year-old shipwreck belonging to Minoans found in Turkey You see - this is why I love the history of Turkey. So much of it is still to be discovered!
Turkish researchers have discovered a 4,000 year-old shipwreck in Marmaris Hisarönü Gulf in the Mediterranean. Professor Abdurrahman Harun Özdaş, from Doku
"08.02.2016 07:39:54" Timeline Photos Travel Memories - One of my favourite places I've been to in Turkey is the North-East Black Sea region. The traditional Laz and Hemsin communities live in-among copious amounts of greenery. Wandering the neighborhoods near Firtina Vadisi, we came acr
"07.02.2016 07:24:18" Timeline Photos I love Bodrum - Hub of the Turkish Riviera and playground for the rich and famous of Turkey. However, look closely and you will still find traces of its simple history and for this reason, it is also a great destination for budget travellers. If you
"04.02.2016 16:55:01" Timeline Photos In summer, I love pulling into the cafes and restaurants serving large spreads like this for breakfast. They are delicious and an enjoyable experience if you are with friends. Image credit : Turkey Homes who also list their favourite Turkish dishes
"02.02.2016 15:28:01" turkishtravelblog.com Blue Voyage: Everyone's a Thief but Only Some Get Caught Most books that I read about Turkey normally have one of two themes. They either talk about historical facts, which has become a passion of mine or purely focus on lives of expats in the country. So reading the storybook called Blue Voyage by Diana R Just finished my latest book review and this crime fiction story based on the Med coast, Istanbul and Cappadocia regions of Turkey is a must-read. Called "Blue Voyage: Everyone's a thief but only some get caught," I thoroughly enjoyed it from start t
"29.01.2016 07:23:57" Timeline Photos The Antalya region of Turkey. Do you love it or hate it? Would you recommend that people visit it for a holiday?
Image Credit : Tolga Ertukel @ Turkey Homes - http://www.turkeyhomes.com/turkey-info/antalya-area-guide
"28.01.2016 19:00:01" Timeline Photos An article on PT about 9 Incredible Turkish landscapes and interesting to see, they mention Amasya that is rarely featured in mainstream travel guides. Quote "Amasya’s long history is almost as captivating as the Ottoman houses that line the banks of
"27.01.2016 16:07:00" Timeline Photos Dates for your diary if you like the history of Turkey. Gertrude Bell is best known for her travels in Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia but as a young woman she spent a lot of time in what is
now Turkey. In 2015 travel writer Pat Yale set out to retrace
"26.01.2016 16:00:02" arkadaslik-yachting.com Terrorism in Turkey | Is It Safe to Travel to Turkey? A couple of days ago, I was having a conversation with my parents about the recent terrorist attack in Istanbul which killed nine German tourists. "Are you worried about terrorism in Turkey?” they asked. “Yes,” I replied, “but not for reasons you mig My good friend Sue over at Arkadaslik Yachting has written this article about terrorism in Turkey, a subject that affects all of us who love the country. She lives here all year round so it is written from personal experience. For those of you who a
"25.01.2016 17:15:01" Timeline Photos And that is why I refuse to drive in the North-east of Turkey! Users of the Dangerous Roads website have voted the D915 Bayburt road in the Trabzon region, the most dangerous in the world.
Quote "This extreme gravel road was built in 1916 by Russi
"23.01.2016 15:57:59" Timeline Photos Today, at the local market, I was overjoyed to find my favourite Milas olives made by one particular supplier who gets them tasting like perfection. This type is juicy, so soft and not bitter like others. Do you like Turkish olives?
"21.01.2016 05:30:26" Timeline Photos Photo and article submission for the "We Love Istanbul" feature. The Pera Museum of Istanbul holds one of the country's most expensive painting that sold in 2004 for 3.5 million USD. Look closely and you will see the Tortoise Trainer painted by the f
"20.01.2016 05:55:19" Timeline Photos Readers submission for We love Istanbul. The Valens Aqueduct is a Roman aqueduct which was the major water-providing system of the Eastern Roman capital of Constantinople (modern Istanbul, Turkey). Completed by Roman Emperor Valens in the late 4th c
"19.01.2016 07:27:28" Timeline Photos Readers submission for the "We love Istanbul" feature is street musicians on Istiklal Avenue. Submitted by Budget Travel Talk, you can see more of their photos and read about their visit here - http://www.budgettraveltalk.com/2014/08/07/ten-reasons-
"18.01.2016 16:52:01" Timeline Photos Readers submission to the "We love Istanbul" feature. A stunning sunset view from the rooftops. You really can't get better than this! (Image submitted by Turkey Homes)
"18.01.2016 10:10:19" hurriyetdailynews.com LOCAL - Flights, ferries canceled in Istanbul due to snow storm Heavy snowfall has severely affected transportation in Istanbul as flights and ferries were canceled and schools were closed by a snow storm that is expected to continue until late Jan. 19 Hello everyone - If you are traveling to or from Istanbul, double check all flight arrangements!
"17.01.2016 07:00:00" shoyusugar.smugmug.com Istanbul, Turkey For recommendations of things to do, see and EAT in Istanbul, please visit www.ShoyuSugar.com/Turkey Reader's submission for the "We love Istanbul" feature. A very artistic street art mural on the side of an old building. Image credit goes to Malia Yoshioka and you can see more of her photos by clicking on the link. Thanks Malia!
"16.01.2016 07:46:03" Timeline Photos Good morning everyone and welcome to the weekend - Starting today and running for one week, I'm featuring photos from around the Internet of one of the best and most iconic cities in the world ; Istanbul. Today's photo is nostalgic simplicity at Turk
"12.01.2016 09:27:58" hurriyetdailynews.com LOCAL - Explosion in Istanbul's Sultanahmet, injuries reported An explosion occurred on Jan. 12 in Istanbul’s touristic Sultanahmet neighborhood, reportedly causing injuries Readers - Stay alert if you are in Istanbul at the moment and call friends or family that may be worried about you.
"12.01.2016 07:14:28" turkishtravelblog.com The Massive Guide to Expat Living in Turkey The topic of expats in Turkey is a controversial discussion at the best of times. Scattered across the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts as well as in Istanbul and Ankara, we have firmly made our mark on the country. In certain areas like Didim, the Br New post : I've combined all the most frequent questions about expat living in Turkey into one massive guide. Have a look and let me know if you think anything should be added. Hope you enjoy
"08.01.2016 16:31:01" turkishtravelblog.com Adrift in Istanbul: Waiting for the Tulips to Bloom Anyone who has made the transition from holidaymaker to expat in Turkey will testify how nerve racking those early days can be. The language barrier and immersion into a new culture that is strange at the best of times can be difficult to handle, eve First of the recommended summer time reading series - Waiting for the Tulips to Bloom : Adrift in Istanbul by Lisa Morrow who tells her story of moving to Istanbul to become a full-time citizen.
Read more here : http://turkishtravelblog.com/adrift-
"07.01.2016 12:05:19" goodreads.com Book giveaway for Turkey Street: Jack and Liam Move to Bodrum by Jack Scott Jan 06-Feb 14, 2016 Enter to win one of 1 free copy available. Giveaway dates from Jan 06-Feb 14, 2016. Enter for the chance to win Turkey Street, Jack and Liam move to Bodr... A book giveway for the hugely popular Turkey Street: Jack and Liam Move to Bodrum. Grab your deckchair for a whirlwind tour of love and duty, passion and betrayal, broken hearts and broken bones, dirty politics and the dawn of a new Ottoman era. Ente
"06.01.2016 09:13:46" wanderlustcircle.com The Best Places to Travel in 2016 (According to 297 Travel Bloggers) - WANDERLUST CIRCLE If you’re planning on doing some traveling in 2016, you’re in for a treat with this one! 297 incredible travel bloggers contributed to help us all decide where to go and what to see in this amazing world we live in. Keep in mind, this isn’t your typi Along with 296 other travel bloggers, we've compiled this list of the best places to travel in 2016 and I submitted Istanbul of course!
If you need ideas, take a look because you can search by interests, continents, or the top 30! Let me know what y
"05.01.2016 15:31:01" Timeline Photos Just for fun day - Finish the sentence. I love Istanbul because.....
(Image credit - Turkey Homes)
"03.01.2016 08:19:34" turkishtravelblog.com The Isa Bey Mosque Of Selcuk : Turkish Travel Blog Finding the Isa Bey Mosque of Selcuk, Turkey was easier than expected. Dating from the 14th century, it is a place of worship and tourist attraction Good morning everyone. Today's post is about a visit to the ancient Isa Bey mosque of Selcuk near Ephesus.
