Blogging about Turkey, the people, culture, history and how to have fun....
This 1,400-year-old cathedral in Istanbul is an architectural wonder.
Surviving the grand bazaar of Istanbul. Sixty streets lined with shops that all want your money. Here is my guide in photos.
There has been a rise lately in cigar lounges and bars in upscale hotels around the world.
This Ephesus full day tour in Turkey visits the ancient ruins and city, the Virgin Marys house, Temple of Artemis, Saint Johns Basilica & Cave of the Seven Sleepers.
Turkish Delight is a popular sweet and souvenir for anyone visiting Turkey. Its invention happened during the time of the Ottoman sultans and it was even liked by famous leaders such as Napoleon
We love a parade -- and anything world's shortest, longest, biggest, or smallest. So bright and early on March 17th, we motored into the heart of "The Valley of The Vapors" and staked a claim on a spot to watch the compacted cavalcade....
Traveling the way most people do it isn't enough. Saving all year long at a job for just two weeks a year won't let you see the world the way you want to
My favourite photos from Gaziantep, Urfa and Mardin ; a combination of Turkish, Kurdish and Arabic cultures of the south east of Turkey
Mount Tahtali is in the Kemer region of Antalya in Turkey. To reach the top and an amazing panoramic view, use the cable car system which is also labelled as "Sea To Sky"
Deyrulzafaran Monastery is in the Mardin region of Turkey. Despite assurances that we could reach it using buses, this was incorrect and the day turned out to be a big travel challenge.
Sumela monastery is near Trabzon and is one of the most popular tourist sites of the black sea region. Legends state its existence began because of a statue of the black Madonna.
At Phaselis, you can relax on beautiful beaches or explore ancient ruins.Phaselis an old sea port city dating back to the 7th century and definitely worth exploring on your travels.
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Looking at Historical Sites in Antalya, Turkey including the old town, Phaselis, Perge, Aspendos, Olympos, Cirali and Side.