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Izmir, the ancient city of Smyrna – Part IV

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Izmir

Beside its Christian history, Izmir also has some important vestiges of its Muslim past. Read the rest of this entry »

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Izmir, the ancient city of Smyrna – Part I

Izmir Center

         Izmir, located on the Aegean coast, is the third largest city of Turkey with over 3 million inhabitants and the second largest harbour of the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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Celebrating Easter in Istanbul

Saint-Antoine Church in Istanbul

       Spending the Easter holidays in a multicultural megalopolis such as Istanbul is an interesting experience. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bodrum, one of the most sought after summer destinations in Turkey

 

Bodrum

Bodrum is a well-known holiday destination that brings to mind sunny beaches and summer fun. This old fishermen’s village situated in a pretty bay of the Aegean Sea has changed a lot in the last thirty years. Read the rest of this entry »

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The month of Ramadan

During iftar – Eyüp

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is a time during which practitioners observe fasting from sunrise until sunset. Ramadan began Tuesday, July 9th in Turkey. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Belgrade Forest in Istanbul

Cyclistes dans la forêt de Belgrade à Istanbul

       When the summer heat becomes unbearable in Istanbul, one of the most pleasant places to walk is definitely the Belgrade Forest located on the European side.It is situated between the Black Sea and inhabited areas to the west of the Bosphorus. Read the rest of this entry »

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Visa Information for Traveling To Turkey

Visa for Republic of Turkey

 

As of April 17, 2013, electronic visa (e-Visa) replaces “sticker visa” which was issued at the Turkey’s border crossings.

Applicants need to log on to www.evisa.gov.tr , provide the requested information, make online payment after the application approval and download their e-Visa. Read the rest of this entry »

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Various transportation options In Istanbul

Istanbul Vapur

       The modes of transportation used to move in this megalopolis with its outsized geography are very diverse. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kınalı, the first of the Princes’ Islands

Kinali Island

     The first one of the islands that one sees coming from Istanbul by one of the many available means of maritime transport is Kinaliada topped with antennas, where the view and effect is not the most pleasing. Read the rest of this entry »

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A spring morning atmosphere in Sariyer port

Sariyer port

      Sariyer is a friendly neighborhood of Istanbul, on the shores of the Bosphorus towards  the Black Sea, on the European side of the city. Read the rest of this entry »

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