"02.01.2016 16:00:00" Timeline Photos One of my travel goals for 2016 is to return to Istanbul so my friend Tolga sent me his article on the different districts. If you like exploring neighborhoods, this is a great description of some of them in Istanbul. Bohemian Cihangir, cool Karaköy
"01.01.2016 17:45:01" turkishtravelblog.com Cave of the Seven Sleepers at Ephesus Visiting the cave of the seven sleepers near the ancient ruins of Ephesus, (one of the biggest cities of the Roman Empire) was a disappointment. I had previously read many websites describing graves, a church and ancient inscriptions on the wall, yet The cave of the seven sleepers near the ancient ruins of Ephesus - Unfortunately I can't see what the fuss is about!
Read more here : http://turkishtravelblog.com/cave-seven-sleepers-ephesus-kusadasi/
"31.12.2015 05:30:48" Timeline Photos Good morning everyone for what is the last day of 2015. I hope you all have a fantastic night and are able to welcome in 2016 with joy, peace and love. Have a good one everybody. xxxxx
"30.12.2015 09:38:53" todayszaman.com Turkish Airlines cancels İstanbul flights as snow storms loom Turkish Airlines cancelled 142 flights to and from İstanbul and warned of further »» Even if you are booked with another airline, it's worth checking up on schedules as Istanbul braces itself for heavy snowfall
"28.12.2015 16:00:00" turkishtravelblog.com Walking the Sacred Path of Miletus Walking the sacred path of Miletus was an immense physical achievement for me. Not only did I do it with a raging hangover, garnered from a heavy night before, but as well as the long distance of 14 kilometers, the rugged path is a winding route of g One of my favourite moments of 2015 is when I joined up with distinguished Turkish Travel author Pat Yale and Erkin, a local guide in Akkoy, to walk the sacred path of Miletus, an achievement in itself because it is 14 kilometers long!
"26.12.2015 17:45:01" turkishtravelblog.com House of the Virgin Mary : Kusadasi, Selcuk, Turkey The house of the Virgin Mary near ancient Ephesus in Kusadasi, Turkey is believed to be where she lived and died. Visit the chapel, drink holy water and see the wishing wall Updated photos and information for the house of the Virgin Mary near Ephesus. Have you been?
"25.12.2015 17:18:40" hurriyetdailynews.com RELIGION - Christmas Eve celebrated across Turkey The holy night of Christmas was celebrated across Turkey late Dec. 24, gathering people of all religions and cultures visiting from around the world How Xmas Eve was celebrated in Turkey - Hope all of you celebrating had a good day xxx
"23.12.2015 11:21:05" propertyturkey.com Make Unforgettable Memories on New Year’s Eve in Istanbul Declared by Time Out magazine, as one of the best cities in the world to see in the New Year, here is our guide to seeing in the New Year in Istanbul Cameron Deggin on his choices of what to do in Istanbul at New Year. If you have a favourite place or tip to share, let us all know below.
"19.12.2015 06:32:25" turkishtravelblog.com Santa Claus lived in Turkey as St Nicholas : Turkish Travel Blog Santa Claus is not a Christmas myth but a real person who lived in Turkey. He began life as St Nicholas in the town of Patara and this is his story. From the archives but always a popular article at this time of year. Merry Xmas everyone....
"18.12.2015 12:03:20" turkishtravelblog.com The Ruins of Priene Ancient City : Theatre and Temple About the ruins of the ancient city of Priene, respected for its temple, theatre, as well as the Priene Calendar and Inscription I loved visiting ancient Priene, a city connected to the military conqueror Alexander the Great. It has an impressive theatre and a temple overlooking the Soke Plains. Have you been?
Read more here : http://turkishtravelblog.com/ancient-priene-cit
"15.12.2015 09:07:59" turkishtravelblog.com Budget Boutique Hotels in Istanbul : Turkish Travel Blog Istanbul, one of the top cities in the world, probably gains its popularity because of the wide diversity it offers in restaurants, bars, shopping, nightlife, food and, of course, accommodation. Luxury hotels offering the best service in overnight st One to bookmark if you plan to visit Istanbul and are looking for decent budget hotels.
"09.12.2015 15:00:01" turkishtravelblog.com Dilek National Park, 2 Angry Boars and a Cave Dilek National Park near Kusadasi, Turkey has beaches, walking trails and an abundance of wildlife including wild boars. I'm fortunate to live within an hours drive of this national park near Kusadasi on the Aegean coast of Turkey. Have you been to Dilek?
"09.12.2015 09:39:27" propertyturkey.com 10 reasons to visit Turkey this winter Turkey's not merely a country of sun, sea and sand. Visit Turkey during the off-season months and you'll be surprised at how much is on offer. Cameron Deggin lists his reasons to visit Turkey in the winter including some rather unusual suggestions. Going under the knife, skiing and cooking lessons!
Do you visit Turkey in the winter?
"06.12.2015 07:00:00" turkishtravelblog.com Books About Turkey the Country : Travel, Novels and History Recommended books about Turkey the country including travel guides, novels, historical, expat living and personal accounts of life in Turkey My reading list of potential Xmas presents for friends and family that love Turkey. Includes novels, guidebooks and historical tales.
"05.12.2015 08:47:34" turkishtravelblog.com Turkey Blogs : Expat, Travel, Food, Cooking, Photo & Life The top ten Turkey blogs including travel, expat, photo, life, food, history, news and travel. This list is updated as and when. Updated list of blogs about Turkey to read in your free time. If you know of any that are not on the list, please put them below.
"26.11.2015 09:39:35" Trabzon/Çaykara-Uzungöl Harika sümela klibi .. Unfortunately Sumela monastery is now closed for renovations, expected to take at least a year but if you want an inside view of the historical building in Trabzon, this video is fantastic!
"25.11.2015 12:23:26" propertyturkey.com 9 habits of highly happy expats in Turkey Expats in Turkey share their top tips for finding happiness abroad. Some of the answers might surprise you. An article by Cameron Deggin and one for anyone thinking about moving to Turkey. I agree with the 9 habits. Do you? http://www.propertyturkey.com/blog-turkey/9-habits-of-highly-happy-expats-in-turkey
"22.11.2015 14:00:19" turkishtravelblog.com Iasos : The Forgotten City of Bodrum, Turkey When it comes to fame and glory, Iasos is one of the humble historical sites of Turkey. It normally receives no more than a paragraph mention by websites and guidebooks and this problem has been officially recognized by the head of the excavation tea New Post : When it comes to fame and glory, Iasos is one of the humble historical sites of Turkey, yet to locals and expats of the Bodrum peninsula, Iasos is a small but cherished historical landmark.
Read more here : http://turkishtravelblog.com/i
"18.11.2015 11:46:05" mer-ka-bah.com Ozlem’s Christmas offer - mer-ka-bah Happiness is a meal shared...What better way to celebrate this festive season than to connect with your loved ones over a special meal?Studies have... Heads up for the Turkish foodie fans! The extremely wonderful Turkish food blogger Ozlem Warren is giving 50% off her Turkish cookery course. This course would make a wonderful Christmas gift to any foodie, interested in Turkish cookery, with step by
"16.11.2015 12:26:11" wendyperrin.com 7 Keys to Traveling Without Fear Despite Terrorist Attacks This weekend’s terrorist attacks in Paris underscore that we’re living in a world where anything can happen at any time. But the answer is not to stay home. A recent article by Wendy Perrin that the more apprehensive travellers among us may find useful.
"13.11.2015 17:51:32" turkishtravelblog.com How To Take Better Photos While Travelling When you travel somewhere, it’s natural to want to take better photos but not all photos are created equal. Here’s how to preserve memories with high-quality pictures. This article is for those who want to improve their travel photos with tips such as the rule of thirds, lighting and even how to take a great selfie!
Read more here : http://turkishtravelblog.com/take-better-photos/
"10.11.2015 04:43:56" Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Atatürk'ümüzün cenaze töreninde gözyaşlarını tutamayan askerlerimiz, kadınlarımız, çocuklarımız... tüm fotoğraflara bakalım değerli üyeler.!
"...Gitti her ocağın söndü alevi
Yeryüzü dediğin bir ölü evi
Cihan türbe olsa almaz o devi
Türklük yüreğini Good morning everyone. What's happening in Turkey today? Well, at 09.05am, there will be a minutes silence because it is the anniversary of the death of Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who passed away in 1938.
More by the Guide Istanbul her
"09.11.2015 09:56:50" dailysabah.com Latest on Pitt-Jolie: Hollywood power couple buys villa in Turkey Latest on Pitt-Jolie: Hollywood power couple buys villa in Turkey Well of course they would buy in Turkey. It is a brilliant place to have a holiday!
"09.11.2015 07:46:58" Timeline Photos Just for fun day. Finish the sentence : I love Turkey because......
