Cappadocia: the autumn meeting
UNEXPECTED — NEAR The expanses of Asia Minor, where stretches modern Turkey, concentrated a good half of the heritage of Ancient Greece, not to mention the fact that its land…

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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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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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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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ecstatic Union with God

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 to make a courageous and a little mad act. Start to join the ranks of the slender adventurers is easiest in Turkey: this country is so rich (and fiction including) that can provide a holiday for every taste and budget. Our plan-giant was as follows: for 10 days not only to see as many attractions and sunbathe, but also to relax actively, at least, to drive Quad bikes and jeeps, swim on a yacht, ride, dive, fly… In General, I wanted to have time as much as possible, so, especially without wasting time on sunbathing (we decided to kill two birds with one stone, sunbathing on the yacht), gallop went to look for exciting adventures on his head. Continue reading

On Horseback!

In the image and likeness “there Is a place where words are generated by silence, a place where the whisper of the heart is born. There is a place where voices sing of your beauty, a place where every breath carves your image in my soul.” It is not known exactly what place was meant in this poem by the sage Jelal-al-DIN Rumi, who lived in the XIII century, but it is possible that it is inspired by the image of the second homeland of the poet — the city of Konya, located in the Central part of Anatolia. Konya is the capital of the province of the same name with a population of about 1.5 million people, the ancient religious center of Turkey and the birthplace of the Sufi tradition. This is perhaps one of the most mystical corners of the country. The name of the city comes from the Greek iconium (icon). According to one legend, once the city was attacked by a dragon, and the ancient Greek Perseus killed the monster. Continue reading

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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Kusadasi (Turkey) - emerald tear of the Aegean coast
Tourists who plan to go to a foreign beach resort with young children, it is recommended to pay attention to the Aegean coast of Turkey, Kusadasi resort. This region is…

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Kusadasi (Turkey) - emerald tear of the Aegean coast
Tourists who plan to go to a foreign beach resort with young children, it is recommended to pay attention to the Aegean coast of Turkey, Kusadasi resort. This region is…

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If I were Sultan…
Today, the hero of our article — the Sultan, who built the largest mosque in Istanbul, was married to a Ukrainian woman and earned the nickname Magnificent. Don't switch! Power…

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