Piggy Bank of ancient values
The ancient inhabitants of Asia Minor were surprisingly productive and economic people: for several millennia they have created and accumulated so much cultural wealth that descendants need at least twice…

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Streets of the sunken city
Every schoolboy knows that Turkey is a five star Paradise for tourists-hour animation and a total anclosed. And this tourist stereotype somehow lost another face of Turkey – a fabulous…

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Istanbul. Eyes fascination…
I want to tell the world about the most beautiful city on earth! I must say that I have seen a few of them, but still sincerely believe that Istanbul…

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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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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

Streets of the sunken city
Every schoolboy knows that Turkey is a five star Paradise for tourists-hour animation and a total anclosed. And this tourist stereotype somehow lost another face of Turkey – a fabulous…

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The bridge over the Bosphorus
At the word "Turks" the majority of our fellow citizens not so long ago there was an image of such person in a turban and in trousers. He drinks Turkish…

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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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Cradle of civilization
Turkey is the heir of the great ancient peoples: the Amazons, the Lycians, Byzantines. States appeared and developed on its territory, great cities were built and Christianity was born. The…

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