Not absolute monarchy of the Hittites
"If the troops were defeated by the enemy, they perform the rite: dissect a man, a goat, a puppy and a pig..." About the Hittites and their Kingdom, which existed…

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City of two hearts
If you had gone to Istanbul in the late 19th century, the Orient Express would have taken you all the way to the Golden horn Bay, which divides the city…

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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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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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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

City of two hearts

If you had gone to Istanbul in the late 19th century, the Orient Express would have taken you all the way to the Golden horn Bay, which divides the city into two unequal parts. Then you would be taken by ship to that part of the Turkish capital, which is called Galata. And from the pier carried in a palanquin on the hill of Pera, to the destination of all passengers of this train – in the famous hotel “Pera Palace”. Who said that Istanbul is a city of contrasts? I do not know from what side the inventor of a banal stamp looked at the city. Constantinople deserves other definitions, and everyone has their own. So, a prolonged weekend or a stashed week, a plane ticket or a boat ticket. You will look for contrasts, and you will find a complete mix of styles and feelings. YOU IN ASIA What is interesting in Istanbul? He has two hearts — one in Europe, one in Asia. Two historically intertwined with religion. Two architectural styles – Western and Eastern. Continue reading

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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Mountain Turkey. The trail of the ark
The phrase from the song "only mountains can be Better than mountains" in Turkey acquires a special sound, since about 2/3 of the territory of this country is mountainous. Mountains…

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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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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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