Turkey Travel Tips
Check your Midnight Express stereotypes at the door - this is a rapidly modernizing country with one foot in Europe and one in the Middle East. It's not all oriental splendor, mystery, intrigue and whirling dervishes but it is a spicy maelstrom of history knocking up against a fast-paced present.
The Turkish people have an unrivalled reputation for hospitality, the cuisine is to die for, the coastline is a dream, and many Turkish cities are dotted with spectacular mosques and castles. And while costs are rising, Turkey remains one of the Mediterranean's bargain-basement destinations.
Written by Istanbul Expert: Nesrin, Turkey, February 2011
Between December 23,2010 and March 20,2011, the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera from the Gelman Collection exhibition introduces to art lovers two of the most outstanding, globally renowned Mexican ...
Written by JC, Germany, February 2012
Turkey has many officially-recognized culture routes that are ideal for anyone wishing to delve deeper into the country’s history, natural wonders and way of life. Signposted, GPS-friendly and ...
Whatever comes to mind when you think of a Hookah cafes in Istanbul – groups of Middle Eastern men getting high on smoky inhalations in shadowy teahouses or the rainbow of peculiar looking vials ...
is a large city; and with a population of more than 13 million folks,
traffic can be a nightmare. Fortunately there are many options to get
from Point A to Point B while visiting ...
Written by Viator, May 2011
Istanbul has a killer nightlife, with nightclubs lining the Bosphorus in summer along a strip known as the ‘Golden Mile’. There are tea gardens and coffee houses in Sultanahmet, groovy bars in ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, January 2013
With its unique setting straddling Europe and Asia, vibrant bazaars and
myriad of important historical and religious sights, it’s no surprise
that Istanbul is
one of the most popular ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, December 2012
With freezing temperatures, wind-swept seas and frost gathering on its many minarets, Istanbul
is nothing if not atmospheric in the winter months: and with fewer
tourists hitting the city ...
Written by Viator, April 2011
Istiklal Caddesi is where locals come to eat, drink and shop. The street is to Istanbul as the Champs-Elysees is to Paris and Broadway is to New York City. Istiklal Caddesi is an incredibly bustling ...
Written by JC, Germany, June 2011
The 2004 opening of Istanbul Modern, a contemporary art space plonked audaciously on the Bosphorus, signaled a new mood in Istanbul. It wasn’t just to be a stopover for international exhibitions, ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, November 2012
True to its reputation as Turkey ’s most cosmopolitan and eclectic city, Istanbul
certainly knows how to party, effortlessly blending the traditional
with the modern for one enormous New Year’s ...
There’s no denying it: Istanbul
can be a romantic city. Just ask anyone who has sat with their
significant other watching the sun sink in the sky and the city, dotted
with minarets, glow ...
Written by JC, Germany, August 2011
The Hagia Sophia is a highlight of any trip to Istanbul ; no-one can remain unmoved by its vast scale, timeless artworks and the shafts of light which penetrate its holy gloom. But
if you want ...
Written by Diana Edelman, USA, September 2012
In the summer when the days are hot, a getaway to the Princes’ Islands is a great way to escape the bustle of Istanbul .
A quick ferry ride away is lies this unique world where cars are
Turkey’s third largest city and a popular cruise destination along the Aegean Coast, the modern metropolis of Izmir is surrounded by a wealth of historic landmarks that make it one of the country’s ...
can take weeks to explore the nooks, crannies, Turkish coffee shops,
kebab stands and more. What happens if you don’t have weeks?
Fortunately, it’s possible to see the major ...
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