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Shop ‘Till You Drop at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul – The World’s Most Visited Tourist Attraction (Turkey).

Shop ‘Till You Drop at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul – The World’s Most Visited Tourist Attraction

In 2014 (yes, I know, it’s been 4 years already), the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul was the world’s most-visited tourist attraction, according to Travel+Leisure. If you look at the Instagram hashtags of this marketplace, you’ll be dazzled by the colors of what this well-known tourist destination would offer to your four senses. On the day I was there, […]

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Inside Basilica Cistern: This Sunken Palace Has Been Featured in Hollywood Blockbusters (Istanbul, Turkey).

Inside Basilica Cistern: This Sunken Palace Has Been Featured in Hollywood Blockbusters

Featured in some Hollywood blockbusters, such as 1963 James Bond film “From Russia with Love”, Ron Howard’s adaption of Dan Brown’s “Inferno”, and the recent one Marvel’s “Black Widow”, the Basilica Cistern is the largest cavernous cisterns of Istanbul. It is called “basilica” because it lies underneath the location of a Roman basilica long lost […]

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Hagia Sophia in Istanbul: a Christian Basilica, a Mosque and a Museum (Turkey).

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul: a Christian Basilica, a Mosque and a Museum

Aya Sofia or Hagia Sophia in Istanbul is another must-visit attraction that would blow your mind away. It served as a Byzantine Cathedral from 537-1204; a Roman Cathedral until 1261; a Greek Orthodox Cathedral through 1453; an Ottoman mosque until 1931; and then, it became a museum which we enjoy until today.  I gasped when I […]

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10 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting the Blue Mosque in Istanbul (Turkey).

10 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting the Blue Mosque in Istanbul

Istanbul is a culmination of Byzantine, Constantinople, and Ottoman art and culture. Although, there were many eye-catching attractions in the city, the Blue Mosque in Istanbul stands out from the rest of the list. Tips for Visiting: Come in the morning before everyone goes in. The serenity of the place can be deafening with only few […]

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Top Travelling Times in Turkey

Top Travelling Times in Turkey

A wonderful mixture of the exotic and the familiar, Turkey is a fantastic holiday destination with so much to see and do.  Where East meets West, the whole country bursts with thousands of years of history. Plenty of companies like First Choice offer Turkey holidays, taking you to a truly remarkable place for a mesmerising experience. Turkey […]

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Turkey Sunset

Turkey: A Stunning Sunset

Our guest photographer is Amanda Min from Hongkong. Just recently, on September 20, 2010, she went to Turkey and snapped this heavenly shot of the sunset. You know how I love sunsets, so when I saw her shot, I was righ away floored, speechless—and even until now, Im dreaming of seeing it myself. For more […]

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Turkish Festival

The diversity of Toronto is reflected on the numerous festivals that abound the city almost every weekend in the summer. Its like almost every country has its own little or big festivals going on in every corner where most citizens of that country live in a familiar neighborhood back home. Last weekend, two food festivals […]

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