"07.11.2015 11:23:47" hurriyetdailynews.com LOCAL - Turkey to turn back clocks one hour on Nov 8 Daylight Saving Time in Turkey will end on Nov. 8, two weeks after the rest of the world switched its clocks back A reminder incase you have forgotten and especially for anyone travelling in Turkey tonight, that the clocks will be turned back by one hour at 4 a.m., which will then become 3 a.m. on Sunday morning, Nov. 8
"06.11.2015 10:15:41" Kahramanmaraş Dondurması Dondurmacı dediğin neşeli olmalı ;)
A.B.D / Las Vegas
A.Tanrıverdi This Turkish man could quite possibly be the happiest ice-cream seller in the world!
"04.11.2015 08:48:40" turkeytravelcentre.com For anyone planning to book a trip to Turkey. The Turkey Travel Centre are holding their annual November sale which gives 8% discount on all bookings made this month. Browse the site for their tours and then contact them if you want to take advantage
"02.11.2015 07:23:18" propertyturkey.com 10 haunting abandoned villages The eerie ghost town of Kayakoy is far from alone in the world. Join us on a journey around 10 of the world's most atmospheric abandoned villages. 10 Abandoned and Haunting Villages around the World and number 1 is the Ghost Village of Kayakoy on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey!
"31.10.2015 16:05:00" turkishtravelblog.com Uchisar: The Supreme Peak of Cappadocia Uchisar is in Cappadocia, Turkey. Visit Uchisar castle, Peri Cave Cafe, My Old House, the Jandarma cave office and chat with the locals. Updated following my return visit - Uchisar, a small village of Cappadocia is mostly renowned for two things; luxury hotels and an ugly castle that is the highest point in the region.
"30.10.2015 07:10:00" turkishtravelblog.com Ibrahimpasa has much the same historical background as many small villages of Turkey. Before the 1920s, it had a thriving community of Greeks and Turks. Obviously over the years, residents have left and most of the houses have crumbled. Showing signs
"29.10.2015 18:00:00" propertyturkey.com Did you know there are more than 50 versions of kebab in Turkey? Straying away from the Durum version sold cheaply on street corners, how many of these have you tried? I'm proud to say all of them!
"29.10.2015 08:56:09" change.org Dr. M. Sani Şener, CEO TAV: All year round flights to Bodrum-Milas airport from UK regions. We the undersigned congratulate TAV on their takeover of Bodrum-Milas airport and wish them well in their vision to make it Turkey's 4th. largest, moving up from 6th. position. There are many thousands of "Yabancis" / tourists who either live or trav An online petition that some UK readers might be interested in. Following the recent take over by TAV of Bodrum airport, holiday makers and property owners are petitioning for more flights all year round to / from Bodrum, especially the regional airp
"29.10.2015 08:26:27" Timeline Photos On this day, 92 years ago, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, known as the father of Turks declared Turkey to be a republic. Events across the country to celebrate this national holiday seem to be low-key given recent events but still have a good day everyone. x
"28.10.2015 15:41:00" turkishtravelblog.com Standoff in the Byzantine Chapel of Açik Saray Açik Saray translates into Open Palace and it is in the Gulsehir region of Cappadocia, Turkey. It dates from the 10th or 11th century and includes churches, wineries and other manmade structures. Açik Saray, in the Cappadocia region translates into Open Palace and it is a marvelous Byzantine settlement but unfortunately my visit did not go to plan!
Read more here : http://turkishtravelblog.com/acik-saray-gulsehir-cappadocia-turkey/
"28.10.2015 05:31:37" Timeline Photos Good morning everyone. At 1pm today, Turkey will be starting the annual national holiday for Republic Day. It last for 35 hours but this year it has been extended to include Friday the 30th as well. Banks and government offices will be closed. Then o
"26.10.2015 10:06:23" Didim Voices Good morning folks.
157 - a 24/7 helpline for foreigners (in Turkish, English, Russian and Arabic) .
The DGMM - the Ministry overseeing residence permits - is offering a helpline - 157 from inside Turkey - for foreigners on exit and entry, and As reported by the Didim Voices newspaper, this is one for expats in Turkey. 157 - a 24/7 helpline for foreigners (in Turkish, English, Russian and Arabic) .
The DGMM - the Ministry overseeing residence permits - is offering a helpline - 157 from i
"26.10.2015 07:58:43" independent.co.uk What time is it now? Why no one in Turkey knows for sure For most of the countries which operate daylight saving time during the summer, Sunday morning’s changing of the clocks went ahead without much commotion. But in Turkey, the government’s decision to delay the addition of an hour because of the countr A top trend on Twitter yesterday was "What time is it now?" #turkey If you're in Turkey, have you managed to get your head around it?
"26.10.2015 06:52:34" Kalkan Turkish Local News Make Kalkan Turkish Local News your window on Kalkan. 100% genuine. No fakes. You can Tweet us @KTLNKalkan. Recommended Facebook page to follow! This one is for anyone who plans to visit Kalkan or simply loves the resort because it is beautiful!
"23.10.2015 14:00:02" Timeline Photos A reminder incase you didn't already know. We like to do things different in Turkey :) Therefore, the clocks won't be going back this weekend. It has instead been delayed by 2 weeks to the 8th of November.
"22.10.2015 15:31:01" turkishtravelblog.com Following the Ghost Rider in Zelve Valley Turkish Travel Blog - My Travels Around Turkey The open air museum of Zelve tells much the same story as other places in Cappadocia. Previously a monastery retreat from the 9th to the 13th centuries, in later years, Turks and Greeks lived side by side in the caves, carved out of the soft volcanic What did I do at Zelve Valley in Cappadocia? Retraced the footsteps of Nicholas Cage!
Read more here : http://turkishtravelblog.com/zelve-valley-open-air-museum-cappadocia-turkey/
"21.10.2015 12:59:48" dailysabah.com Cappadocias balloons safer than ever Hot air balloons, the jewels of the Cappadocian sky, provide hundreds of people with one of the worlds greatest views every day. The first balloon hospital in Turkey now ensures that flying in a hot air balloon over Cappadocia is safer than ever This will interest those with travel plans for Cappadocia. Turkey's first balloon hospital. Quote ""We can say that our facility has eliminated 90 percent of the security concerns about the hot air balloons operating in the Cappadocia region," said Ö
"21.10.2015 09:50:52" turkishtravelblog.com Where NOT to Take a Selfie : Turkish Travel Blog 12 people have died this year while taking selfies. Of course, it’s not the picture itself that kills, but the dangerous behavior surrounding it. As “extreme selfies” become more popular, too many people are taking unnecessary risks Hands up if you are a selfie addict! If so, be careful because it might be the last thing you do (Article in conjunction with Hipmunk)
"19.10.2015 12:45:13" turkishtravelblog.com About Goreme in Cappadocia Turkey : Turkish Travel Blog Goreme in Cappadocia, Turkey is famous for cave hotels, hot air balloon trips and the open air museum. It is the hub of Cappadocia for transport and accommodation Updated my Goreme post following my 3rd visit - Just can't get enough of the place. Have you been? If so, do you give it the thumbs up?
Read more : http://turkishtravelblog.com/goreme-cappadocia-turkey/
"15.10.2015 07:53:08" turkishtravelblog.com Has the Expat Bubble in Turkey Burst? Discussing the expat syndrome and how it applies to expats living in Turkey now. Has the bubble of living an idyllic live in a foreign country finally burst? My thoughts and musings about life in Turkey at the moment....
"13.10.2015 06:16:00" turkishtravelblog.com Sobesos : Small but Impressive and Full of Potential Sobesos is in the Cappadocia region of Turkey and it contains some of the best preserved ancient mosaics found in Turkey. The Sobesos excavation site in Cappadocia was small but worth visiting just to see the impressive Roman mosaics
"12.10.2015 15:13:01" turkishtravelblog.com Mustafapasa: The Greek Sinasos of Cappadocia Mustafapasa in the central Cappadocia region of Turkey is steeped in Greek Orthodox history, specifically the Ottoman years before the Turkish War of Independence in the early 20th century. I rather liked the small village of Mustafapasa that was previously named Sinasos. It has a rather quaint church and like many other small villages in western Turkey, a history with Greeks.
Read more here : http://turkishtravelblog.com/mustafapasa-
"11.10.2015 06:17:23" Timeline Photos Morning everyone. We've woken up to a sombre mood in Turkey following the dreadful events in Ankara yesterday. Incase you are not aware the country is now in a 3-day mourning period.
