2 Days in Gaziantep

Gaziantep is a city in the southeast of Turkey, and it’s widely known as the country’s cuisine capital. In fact it’s on the UNESCO Creative Cities Network for precisely this reason! But the reason the food is so wonderful is the same reason that Gaziantep is such an incredible place to visit – it’s the history of the place and the mixture of civilizations who’ve left their mark over the centuries. This is really the […]

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Selimiye Mosque

Edirne was the capital city of Ottoman State before Istanbul and the Selimiye Mosque has been identified with the city. The mosque is a masterpiece of Mimar Sinan, the architect royal of Ottoman Court and he has been renowned as one of the most celebrated architects of the world. Sinan, the Architect, lived in the era when the Ottoman Empire was in its prime and he masterfully reflected the power of the Empire through his architecture. He put his […]

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Turkey

Göbeklitepe There are substantial grounds to claim that the most significant archaeological discovery of the 21st century is the Göbeklitepe  (Potbelly Hill) . First of all, it dates back to 12 thousand years ago. In other words, it’s 4 thousand years older than the pyramids and 7 thousand years older than the Stonehenge. Furthermore, it is even older than the human transition to settled life. Therefore, contrary to the widely held view, it proves existence of religious beliefs […]

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Just For The Coffee Gourmets Out There: Types Of Turkish Coffees!

In 2013, Turkish coffee culture and tradition took its place in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. It’s critical to Turkish culture, and the Turkish word for “kahvaltı” even translates directly as the meal “before coffee.”  When visiting friends and family in Turkey, Turkish coffee is always part of every occasion and will always be offered when you enter someone’s home. It’s a critical part of wedding celebrations, engagements, births, and almost anything you can […]

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