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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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…

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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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Turkish spring
Turkey at the beginning of the season caresses the eye and does not burn the body, rarely is it as comfortable as in late April and may. I come here…

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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 to Egypt and there, at the pyramid of Cheops, to celebrate the New year.. I must say that when we were going – and I am no stranger to wandering – the road, as always at the beginning of the road, seemed wide and straight. But I had to drive more than one country, the whole of Eastern Europe and, finally, to come to make it clear that we do not control travel, and circumstances. …Near the turn on Edirne past us at a decent enough speed was a truck, but as soon as the driver saw us, he pressed the brake. An elderly man with gold-rimmed glasses was driving. Continue reading

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 is really, if not the most, then at least one of the most beautiful cities in the world. So, my husband and I planned my vacation in advance, or rather we can not say what exactly we planned, most likely, just dreamed of where we can spend it. I was inclined to visit a foreign country, and my husband, due to the lack of a foreign passport, convinced me that we have not seen all the beauties of Ukraine. Little by little, I began to prepare him for the inevitability of travel abroad and help collect documents for submission to OVIR for registration of a passport, while saying that this is not for a trip abroad on vacation, and just in case, and cases, as you know, are different. Continue reading

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 ultra-, super- , hi-class, max – and other inclusive. What you need to know about Turkish all inclusive? Formula AI As you know, in Turkey, all inclusive (in the price lists of travel agencies it is designated by the index AI), as the power system in the hotel has become the most common and it is there, in the cost of living began to include also drinks and some services on site. We can even talk about the existing standards, although there is no state regulation of this system: it all depends on the administration of the hotel or the hotel network to which it belongs. In three-star hotels AI – is three meals a day at the buffet plus afternoon tea (coffee tea, pastries, sometimes – hot snacks), soft and alcoholic drinks of local production (usually wine and beer), animation on site, gym, use of tennis courts in the daytime (if any), sauna plus Turkish bath. 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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Turkish spring
Turkey at the beginning of the season caresses the eye and does not burn the body, rarely is it as comfortable as in late April and may. I come here…

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A city that doesn't exist
Slender rows of colonnades, rock tombs, scattered here and there looted tombs — this is how today look a few thousand ancient settlements of Asia Minor on the territory of…

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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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