If you are here at the moment or plan to visit, be aware that the
"10.10.2015 07:33:09" Timeline Photos Another honest look at life in Turkey by Cameron Deggin
11 things that will surprise you about living in Turkey - http://www.propertyturkey.com/blog-turkey/11-things-that-will-surprise-you-about-living-in-turkey#
"10.10.2015 06:26:59" Timeline Photos Stunning! By photographer Scotty Graham. You can see more of his work about the hot air balloons of Cappadocia here - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3266202/Turkish-delight-Stunning-photographs-capture-spectacular-dawn-armada-H
"08.10.2015 09:41:44" turkishtravelblog.com How Did the Residents of Mazi Underground City Stay Sane? Exploring an underground city sounds exciting, but the truth is that when you have seen one, you have seen them all. The central Anatolia region of Cappadocia has hundreds of them, a testament to the historical timeline of that area. Citizens retreat Mazi underground city in Cappadocia. One of the stops on a Blue tour of Cappadocia, aimed specifically at repeat visitors.
"07.10.2015 07:14:36" Timeline Photos Good morning people - Can anyone help me to answer this reader's question? Bill asks "Merhaba , I have a prosthetic leg. I've a disability. My Rough Guide to Istanbul informs me that people with a disability have free access to public transport. I am
"06.10.2015 09:14:41" Timeline Photos Photo Slot - The friendly simit seller of Istanbul!
"01.10.2015 06:36:30" Photos from Turkish Travel's post Photo Slot : The Beehive Houses of Harran. How cool is that bedroom?!
"29.09.2015 10:46:58" turkishtravelblog.com 6 Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants in Istanbul Any vegetarian headed to Istanbul can relax because Turkish food is already vegetarian friendly, and Istanbul has many vegetarian-friendly restaurants to visit. A guest post on the blog and one that vegetarian travelers headed to Istanbul, will find useful
#food #istanbul #turkey #turkish
"29.09.2015 09:29:24" propertyturkey.com 11 Weird and wonderful Turkish proverbs If you can't eat the meat of every bird, is it better to carry a cow in your pocket? How many of these unusual Turkish proverbs do you know? Another fantastic article by Cameron Deggin about Turkish proverbs!
"28.09.2015 06:00:42" Timeline Photos Photo Slot : The rather unusual ancient ruins of Dara. The Mesopotamian ruins of Dara were a strong fortress for the Romans and one of the most populated areas in ancient Mesopotamia. They are located near the Syrian border.
"27.09.2015 05:09:09" voicesnewspaper.com All for one, one for all Andy Probert’s first part of the Didim Syrian Box appeal’s visit to the camp at Torbali VAN loaded and four cars filled to the gunnels and ready to roll. The day to deliver had arrived.… In Didim this month, a team of expats put together the Didim Syrian Box Appeal. Collecting donated items such as nappies, dry food and long-life milk, they went yesterday to a camp in Torbali to distribute the boxes to Syrian refugee families. You ca
"26.09.2015 10:20:53" turkishtravelblog.com The Three Names of Pasabag Valley I had returned to Pasabag Valley, in Cappadocia. Known for its mushroom shaped rocks, it is also called Monks Valley or the General's vineyard New article on Pasabag Valley, or is it Monk's Valley or is it the General's vineyard!?
"25.09.2015 07:33:42" dailysabah.com Sümela Monastery to undergo restoration for one year Sümela Monastery to undergo restoration for one year Something to be aware of, if you have travel plans for the North-east. The magnificent Sumela Monastery is closed for 1 year!
"23.09.2015 11:48:39" todayszaman.com Unusual scenes in resort town as flash floods wreak havoc in Bodrum A massive amount of rain late on Tuesday caused flash floods in Turkey's tourist »» Not good news!
A massive amount of rain late on Tuesday caused flash floods in Turkey's tourist resort town of Bodrum, inundating the area with so much water that cars were floating in the streets.
"23.09.2015 08:02:52" Timeline Photos Plenty of beaches in Turkey to do this! I would choose Patara. Which beach would you head to?
"23.09.2015 06:36:00" fethiyetimes.com Kurban Bayram – The Feast of Sacrifice Eid al-Adha, or Kurban Bayramı as it is known in Turkey, is one of the most important festivals in the Islamic calendar. Good morning everyone...Preparations will start today for the 4 day Kurban Bayram festival. This article by the Fethiye Times explains everything you need to know
"22.09.2015 07:56:07" propertyturkey.com 11 questions first-time travellers ask about Turkey Travelling to Turkey for the first time? Wondering what you’ll encounter? We answer the most asked questions about travelling to Turkey as a tourist. By Cameron Deggin - For your first visit to Turkey, what questions did you ask?
"22.09.2015 06:38:30" turkishtravelblog.com What Are Passenger Rights For Delayed or Cancelled Flights? Air passenger rights under EU rules and circumstances of which flight delay or cancellation would qualify for compensation. A hot topic in the news at the moment is EU air passenger rights for delayed and cancelled flights. According to an independent survey, Turkey is the 4th worst country for inbound flight delays and cancellations from the UK!
"21.09.2015 08:28:24" turkishtravelblog.com Learn How To Speak Turkish : Free Online Courses Learn how to speak, read and write Turkish with the Hands on Turkish website offering free online courses to beginners and intermediate speakers of the language. Do you want to learn how to speak a couple of words of Turkish for your holidays? Or are you past the basics and want to advance to the next level? If so, these free online courses will help. I have spent the last week reviewing them and here is my r
"16.09.2015 08:09:54" turkishtravelblog.com The Camel of Devrent Valley Turkish Travel Blog - My Travels Around Turkey Devrent Valley is a small place on the outskirts of Goreme, the transport and tourism hub of Cappadocia. Unlike other valleys in the region, it doesn’t boast of the normal cave churches and I had no plans to visit there since public transport doesn’t Have you seen the camel of Imagination Viewpoint in Cappadocia?
"15.09.2015 07:21:52" Beths Adventure making new friends from all over the world ☺️ #brazil #istanbul #turkey #bethsadventure @engideias Have you heard about a young traveller called Beth? She is 11 years old and was born with brittle bone disease so she uses a wheelchair. That hasn't stopped her from travelling though and along with her mum, she has a bucket list of 101 things she wa
"15.09.2015 06:44:01" thebestofbursa.com The Web's Best Turkey Travel Tips | The Best of Bursa Here are what I consider to be some of the best Turkey travel tips on the web. These are a good starting place for the would-be Turkey traveler. So Dennis over at The Best of Bursa has put together this extremely useful list for travelling around Turkey. It includes articles on driving, travelling solo, culture, Turkish phrases and much more!
"14.09.2015 08:59:20" Timeline Photos This is the Yali mansion of Zeki Paşa, sitting on the Bosphorus of Istanbul. The last time it went up for sale, the reported price tag was 115 million USD! This great article on the WSJ talks about Turkey's Secret Mansion Market - http://www.wsj.com
"09.09.2015 09:26:46" turkishtravelblog.com Searching for my Photography Mentor Turkish Travel Blog - My Travels Around Turkey As a child, I have fond memories of a point and shoot camera, Kodak film reels and 4 days of waiting for Boots the Chemist to produce my photos. We always had that unnerving thought while waiting in eager anticipation that none of the photos would de So I have finally found myself a photography teacher in Turkey!
"08.09.2015 07:21:04" turkishtravelblog.com The Hotel I Want To Live In : Castle Inn of Cappadocia I want to move into the Castle Inn Hotel of Ortahisar, Cappadocia. There are many reasons why but the hospitality and unique vibes of the hotel are so luring A special offer for people who are planning a trip to Cappadocia. The Castle Inn of Ortahisar is offering a 10% discount to readers of the Turkish Travel Blog. Just quote the code TTB2015, when booking.
"07.09.2015 11:08:13" turkishtravelblog.com Best Things About a Blue Cruise on the Mediterranean Coast of Turkey Detailed description of one traveler’s highlights from a Fethiye to Olympos blue cruise along the Mediterranean Sea in Turkey Guest post from Lauren DeGarmo of Alaturka Cruises on what a Blue Cruise of the Mediterranean coast is like. Have you done one?
"06.09.2015 07:15:04" matadornetwork.com 30 awesome Turkish expressions to know before you go "You're the corner of my liver" (Ciğerimin köşesi). Nope, we're not being weird. This very anatomic description is actually used to describe someone very precious to you in Turkish! From Matador Network, especially for those of you that want to brush up on your Turkish!
"04.09.2015 06:03:51" Timeline Photos Photo Slot : The Pool of Abraham also known as Balikli Göl in Turkish. This pool is believed by Muslims to be the place where Abraham was thrown into the fire by Nimrod. Abraham is mentioned in three major religions, Christianity, Islam and Judaism b
"02.09.2015 05:00:01" Timeline Photos Photo Slot - The statue engravings of ancient Myra
"01.09.2015 15:45:01" Timeline Photos The spice shops of Turkey. They just can't be beat!
