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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Turquoise fairy tale of Green canyon
There is such an interesting science — the psychology of color. It says that green symbolizes peace, blue — spirituality and care, blue — harmony, and turquoise — gives new…

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Five civilizations on one ship
On the sea trade routes along the southern coast of Turkey, sank, for various reasons, many ancient ships. The death of one of them — trade, 20 meters long, loaded…

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Sketches from Istanbul
This city at the crossroads of Europe and Asia became the cultural capital of Europe 2010. So now every self-respecting traveler would have to go to Istanbul the Heart of…

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Greek sculptor Lisip

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 coffee, writes from right to left in Arabic script, prays to Allah for the health of his harem and camels. This image is as colorful as it is far from the truth. Turban is out of use at the beginning of the XIX century and was replaced by a FEZ, which, in turn, in the twenties, abolished the founder of the Turkish Republic Ataturk, Arabic script gave way to the Latin alphabet with him, and polygamy — a long time ago a criminal offense. A camel can be found no more often than a bear on the streets of Moscow. Testify to this as someone who has worked in Turkey for years. Continue reading

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

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…

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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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Sketches from Istanbul
This city at the crossroads of Europe and Asia became the cultural capital of Europe 2010. So now every self-respecting traveler would have to go to Istanbul the Heart of…

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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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