Paradise Lost
Istuzu beach stretches six kilometers of sandy strip separating the Mediterranean sea and the Dalyan river. The guides tell us that this is the place where the Mediterranean and Aegean…

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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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Ahhhh, yachts!
Who doesn't love yachts? Everyone loves yachts. Even those who have never swam on them, love them a priori. Turkey is the best country to relax in all respects, especially…

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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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Pope Paul VI

Turkey

Turkey — Turkiye Cumhurieti is a country of rare beauty and diversity, located on the border of Europe and Asia. It has an area of 779 452 sq km. the Main part of the territory of Turkey is in Asia and called Anatolia. Only 3 per cent of the country’s territory is on the European continent. Turkey is mainly a mountainous country. Plains little, they are located on the coast in the valleys of rivers. On three sides Turkey is washed by the sea: in the North — Black, in the West — Aegean and marble, in the South — Mediterranean. In the mountainous areas of Eastern Anatolia, the air temperature in winter sometimes drops to :30° C, and on the coastal plains of the Mediterranean sea — a hot subtropical marine climate, there is even grown date palm, sugar cane and bananas. The population of Turkey is about 66 million people, and it is growing rapidly. Continue reading

Uludag. Note the “dummies”

The reasons that prompted us to embark on this dubious, at first glance, the company If you have already met in the Network of our travel notes on behalf of Karin f and a passer-By, you probably remember that we actually prefer to spend time in warm countries, preferably equipped with warm seas. The short Ural summer causes in us an irresistible desire to increase it, let for a while and in other country. So at the ski resort we could bring only the chain is absolutely random reasons that, like the stars, and came over us in the winter of 2006. First, a couple of years ago our friends taught us how to stand on skis and even ride them down a little without falling. Continue reading

Great wonders of a small house

When you climb the seven-kilometer mountain serpentine Nightingale mountain, not far from Ephesus in Turkey, this bustling ancient city and with it all the everyday problems remain somewhere far below. At the top of the mountain in the lush vegetation of coniferous trees hiding modest house of the virgin Mary – a famous Shrine, the land of world pilgrimage of Christians and Muslims, a place where miracles often occur. The Way of all who decided to touch the Holy of holies, lies first through the forest filled with the scent of pine needles, and then along the path along which olive trees grow. They were once planted by monks, learning about this sacred place. Today, young and old, healthy and sick come here to ask the virgin Mary for help or to thank for the miracle of healing. We join the motley crowd, which is made up of people of different nationalities and faiths: this is one of the few places on earth where everyone is truly equal. Continue reading

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…

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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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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…

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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…

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