"01.09.2015 09:32:08" turkishtravelblog.com It’s Time to Meditate! Turkish Travel Blog - Travelling Around Turkey, One Place at a Time You might think meditation doesn’t play a part in Turkish society but look deeply and it is found in many traditions and customs. The tespi (prayer) beads, typically used by old men who sit all day in tea houses, are a counting tool to help the mind You might think meditation doesn’t play a part in Turkish society but look deeply and it is found in many traditions and customs. So I had no hesitation is signing up for a meditation and healing workshop in Altinkum.
"01.09.2015 05:17:40" propertyturkey.com 12 MORE unspoken Turkish rules you might not know Social customs and norms in Turkey. We’ve compiled a few more points about etiquette in Turkey. Have a read and see if you agree on these social customs. A follow up article by Cameron Deggin to the 12 unspoken rules of Turkish culture. Number 6 is definitely true! Just about every illness in Turkey is attributed to cold things. http://www.propertyturkey.com/blog-turkey/12-more-unspoken-turkish-rules-
"31.08.2015 06:15:51" Photo Slot : The Sarcophagus of Captain Eudemos can be found at the ancient ruins of Olympos on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. He was a sea faring man but little is known about him. A ship symbol on the front represents the goddess Aphrodite whos
"28.08.2015 05:18:52" ethnotraveler.com Day of the Goat Over a breakfast of tomatoes, cheese, olives, bread and hot, black tea, I asked Ergun what he had in mind. He spoke a word I don’t know, kırkım. It was the same word he had used on the phone the night before. “What’s a kırkım?” I asked. Loved this article on Ethno Traveller about shearing goats in Southwest Turkey. Quote "Most of these semi-nomadic goatherds live on the mountains all summer long. They’re isolated, scattered across slopes watching after flocks and herds. Yet there is
"25.08.2015 09:06:41" Photo Slot - The ancient ruins of Tlos, near Fethiye. On the far side of the city, in a steep cliff inaccessible by humans, is one tomb, said to be that of the Greek Mythology hero, Bellerophon and his immortal winged flying horse Pegasus
"21.08.2015 12:17:01" Photo slot : The ancient city walls and entrance gates to the old Lycian city of Patara
"21.08.2015 06:09:34" propertyturkey.com Common Tourist Scams to Avoid in Turkey What tourist scams can you expect to see in Turkey when you go on holiday? And how can you safeguard yourself against being scammed in Turkey? Not something we like to talk about but forewarned is forearmed! Common Tourist Scams by Cameron Deggin. Have you ever been the victim of a scam while travelling?
"20.08.2015 06:29:00" Photo Slot : Possibly the most photographed street in the gorgeous holiday resort of Kas
"19.08.2015 14:19:01" turkishtravelblog.com Saklikent Gorge and Canyon : The Hidden City of Turkey Saklikent Gorge is a popular day trip from Fethiye. Known as the deepest canyon in Turkey, it is a must-see site of the Mediterranean coast New Article : Why I'm not ticking Saklikent Canyon off my bucket list yet!
"19.08.2015 09:33:18" BacktoBodrum Blog BacktoBodrum Blog
Everything you ever wanted to know about Bodrum. (And some things you didn't) This weeks recommended Facebook page to follow is called Back to Bodrum. Tales of the Bodrum peninsula from 1982 to the present day, by a expat who has witnessed its progression into one of Turkey's most popular holiday spots.
"19.08.2015 07:29:52" wsj.com Why Istanbul Should Be Called Catstantinople In this ancient Turkish city once ruled by sultans and emperors, the real king is the humble alley cat. Now, Istanbul’s feline fetish is adapting to the digital age, with thousands following social media sites offering daily pictures of the city’s cu One for the cat lovers and people who plan to visit Istanbul! Quote "“Cats are central to the culture of old Istanbul,” said Nur Bulca, a 45-year-old designer “We grow up with cats in the house and on the street. We share the city with them.”
"19.08.2015 05:26:01" One of the best places to see the sunset in Turkey, is Kas on the Mediterranean coast!
"18.08.2015 06:02:02" ancient-origins.net Controversial Claim by Geologist: Mysterious tracks in Turkey caused by unknown civilization... In what is sure to cause controversy, a researcher has claimed that the mysterious and ancient ruts which crisscross the Phrygian Valley of Turkey were caused by an unknown and intelligent race betwee Ooooo. A new claim was made yesterday about the mysterious markings in the Phrygian Valley of central Turkey, that scientists cannot agree on. Geologist Dr Alexander Koltypin said we are not talking about human beings!
"18.08.2015 05:20:01" Photo Slot : There are two favoured ways to get to beautiful Simena. By boat or sea kayaking! I failed miserably at the second option! Have you done it?
(Read more : http://turkishtravelblog.com/sea-kayaking-turkey/)
"17.08.2015 08:25:10" turkishtravelblog.com Loving Old Cavusin & the Church of Saint John Turkish Travel Blog - Travelling Around Turkey,... Cavusin, in the Cappadocia region of Turkey is rarely featured in travel articles. If it does appear, it garners a couple of sentences before the author talks about other more well-known places such as Goreme, the transport and accommodation hub. For New post : Wonderful views and a stunning 5th century church in the old town of Cavusin, a place that I had never planned to visit so it was a wonderful surprise!
Read more here : http://turkishtravelblog.com/cavusin-church-cappadocia-turkey/
"17.08.2015 05:58:01" Photo Slot : One of the highlights of visiting the ancient ruins of Myra, on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, is the abundance of Lycian rock tombs. Traditionally, they were built in high up places so it was easier for the winged creature to take t
"17.08.2015 03:05:46" If you like reading about places in Turkey that are off the beaten track, you will enjoy this extremely interesting article in the NY Times about the Munzer Valley and it's locals.
"16.08.2015 08:49:57" Photo Slot - Cirali on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. A great place if you want to get off the beaten track and away from the crowds.
"15.08.2015 12:06:52" turkishtravelblog.com Goreme Open Air Museum in Cappadocia, Turkey : Photos and Travel Information Photos from the Goreme Open air museum, a UNESCO world heritage site in Cappadocia, Turkey. It has ancient cave churches, rude tour guides, expensive entrance fees, lack of toilets and they sell vile coffee. 5 years later and I returned to the Goreme Open Air Museum of Cappadocia, a UNESCO World Heritage site consisting of beautiful cave churches. This time, I did the tour differently!
"15.08.2015 06:42:49" propertyturkey.com 6 Weird and Strange Festivals in Turkey - Property Turkey 6 Weird and Strange Festivals in Turkey There is nothing the Turks like to do better than celebrate! Whether it is a family occasion, or an opportunity for the town to come together, they really pull out all the stops to make such events a roaring su One for the festival junkies, by Cameron Deggin! Includes men in leather pants, carrots and bucket loads of sand!
#turkey #festivals #strangebuttrue
"12.08.2015 06:35:03" huffingtonpost.com 9 Books To Read If You Find Yourself In Istanbul Istanbul is the setting that literary dreams are made of. The storied city straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosporus and has long been a cultural melting pot and political hotbed, shedding its 600 Especially for the book lovers! There are some new ones on this list for me, so maybe you can find your next read as well...
#turkey #istanbul #books
"10.08.2015 07:39:38" Culture Routes Society Turkey We are a not-for-profit NGO at the heart of the cultural route developments in Turkey based on principles of sustainable tourism. Welcome to our FB page! Recommended Facebook page to follow if you are interested in hiking, biking, horse-trails and sustainable tourism in Turkey. BTW - They also have a rather cool website that you can check out here http://cultureroutesinturkey.com/
"08.08.2015 08:21:47" turkishtravelblog.com 3 Surreal Places To Visit in Antalya : Turkish Travel Blog My 3 dreamlike places to visit in the Antalya region including the majestic mountain of Tahtali, the mythological flames of Chimaera and the fairytale ruins of Olympos Pleased to publish my project with Hipmunk about 3 dreamlike places to visit in Antalya including the fairytale ruins of Olympos, the mythological burning flames of Chimaera and the majestic Tahtali mountain. How many have you seen?
"07.08.2015 07:31:25" This photo was taken at the Didim Olive festival last year. The area has a strong history in the Olive industry and this bloke, along with others showed up wearing traditional costume to perform local folklore dances.
