Istanbul has it all! And rest in Turkey is not only the sea
In winter, in Istanbul, peacefully and a little sad, in the fall - multicolored, in the summer - hot, in the spring - fragrant. But good and honestly romantic is…

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Yacht tour in seven days sailing
This is what I dreamed of all my adult life: a cruise on a yacht. And finally, the dream came true! I had to swim two hundred kilometers along the…

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Yacht tour in seven days sailing
This is what I dreamed of all my adult life: a cruise on a yacht. And finally, the dream came true! I had to swim two hundred kilometers along the…

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but also mountains buried

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Sights of Turkey

This is one of the oldest cities in Eurasia and the cultural capital of Turkey. The favorite city of Agatha Christie with amazing panoramas spread on the shores of two continents. The magnificent history of the capital of the four greatest empires (Roman, Byzantine, Latin, Ottoman) dates back to the 7th century BC, preserving for us a whole kaleidoscope of fascinating historical and architectural monuments: St. Sophia Cathedral (the largest Byzantine church in the world ), Topkapi Palace (the center of power of the great Ottoman Empire), the underground reservoir Erebatan 3rd century AD, the inimitable “Blue Mosque” (Sultan Ahmet mosque) – a wonderful symbol of Istanbul, Dolmabahce Palace – a delightful Osm palace complex new on the shores of the Bosphorus, the Church of St. Irina is a famous place of pilgrimage for Christians, Continue reading

Turkish cuisine

The peculiarity of Turkish cuisine is that it is impossible to single out one dominant dish in it, such as pasta in Italy or sauces in France – the national Turkish cuisine is distinguished precisely by the variety and uniqueness of the menu. According to the richness and taste of Turkish cuisine is rightfully among the top three cuisines of the world, after the French and Chinese. It is famous for its antiquity, and its diversity is due to the traditions of the food culture of the great Empire, whose borders began at the walls of Vienna and ended on the Arabian Peninsula. As a result of mixing with other nations of the region, that amazing combination of dishes and recipes that Turkish cuisine is famous for these days was formed. Continue reading

Holidays, events, festivals of Turkey

The only national secular holiday in Turkey is the Day of Youth and Sports (May 19). After all, almost 66% of the Turkish nation consists of people under the age of 35. The high percentage of young people explains the recent tendency to return to the norms of Islam (a feature of Muslim civilization is that students support the tradition there). Speaking of Turkey in general, one cannot lose sight of the fact that, despite the separation of the Church from the state in 1928, here, unlike in Russia, you will not find atheists. Continue reading

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Turkey: sepiolitic souvenirs
What do you think when you hear the word “Turkey”? Of course, about luxury hotels on the coast of Turkey and cheap clothes. But not only Turkey is famous for…

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Turkish culture. Traditions of Turkey. Turkish cuisine
Ottoman literature and court music of Turkey were mostly religious in nature and sounded pompous and sad for the western ear. The visual arts were limited by the requirements of…

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Turkey: rest always
If I had the extra fifty thousand dollars, I would know how to dispose of them. Better, of course, if it were one hundred thousand, but fifty, in principle, would…

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Turkish culture. Traditions of Turkey. Turkish cuisine
Ottoman literature and court music of Turkey were mostly religious in nature and sounded pompous and sad for the western ear. The visual arts were limited by the requirements of…

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