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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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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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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Revived myth
The trip to Troy is remarkable in that it will inevitably remind of itself in all the most famous museums of the world. In the "Prado" in Madrid, where the…

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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

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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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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Secrets of Turkish all inclusive
For those who go to Turkey, all inclusive has long been the norm. However, every year in local hotels there are new varieties of this food system, beckoning tourists consoles…

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Secrets of Turkish all inclusive
For those who go to Turkey, all inclusive has long been the norm. However, every year in local hotels there are new varieties of this food system, beckoning tourists consoles…

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