White city
For three thousand years of its existence, the Turkish Bodrum has witnessed the heyday and decline of many cultures, survived dozens of wars and earthquakes, on its territory were built…

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Tales of cotton fortress
Century after century the nature conjured and by means of the mineral salts and lime contained in the sources flowing down from mountains created this miracle – Lacy cascades. Pamukkale,…

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Lykia World: the world in Turkey
Turkey has long established itself as a country of inexpensive, but quite comfortable stay. Indeed, there are a huge number of hotels, beaches, amusement parks for every taste and budget.…

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The pirates of Cilicia
Alanya resort is nestled at the very end of the resort coast of Antalya province. Today, nothing reminds of the stormy history of this peaceful resort town Robber land To…

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Hagia Sophia

City of two hearts

If you had gone to Istanbul in the late 19th century, the Orient Express would have taken you all the way to the Golden horn Bay, which divides the city into two unequal parts. Then you would be taken by ship to that part of the Turkish capital, which is called Galata. And from the pier carried in a palanquin on the hill of Pera, to the destination of all passengers of this train – in the famous hotel “Pera Palace”. Who said that Istanbul is a city of contrasts? I do not know from what side the inventor of a banal stamp looked at the city. Constantinople deserves other definitions, and everyone has their own. So, a prolonged weekend or a stashed week, a plane ticket or a boat ticket. You will look for contrasts, and you will find a complete mix of styles and feelings. YOU IN ASIA What is interesting in Istanbul? He has two hearts — one in Europe, one in Asia. Two historically intertwined with religion. Two architectural styles – Western and Eastern. Continue reading

Child of the dungeon

In the heart of the bustling Istanbul tourist area Sultanahmet there is one hidden and completely unique place, which few people know. Surrounded by Hagia Sophia on one side and the Blue mosque on the other is a small and completely inconspicuous one-storey stone building with the inscription “Yerebatan Sarnici”. This is us down at the oozing wet from the ceiling dripping water stairs, in the dungeon of the Byzantine Cistern — a giant water reservoirs of the ancient metropolis. 52 steps, leading down, separate us from a different reality… Basilica-cistern Yerebatan (Erebatan) — something utterly phantasmagoric. It impresses with its size and scope. However, in complete darkness, you would not be able to consider absolutely nothing — only heard strange frightening noises and echoing splashes of drops in the pitch darkness. Continue reading

Iberotel Serra Palace
Before the trip, we were faced with the fact that the photos of this hotel was not where :), here is to fill this gap Iberotel Serra Palace. In the…

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Such hotels are a shame for Turkey!!!
Turtle's Marco Polo Club HV-1 is Disgusting!!!! And, I can not imagine who can think differently...??? ... However, I can imagine. There is a category of tourists, mostly female, who…

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Mountain Turkey. The trail of the ark
The phrase from the song "only mountains can be Better than mountains" in Turkey acquires a special sound, since about 2/3 of the territory of this country is mountainous. Mountains…

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Turkey: With a ship in the harem
Under the lingering farewell whistle our liner "South Palmyra" company "Ukrferry" went on a journey, slowly picking up speed. During the first cursory inspection, several cafes and restaurants, a children's…

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