How I became a goddess
It is believed that SPA is an abbreviation of the Latin phrase “Sanus Per Aquam”, which translates as “health through water”. The health that I was lucky enough to get…

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Holy place is never empty
Hagia Sophia, here to stop, the Lord Ordered the peoples and kings, Because your dome, according to the witness, As a chain suspended from heaven... Where did your Builder generous,…

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City on seven hills or aboriginal in Istanbul
Despite the fact that the official capital of Turkey since 1923 is Ankara, yet the song, heart and mystery of this country was and remains Istanbul. Istanbul is what the…

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Turkey
Turkey — Turkiye Cumhurieti is a country of rare beauty and diversity, located on the border of Europe and Asia. It has an area of 779 452 sq km. the…

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relatives

Not absolute monarchy of the Hittites

“If the troops were defeated by the enemy, they perform the rite: dissect a man, a goat, a puppy and a pig…” About the Hittites and their Kingdom, which existed in the II Millennium BC, we know quite a lot: understand their language, traditions, way of life. But when and where they came to the Anatolian plateau – remains a mystery. In the II Millennium BC on the territory of Asia Minor there was the greatest of the kingdoms — the Hittite. To match him were only Babylonia and Egypt. It, which became one of the first examples of structured class society, stood for almost six centuries and crumbled under the swords of foreigners. Fragments of his heritage are now scattered all over the world — ceremoniously and proudly Hittites, imprinted in stone and bronze, look at visitors to museums in Germany, England, France and Turkey. Continue reading

Alanya: imagine yourself as a pirate or Cleopatra!

Imagine a place with heavenly beaches, warm climate, beautiful scenery, where pirates “nested” and took a bath one of the most famous Queens in the world. It may seem that it exists on the pages of some adventure book or fantasy novel. But no, this place is real. His name is Alania. This city is the pearl of the Turkish Mediterranean Riviera. I like to listen to fascinating stories, and Alanya has a lot of them… We got to Alanya by accident and got to it late at night when only local dogs did not sleep. Traveling by car along the coast of the Gulf of Antalya from Finike to Anamur, not tied to any time or to any specific route, we decided on the way to call in Alanya. And not a bit sorry about it. On the trip we were accompanied by a local Ashik (folk poet-musician, something like our kobzars) Murat, who in the city was a lot of relatives, hospitably sheltered us. Continue reading

Ahhhh, yachts!
Who doesn't love yachts? Everyone loves yachts. Even those who have never swam on them, love them a priori. Turkey is the best country to relax in all respects, especially…

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City of light in the city of the sun
There was a city. Not that big, but not too small. In a beautiful Bay, surrounded on all sides by twelve cute Islands (just like in the fairy tale about…

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If only it were all over the world...
It all started on a frosty morning, when my thirteen-year-old daughter Violetta and I came to the intersection of the Moscow ring road with the Minsk highway, intending to hitchhike…

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I want adrenaline!
To become an extreme, you do not need to study for a long time. It is easy to enter into taste — it is enough to dare at least once…

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