(I wrote this back in 2010, but happily share it again – though President Erdogan has moved the city backwards by a lot since I wrote this – it’s a shame, he’s sold the collective property of the Turkish people to his capitalist buddies, re-Islamicized society, and gone to great lengths to undo the amazing…
Buying Property in Turkey – How to do it as a yabanci (foreigner)
Buying property in Turkey is actually a very straight forward process. In fact, it’s actually easier than many other countries both in Europe and the Americas.
Places I’ve Lived #22 – Istanbul, Turkey
Estimates say that there are approximately 20-million people living in Istanbul. No one really knows for sure. I was one of them for about six-months in early 2011. I loved living in Istanbul. As mentioned previously, my wife had left Manisa and returned to Morocco and the comfort of being around her mother and sisters…
3 Continents, 4 Countries, & 6 Cities in 24 Hours! #FlashbackFriday
This was a new personal best. Skopje-Sofia-Istanbul-Casablanca-Fes-Sefrou and all in time to give flowers to my sweet wife on Valentines.
Aesthetic Feasting at the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum
he museum holds a wealth of Turkish and Islamic art from the Ottoman and Seljuk periods along with beautiful pieces and implements from as early as the 8th Century A.D.
Shores of the Bosphorus – Istanbul’s Beautiful and Important Waterway
It’s impossible not to love Istanbul. This magnificent city of 17 million people, more than 5000 years of history, and more than a little bit of shopping, sight seeing, and culinary adventuring.
The Blue Mosque of Sultan Ahmet in Istanbul, Turkey – #flashbackfriday
On our honeymoon trip to Turkey back in 2010, my wife and I were excited to visit the famed Blue Mosque in Sultan Ahmet, the monument and tourist section of Istanbul. The Sultan Ahmet region is named for Sultan Ahmet I who ruled from 1603 to 1617 AD. The Sultan Ahmet Mosque, known as the…
The Istanbul Archaeology Museum and the Basilica Cistern – Slideshow Saturday
Hanane and I decided to head back to Sultanahmet to see some of Istanbul and Turkey’s ancient history. Our first stop was the Istanbul Archaeology Museum which is located near the Topkapi Palace inside Gulhane Park. The museum has more than a million objects in its collections many of them from Byzantine, Greek, Roman, and even earlier civilizations.
Night Train from Istanbul to Bulgaria
If a Turkish night train sounds dangerous to you, you might want to consider getting some travel insurance from World Nomads before you begin your cheap trip to the Balkans
Kadikoy – A Trip to Istanbul’s Asian Side – Flashback Friday
Istanbul is the only city in the world that sits in both Asia and Europe.