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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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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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…

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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…

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Rome

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 it exists on the pages of some adventure book or fantasy novel. But no, this place is real. His name is Alania. This city is the pearl of the Turkish Mediterranean Riviera. I like to listen to fascinating stories, and Alanya has a lot of them… We got to Alanya by accident and got to it late at night when only local dogs did not sleep. Traveling by car along the coast of the Gulf of Antalya from Finike to Anamur, not tied to any time or to any specific route, we decided on the way to call in Alanya. And not a bit sorry about it. On the trip we were accompanied by a local Ashik (folk poet-musician, something like our kobzars) Murat, who in the city was a lot of relatives, hospitably sheltered us. Continue reading

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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Streets of the sunken city
Every schoolboy knows that Turkey is a five star Paradise for tourists-hour animation and a total anclosed. And this tourist stereotype somehow lost another face of Turkey – a fabulous…

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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…

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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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