City of light in the city of the sun
There was a city. Not that big, but not too small. In a beautiful Bay, surrounded on all sides by twelve cute Islands (just like in the fairy tale about…

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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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City of light in the city of the sun
There was a city. Not that big, but not too small. In a beautiful Bay, surrounded on all sides by twelve cute Islands (just like in the fairy tale about…

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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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Marash ice cream

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

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 in Belek came from water, milk, chocolate, ylang-ylang oil, sea salts, vitamin C and much more. “the Morning met with warm sun, light breeze and… a trip to the SPA-center of the hotel Spice (Belek). Well, what would a Turkish SPA, do not start from the very dear to the Eastern heart? The Hammam is a middle Eastern version of the steam bath, which can be called a “wet relative of the sauna”. It was considered a source of pleasure and played an important role in the culture of the Middle East, serving as a place of public meetings and ritual purification. Continue reading

White city

For three thousand years of its existence, the Turkish Bodrum has witnessed the heyday and decline of many cultures, survived dozens of wars and earthquakes, on its territory were built ingenious architectural structures and trendy hotels, to its shores moored pirate ships and white yachts. In advertising booklets often write about how “Bodrum (Bodrum) will satisfy all the needs of tourists.” About all you can argue, but the need for high-quality and diverse holiday this city will satisfy like no other — we have tested it on our own experience. Known in ancient times as Halicarnassus (Greek. Halicarnassus) the resort is conveniently located on the Aegean coast in a picturesque Harbor, which was inhabited by people three thousand years ago. The beach town will offer turquoise sea, white sandy beaches and a lot of surface, underwater and near-water entertainment. Continue reading

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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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…

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Journey to the realm of the dead
You know, I'm not a big fan of museums, but once in the Archaeological Museum of Istanbul, lost there for a good five hours. The weather that day was non-flying…

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The Treasure Of Bodrum
At the entrance to Bodrum from the road winding along the slopes of the mountains, a fascinating panorama opens up: snow-white houses buried in the greenery, the spires of yachts…

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