"05.08.2015 04:14:12" townandcountrymag.com The Most Beautiful Home In Istanbul On a hilltop in Istanbul, overlooking a sweep of the Bosphorus strait, sits a fantasy of Ottoman opulence, its rooms filled with the enticing secrets of Turkish bazaars. The Most Beautiful Home in Istanbul by Town & Country Mag. They have looked inside a restored Ottoman mansion of which the antiques and decor are mind-blowing. Loved the article. Check it out here - http://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-c
"03.08.2015 06:19:54" turkishtravelblog.com Pamukkale : Turkey's Most Popular Attraction My 2-day visit to Pamukkale, Turkey that includes many attractions including thermal pools, Hierapolis ruins, Cleopatra’s Pool, the village and Archeology Museum After 13 years, I finally made it back to Pamukkale, Turkey's most popular tourist attraction to explore the village, thermal pools, ruins of Hierapolis, museum and Cleopatra's pool!
"01.08.2015 05:42:02" dailysabah.com Temperatures to rise as climate ‘bad boy set to return Temperatures to rise as climate ‘bad boy set to return Be prepared everyone. A new heat wave will grip Turkey in the coming weeks with the El Nino weather phenomenon making a comeback. El Nino, that was last observed in 2009, which led to a drought in Turkey, emerged again in March, and will likely conti
"31.07.2015 12:02:55" turkishtravelblog.com A Painting Holiday in Turkey I spent a week on a painting holiday in Bodrum, Turkey and while I can't claim artist status just yet, it is a hobby that I am now addicted to. Last month, I headed off to Bodrum for a Turkish painting holiday which was throughly good fun and I would recommend it to anyone who simply wants to get creative! The full article is below.
"30.07.2015 06:40:03" dailysabah.com A bucket list for travel foodies in Turkey Traveling to Turkey is an adventure, but dining in the country is a completely diverse adventure on its own espacially if you are a travel foodie. As a gateway between the Middle East and Europe, you will find a wide range of dishes in Turkey because Love this article by Sena Alkan titled A Bucket List for Travel Foodies in Turkey. Includes a breakfast table from the eastern province of Van, pastries from the northwestern province of Eskişehir, Iskender from the northwestern province of Bursa and
"29.07.2015 06:39:28" propertyturkey.com The nine kinds of tourist you see in Turkey - Property Turkey With millions of tourists heading to Turkey every year to sample Turkish beaches, history, and culture, you are bound to come across certain types of touris No words needed but I can spot myself in number 8 and 9. Which one are you? :)
"24.07.2015 06:12:44" Travel guides often feature beaches and historical sites of Turkey but not the scenic green areas of Turkey like Savsat Sahara National Park in the East. I have fond memories of this place and would return in a heartbeat (Article from the archives -
"23.07.2015 07:51:57" turkishtravelblog.com The Armchair Traveller’s History of Istanbul : Turkish Travel Blog This book of an Armchair Traveller’s History of Istanbul, written by Richard Tillinghast is a marvelous story of personal experiences and historical facts My latest read that I throughly enjoyed and recommend, whether you are planning to visit Istanbul or stay glued to your armchair. :)
"21.07.2015 09:25:48" hurriyetdailynews.com Turkey’s Salt Lake turns crimson Turkey’s second largest lake, Tuz Gölü (Salt Lake), has turned crimson in a spectacular show of nature. Click through to see why. (Photos: Murat Öner TAŞ - Anadolu Agency) Turkey's 2nd largest lake has turned a crimson red! It is all good though and simply an act of Mother Nature
"17.07.2015 08:35:12" vimeo.com Istanbul- Constantinople Time Lapse This is "Istanbul- Constantinople Time Lapse" by huseyin on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. Istanbul not Constantinople! You won't be able to get the tune out of your head after watching this brilliant time-lapse video of daily life in Turkey's biggest city. Enjoy xxx
"17.07.2015 03:21:39" earthlaughsinflowers.info Şeker Bayram (Sugar Holiday) | Ramazan Holiday At end of Ramazan the holy month for Muslims and the Sugar Holiday begins (Şeker Bayram). Şeker Bayram is a time for families to celebrate.. Good morning everyone and Iyi Bayramlar to you because it is the start of the Şeker Bayram holiday, here in Turkey - For more info about it, have a read of Kerry's experience over at Earth Laughs in Flowers http://www.earthlaughsinflowers.info/turkis
"12.07.2015 05:28:55" propertyturkey.com 13 unspoken Turkish rules you might not know - Property Turkey Turkey has a set of social rules to live by. We give you a heads up on some of the social customs you might encounter - and how to handle each situation. My good friend Cameron Deggin has written an article about 13 social etiquette rules about Turkey that you might not know. I didn't know 3 of them! How many do you already know?
"09.07.2015 05:27:43" One of the lesser known beaches of Turkey is Cirali / Olympos. Ideal if you want to get away from the crowds.
Have you been there? (Photo slot - Archive - http://turkishtravelblog.com/ancient-ruins-olympus/)
"06.07.2015 11:33:34" turkishtravelblog.com Aphrodisias in Turkey : The Lost City of Sculptures : Turkish Travel Blog Aphrodisias is an antique city in Aegean Turkey that has one of the best museums in the country. It is also known for its school of sculptures If you visit Pamukkale, try to also stop by the lost city of Aphrodisias. Its museum has one of the best collections of ancient sculptures - Read more - http://turkishtravelblog.com/aphrodisias-turkey-museum-antique-city/
"05.07.2015 23:02:31" Finally, after 21 years the ancient city of Ephesus has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list!
"05.07.2015 04:47:15" Fethiye! One of my favourite places in Turkey. Is it yours?
"02.07.2015 13:30:39" Photo Slot - From the archives. A typical house in the Findikle region of Northeast Turkey. They are built using stones on the bottom and plaster or bricks on the top.
The small shed in the background is built on stilts to prevent wildlife from eat
"30.06.2015 10:00:12" turkishtravelblog.com Is Turkey Safe from ISIS and Terrorism? : Travel in Turkey Readers are asking whether Turkey is safe from ISIS and terrorism and should they cancel their holiday. In this article, I look at all the factors that will help you decide In the last few days, my website traffic has gone crazy with readers asking about Turkey, ISIS, terrorism and whether they should cancel their holiday. In this article, I have attempted to answer everyone's questions with some basic facts.
"27.06.2015 05:10:39" turkishtravelblog.com Ephesus - Turkey’s Greatest Ancient Ruined City : Turkish Travel Blog Ephesus, is Turkey's greatest ancient city. The ruins of houses, temples, a library, theatre and more are historical treasures that everyone should visit. So I have finally finished the last part of the ancient city of Ephesus series including the public latrines, love house, statue of Nike and the cats of Ephesus. Hope you enjoy!
"25.06.2015 12:03:41" turkishtravelblog.com The Grand Theatre Ruins of Ephesus, Turkey : Turkish Travel Blog The Ephesus theatre ruins in Turkey are one of the largest surviving Roman structures in the world. As well as its history, it has Biblical importance and was also used for concerts. Part 3 of the Ephesus series - The grand theatre that used to sit roughly 24,000 people!!
"23.06.2015 06:16:54" matadornetwork.com 27 reasons Istanbul residents believe they live in the best city on Earth Talk with people living in Turkey's biggest city and they'll tell you: Istanbul's amazing. It’s the best city on Earth. Here's why. Love this article from Matador Network! - 27 reasons Istanbul residents believe they live in the best city on Earth
"20.06.2015 03:35:02" turkishtravelblog.com Roman Terrace Houses Of Ephesus : Turkish Travel Blog The Roman Terrace Houses of Ephesus, Turkey are open to the public at an extra charge. It is worth paying it to see the mosaics and old buildings. Part 2 in the Ephesus series - The Roman Terrace Houses. A must-see!
"19.06.2015 12:35:51" turkishtravelblog.com The Impressive Celsus Library of Ephesus : Turkish Travel Blog The Celsus Library of Ephesus, built in 135AD used to hold 12,000 scrolls and is one of the highlights of the ancient ruins on the Aegean coast of Turkey. So after I visited Ephesus for the 3rd time, I started updating my previously published article but it was going to turn into an essay! For that reason, the ancient library of Celsus has a post dedicated purely to it!
"19.06.2015 06:48:08" wanderingeducators.com The Best of Turkey: An A-Z Guide | Wandering Educators Turkey – this ancient, complex culture calls to travelers. Whether you love food, music, culture, archaeology, friendly people, extraordinary landscapes, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, architecture, books, or art, Turkey has it all. If you’re planni From the Wandering Educators, a great A to Z list of everything you want to know about Turkey.
"17.06.2015 13:00:02" turkishtravelblog.com Competition Time: Win a 250 Euro Voucher from Wimdu : Turkish Travel Blog Wimdu, the accommodation provider that helps travelers find their ideal overnight property is giving away a 250 Euro voucher. It's competition time on the blog! Win a 250 Euro voucher for Wimdu, provider of private holiday apartment rentals in Turkey and other destinations throughout the world. Hope you will enter. Good luck.
