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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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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ANATOLIA. Two routes
Pamukkale. Rain over Hierapolis Five o'clock in the morning. Even darker. My not yet had time to finally Wake up fellow travelers sleepily climb into the cabin of the bus.…

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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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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

Tales of cotton fortress
Century after century the nature conjured and by means of the mineral salts and lime contained in the sources flowing down from mountains created this miracle – Lacy cascades. Pamukkale,…

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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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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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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.…

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