On the issue of faith and tolerance. Very relevant – in the light of recent shelling and the complete destruction of the statues of the Buddha. “I don’t know a traveler,” wrote IA Bunin, “who did not repent of the Turks because they exposed the temple, deprived it of sculptures, paintings, mosaics …”. And we, who survived the most cruel and destructive 20th century, when thousands of temples were blown up, should thank the Turks for not blowing up, not tearing, not burning. In 1935, when by the order of Turkish President Kemal Ataturk, Hagia Sophia was turned into a museum, the restorers revealed part of the mosaic. Continue reading
Turkey is much more than the resorts of Antalya. The country can offer its guests not only azure beaches, excellent service and modern hotels, but also the brightest natural diversity, ancient cities with rich history and extreme adventures.
Statistics show that eight out of ten Russian tourists, thinking about holidays in Turkey, are called Antalya and nearby resorts. On the one hand, this is understandable, on the other – at least strange. Continue reading
Many of us who every year go to Turkey to the sea with their children know the country only from one side. We decided to go a little further …
We decided to go a little further than the tour operator catalog and found some amazing, and sometimes incredible facts about the history and modernity of Turkey. They impressed us. We hope that you too … Continue reading