"17.06.2015 07:43:19" turkishtravelblog.com Ramadan in Turkey : The Islamic Month of Fasting : Turkish Travel Blog About Ramadan in Turkey. The meaning, my experience, the side effects, the consequences and why I do not take part in Ramadan Good morning everyone - Just a reminder that Ramadan is starting tomorrow. This is my article about it, from the archives. If you have any questions, post them below and myself or Turkish readers completing the fast can answer them for you. http://tu
"15.06.2015 10:00:18" fethiyetimes.com UK FCO confirms travel advice for Turkey travel advice for Turkey Because of an article in the Daily Express newspaper, many Brits are concerned about their safety in Turkey, but the UK Foreign office has called such articles "alarmist and inaccurate". Please do not cancel your Turkish holiday. Life is as normal he
"14.06.2015 09:11:36" aroundtheworldl.com How is Turkish Airlines to Fly, and Behind the Scenes? | Around the World "L" What is it like to fly Turkish Airlines? Is Business Class worth it? What do airlines do behind the scenes for food, maintenance, and training? See it all here! Lillie from "Around The World" has been behind the scenes at the Turkish Airline’s training center in Istanbul! I am impressed at their set-up!
"10.06.2015 09:03:44" turkishtravelblog.com Expat Life : Turkey Street by Jack Scott Following up on his best seller "Perking the Pansies" Jack Scott continues with his tales of expats in Turkey in his latest book release called "Turkey Street Review on the recently released book called "Turkey Street." Tales of eccentric locals and expats in Bodrum, Turkey! http://turkishtravelblog.com/expat-living-turkey-street-by-jack-scott/
"08.06.2015 11:55:20" I really enjoyed my time with the crew from Turkish Painting Holidays and hope to bring you the articles soon. In the meantime here are some of my favourite photos. A lot of the holiday was about getting out and about for landscape views and potentia
"05.06.2015 11:58:34" Hi all, Just a reminder if you are in Turkey on Sunday that no alcohol will be sold while the ballot boxes are open for the election.
"02.06.2015 05:34:57" Lovin my accommodation for the next week!!. It is a 200 year old Greek / Turkish house that has been renovated with gorgeous decor ( http://www.turkishpaintingholidays.com/painting-holidays.html )
"31.05.2015 01:33:51" So I am off to join the crew of Turkish Painting Holidays in Gokcebel, #Bodrum. Told them I have never painted before and they said beginners welcome. Not sure they know what they have let themselves in for! :) - https://www.facebook.com/Turkish.art.
"30.05.2015 08:25:30" propertyturkey.com Page missing - Property Turkey An article that I helped put together for Property Turkey. Is it possible to live in Turkey as an expat, without learning or knowing Turkish. What do you think?
"30.05.2015 05:37:21" turkishtravelblog.com Pottery Masters and a Hair Museum in Avanos, Cappadocia Avanos in Cappadocia, Turkey has 2 reasons for you to visit. Pottery workshops & demonstrations and a strange hair museum by Chez Galip. The town sits by the Red River Following my return visit to Avanos, in #Cappadocia, I have updated this post to include a visit to the weird and strange hair #museum by Chez Galip!
"27.05.2015 14:00:02" turkishtravelblog.com Soganli Valley, Churces & Abandoned Village : Cappadocia Turkey My visit to Soganli Valley in the Cappadocia region of Turkey. The area has ancient cave churches and an old abandoned village. New post about an area that I throughly enjoyed visiting while in Cappadocia. Soğanlı Valley, cave churches and abandoned village. Have you seen it?
"27.05.2015 03:51:58" From the archives and one of my favourite regions in Turkey - The southeast. This was a traditional house in the old part of Midyat - More photos of the area here http://turkishtravelblog.com/photos-pictures-southeast-turkey/
"22.05.2015 11:34:16" turkishtravelblog.com Laodicea & the Seven Churches of Revelation :Turkish Travel Blog My visit to Laodicea, near Pamukkale, also known as one of the Seven Churches of Revelation. Highlight of the ancient ruins is the Temple of Athena So I finally made it to Laodicea, one of the Seven Churches of Revelation in the Aegean region. 2 down and only 5 to go.
Are there any readers who have seen all 7?
"18.05.2015 14:14:48" turkishtravelblog.com I was Wrong About Ortahisar in the Cappadocia Region Ortahisar is a small working town in the Cappadocia area of Turkey. It is famous for the Castle, which is the "tallest fairy chimney" but there are many other reasons to visit. Readers - I admit it! I was wrong to avoid Ortahisar for so many years!
"18.05.2015 06:32:31" propertyturkey.com Page missing - Property Turkey Last week, I was interviewed by Property Turkey about the controversial subject of solo foreign women living and traveling around Turkey. What's your take on the subject? Are you for it or against it?
"17.05.2015 10:59:28" telegraph.co.uk Turkish manager hires a crane after he is banned from entering stadium Corum Belediyespor manager oversees playoff game from unusual position Ha ha - I have often said the Turks have 4 ways of dealing with things and this story proves it. :) They either get angry, humor the event, ignore it or get around it!
"15.05.2015 09:47:17" turkishtravelblog.com Keslik Monastery and the Spiritual Presence : Turkish Travel Blog Keslik Monastery is a small collection of churches and living quarters in the Cemilkoy district of Cappadocia. It is marvelous intact and shows a brilliant collection of ancient frescoes The Byzantine Keşlık Monastery in #Cappadocia that was one of the highlights of my recent tour. Strongly recommend it if you plan to visit the region
"14.05.2015 09:22:55" turkishtravelblog.com The Hotel I Want To Live In : Castle Inn of Cappadocia I want to move into the Castle Inn Hotel of Ortahisar, Cappadocia. There are many reasons why but the hospitality and unique vibes of the hotel are so luring The hotel in #Cappadocia that I didn't want to leave! :(
"11.05.2015 06:05:38" Turkish Airlines flight TK2004, a domestic flight from #Istanbul to Nevşehir in #Turkey on Tuesday. Apparently a bird did it!
"10.05.2015 11:57:28" hurriyetdailynews.com LOCAL - Selfie-taking Ottoman statue in Turkish town attracts tourists, raises eyebrows A bizarre statue shows an Ottoman prince taking a selfie with a smart phone in a historic Turkish town I had to check if this was printed on April the 1st! Have you seen the Ottoman selfie taker?
"09.05.2015 22:59:56" turkishtravelblog.com Why I Came To Turkey & the Reason I am Still Here Turkish Travel Blog - Travelling Around... My story of how I came to be in Turkey and why I will never leave. It was basically a journey to find out the point of life and it took 38 years for me to find the answer. New post : A question I am often asked while traveling and the answer! Hope you enjoy
"09.05.2015 12:35:05" propertyturkey.com Eight things I wish I’d known before I moved to Turkey - Property Turkey Are you thinking of moving to Turkey? Or looking to spend a Turkish summer travelling? Before you go, have a read of our top things you wish you knew before An interesting interview by Cameron Deggin. Veteran traveller Ulrike Bauer has lived in eight countries across four continents. The 62-year-old former teacher says her move to #Antalya City will be her last. She tells us what people really need to kn
"09.05.2015 05:09:44" Higher Perspective If traveling was free, you'd never see me again. In a nutshell :) Do you feel the same?
"06.05.2015 06:00:58" Good morning everyone. A story you might want to follow is the U.S. Travel Bloggers Summit sponsored by Turkish Airlines! A selection of some of the best RTW travel bloggers have landed in Turkey, and they will be keeping us up-to-date with their vi
"04.05.2015 13:29:59" Pamukkale today was absolutely heaving. In 2014, it was Turkey's most visited attraction and from what I saw today, it could become 2015's favorite as well.
"03.05.2015 15:46:47" A pottery master at work in the red river town of Avanos. Have you been there and seen them?
"03.05.2015 03:16:31" Return to Goreme. The town is typically touristic but every time I come back, it feels like home. I want a cave house! :)
"02.05.2015 06:16:47" Monks Valley yesterday. Swarming with crowds because it was May Day. People-watching was just as interesting as exploring the caves! It was great to see so many people in awe of the place.
"01.05.2015 02:31:01" Off the beaten track yesterday in the old Greek village of Mustafapasha. An extremely quiet village yet interesting.
"29.04.2015 12:05:31" So the locals say I am standing in front of the tallest fairy chimney of Cappadocia at 86 meters. Ortahisar Castle. Certainly not climbing it!
"28.04.2015 02:38:26" A clue as to where I am off to next!
