Aya Sofya | Turkey Destination Highlight

Aya Sofya or Hagia Sofia is a great architectural beauty and an important monument both for Byzantine and for Ottoman Empires. Once a church, later a mosque, and now a museum at the Turkish Republic, Hagia Sofia has always been the precious of its time. (Taken from the Haggia...

A little village called Ormana || Turkey Real Travel Experience

Ormana is a quaint village in Turkey that I have truly grown to love. Off of the main national highway and winding into the Taurus Mountains. With its authentic “button houses” – read more about them HERE – are strewn down one of the main roads. One of the...

Safranbolu – UNESCO World Hertigage City || Turkey Destination Highlight

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Iznik Flowers ||Little Things I Love About

Since the 16th century, the Iznik flower designs have been used in the tiles and pottery in Turkey. As the Istanbul Guide says: Floral motifs are ubiquitous the world over, but Turkey’s floral motifs are especially distinctive. One is greeted by Istanbul’s municipal emblem, a...

Mevlana Museum in Konya || Turkey Destination Highlight

The Mevlana Museum. Truly a beautiful mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian Sufi mystic also known as Mevlâna or Rumi. It was also the dervish lodge of the Mevlevi order, better known as the whirling dervishes, above. There are many sections to the Museum. You enter...

A Delightful Biblical Lunch in Denizli || Turkey Travel Experience

It was one of my Biblical trips – St Paul and the 7 Churches – that we had a Biblical lunch in Denizli province. By Biblical lunch, it was a meal prepared as they did back in the Biblical times and used the very ingredients they did. The menu – God’s Grace, it was called – was...

Iole and her journey through Turkey! | Guest Review

Iole was my neighbor back in Burnaby, BC, Canada when we lived there. Her and her family had become fast friends and have been ever since we left BC in 2010. Her fiesty Italian nature that I adore, made having espresso and chats with her something looked forward to. When her...

Nar Suyu | Little Things I Love About

Pomegranates. They are EVERYWHERE in Turkey and so very in expensive that having a cup of freshly squeezed pomegranate juice, or nar suyu, every day is actually affordable, not only great for you! And I have a glass as often as I can…one of the many things I love about...

Izmir’s Velvet Castle: Kadifekale | Turkey Destination Highlight

Kadifekale (The Velvet Castle) is an castle on a hill which is carrying the same name in Izmir. Both the hill and the castle were named Pagos  in pre-Turkish times and by the local Greeks in modern times. The summit where the castle is found is located at a distance of about 2 km...

Wandering the Galata Fish Market |Turkey Real Travel Experience

An iconic photo you may see when you google about Istanbul is fishermen fishing off the Galata Bridge. Every day there are men, and sometimes their young boys, fishing off the side of the bridge.  I love to stand and watch the fishermen – their techniques, smile a little,...