Do you know where it is?
"23.04.2015 14:03:04" propertyturkey.com 9 Turkish habits that will drive you crazy, and how to manage them - Property Turkey Discover the nine Turkish habits sure to drive a new expat crazy. But don’t worry - we also give you a few ideas of how to manage your new life in Turkey. I laughed at this article by expat in Turkey, Cameron Deggin. How many of these can you relate to?
Nine Turkish Habits That will Drive you Crazy
"23.04.2015 04:46:05" turkishtravelblog.com World on a Plate Challenge : Turkish Pide For Expedia's World on a Plate Challenge, April is focusing on Turkish cuisine so I picked Pide as my challenge. How did I get on? I made Turkish Pide for Expedia's World on a Plate Challenge The results are questionable! :) Read below to find out how I got on, but tell me, how much success have you had with cooking Turkish food?
"19.04.2015 10:59:49" turkishtravelblog.com Are the Laz and Hemsin Communities of Turkey Losing their Plateau Culture? The Laz and Hemsin Communities of Turkey have a strong tradition of Plateau Culture but as modern technology embraces our world, is that tradition under threat? Are the Laz and Hemsin communities of Turkey losing their culture of plateau migration? According to a new film, they are. This article tells more and readers can also win a free copy of the recently released film called Dance the Past into the Futur
"13.04.2015 05:55:36" blogs.afp.com Seeking the soul of Istanbul on the Bosphorus - Correspondent "It’s commonplace among Istanbul residents to complain about the pace of change in the city," writes AFP journalist Stuart Williams. "Too much unchecked This has to be one of the best articles I have ever read about the Bosphorus in Istanbul. The writer perfectly describes every aspect of it. I dare you to read it and tell me that you don't feel like you are actually there!
"12.04.2015 11:17:57" turkishpaintingholidays.com Full board painting holidays in Gökcebel on the Bordum Peninsula in Turkey. Private pool.... The Old Stone house provides comfortable full board accommodation with wi-fi, satellite TV and a private pool. Small groups made up of painting and non-painting partners are welcome. Traditional Turkish meals using only freshest local produce are pre Readers looking for an unusual holiday might be interested in this. Turkish Painting Holidays and they have some special offer discounts for the month of May
"09.04.2015 04:02:15" buzzfeed.com 27 Reasons To Drop Everything And Explore Turkey Go ahead, spend your life savings on plane tickets and baklava. Not sure if you want to visit Turkey? Have a read of this and you will be at the end of it!
"09.04.2015 03:59:21" hurriyetdailynews.com CINEMA-TV - Turkey rejects Julianne Moore as tourism face over ‘poor acting’ Hollywood star Julianne Moore may have won the 2015 Best Actress Oscar, but Turkish officials have rejected a bid to make her Turkey’s tourism face by citing her poor acting. This is quite confusing. Apparently Julian Moore has been sacked from her role as the face of tourism in Turkey. Why was she picked in the first place? What's the connection?
"08.04.2015 13:00:01" turkishtravelblog.com Win a Travel Voucher from Tinggly to use Anywhere in the World Win a travel experiences voucher to use anywhere in the world. Bought to you by Tinggly and the Turkish Travel Blog It is competition time - Win a travel voucher to use in Turkey or anywhere in the world
"06.04.2015 10:34:29" turkishtravelblog.com Hagia Sophia of Istanbul Turkey : Photos, Facts & Visitors Information The Hagia Sophia of Istanbul, Turkey is a museum that used to be a church and mosque. Listed are some photos, facts, reading material, open hours and more I am late with the write-up for this stunning place in Istanbul, the Hagia Sophia but better late than never because it deserves all the praise it gets. Do you agree?
"05.04.2015 08:49:30" turkishtravelblog.com Istanbul Tourist Pass : Attraction Tickets & Personal Online Guide The Istanbul tourist pass is a card including tickets to visit attractions, experiences and a personal online guide that you can contact no matter where you are in the city Today, we are delving into the Istanbul Tourist Pass to find out exactly what it is and how it helps visitors to the marvelous city.
"29.03.2015 17:30:00" turkishtravelblog.com Gertrude Bell : Her Turkish Travel Memoirs Gertrude Bell travelled extensively throughout Turkey, from the East to the West Follow her journey as research is carried out for a new book about her Turkish travels. When it comes to solo female travel in Turkey, this woman nailed it! Find out who she was, learn about the new book based on her travels and how you can follow in her footsteps around the country.
"29.03.2015 03:01:26" pixeldo.com Turkish Lamp Shop - 360 Panorama View by PixelDo.Com“ /
"27.03.2015 14:35:43" If you are in Istanbul next month, then you will have a treat! The annual tulip festival is running from the 1st of April to the 30th. The website is in Turkish but you can run it through Google translator. Also check out the cool video in English ex
"26.03.2015 06:22:00" propertyturkey.com Welcome to Mediterranean Turkey AKA the Beautiful Turquoise Coast - Property Turkey Mediterranean Turkey, the Turquoise coast or Turkish Riviera is an impressive collection of beaches, historical ruins, modern towns and travel villages. A guide to Mediterranean Turkey by Cameron Deggin. Includes places to stay, attractions and airports. Enjoy!
"24.03.2015 07:01:06" A reader has sent me her recommendation for a book about Turkey. It is called "Chasing Atatürk" A novel about 3 foreigners who find themselves living in cosmopolitan Istanbul. If you want to check it out, the kindle version is selling on Amazon for
"23.03.2015 17:34:26" turkishtravelblog.com Ebru Painting in Turkey : Turkish Art My experience of Ebru panting in Turkey. The old Ottoman pasttime is making a come-back and I saw it in Beypazari and Cappadocia How I was introduced to the Turkish art form of Ebru painting.
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"17.03.2015 23:57:03" pixeldo.com Blue Mosque Istanbul 360 Degree View “Shot Wonderful! A 360 degree, interactive view that shows exactly why the Blue Mosque is so special
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"17.03.2015 07:44:15" propertyturkey.com Costs of living in Turkey versus the UK - Property Turkey Cost of living in Turkey as an expat versus the cost of life in the UK - how much does it cost to live in Turkey? What are your expenses and living costs? One for anyone who is thinking of becoming an expat in Turkey. For those of you already living here, do you agree on the following statement?
"A smoker and drinker, who likes to socialise, does not drive and owns their own property in Turkey can hav
"10.03.2015 07:27:07" turkishtravelblog.com Ottoman Houses in Turkey : Turkish Travel Blog Traditional Ottoman houses in Turkey can be found in towns like Beypazari, Safranbolu, Istanbul, Antalya. Some have been restored to their original architecture A visit to Beypazari sparked my obsession with old Ottoman houses and there are many places in Turkey, where you can see them. Let me know if you have any suggestions to add to the list
"09.03.2015 16:00:00" An interesting read : The Turkish Airlines In-flight magazine from November 1987! Have a look at the change in hairstyles and fashion!
"09.03.2015 06:39:39" theanti-tourist.blogspot.com The Anti-Tourist: How Racial Fear and Prejudice are ruining YOUR travels Around a month ago, I announced to my friends and family that I was flying off to Turkey. Besides the usual eye-roll at my non-stop travel addiction, I received endless concerned lectures, most of them to the tone of:"You can't go to Turkey, they're One of my most popular posts is "How safe is it to travel to Turkey?" so I can relate to this article on another site...Quote....
"You can't go to Turkey, they're all terrorists, they'll kidnap you!"
"It's a dangerous country, especially since you'r
"08.03.2015 11:54:19" ozlemsturkishtable.com Broad beans dip with dill and sautéed red peppers – Zeytinyagli, Kirmizi Biberli Fava | Ozlem's... I love this time of the year when all the fresh produce is at its best. Farmers' Markets or Pazar, as we call it in Turkish, are packed with ripe j... Super excited to come across this recipe on Ozlems Turkish Table website for one of my favourite mezes and the best part is it is sooo easy to make!
Fava, Pureed broad beans with dill, lemon juice and olive oil. I am going to give it a go. Has any
"26.02.2015 08:49:54" propertyturkey.com 7 Strange Turkish food dishes you just have to try - Property Turkey The strangest food that you will find in Turkey, including Koc Yumurtasi and others to push the tastebuds. How many of these dishes have you tried and eaten :O Anybody tried Koc Yumurtası? Otherwise known as rams testicles!
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"22.02.2015 08:27:04" MY article for Teletext Holidays on the best palaces and museums to visit in Istanbul, which leads me to ask what is your favorite museum in Istanbul?
"21.02.2015 07:06:57" Love this article. Istanbul has seen chaos over the last week because of the snow storms but take a look at the photos. Not all is bad!