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TOPKAPI MUSEUM ● TURKEY TRAVEL JOURNAL

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Sultan Mehmed (the Conqueror) built the Topkapi Palace between 1460 and 1478 after he Conquered Istanbul and it served as the residence of the Ottoman Sultans Until the 19th Century.Nowadays it serves as Topkapi Museum for local or foreign tourists. I will write more about visiting information about the Topkapi museum rather than the history of it. It’s a place that you must visit during your vacation in Istanbul. Topkapi Palace museum visiting hours Winter time: Starting from 30th of October until 15th of April Museum, Harem, Hagie Irene is […]

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WHERE TO SWIM IN ISTANBUL? TOP BEACHES AND SWIMMING LOCATIONS

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Where to swim in Istanbul? This is a question that many summer travelers ask. Here is a detailed post about the best beaches in Istanbul and how to reach there. Istanbul is surrounded by the Marmara Sea in the South and the Black Sea in the north. Bosphorus divides the city into two parts, European and Asian sides. Plus there is Golden horn which is the part of Bosphorus and it goes even deeper into the city.    The city is surrounded by the sea but there are only a […]

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ISTANBUL – CITY OF WORLD’S DESIRE ● TURKEY TRAVEL JOURNAL

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Istanbul city is one of the biggest metropolises in the whole world with its 14.657.434 population as of 1st of June 2017. And that’s, of course, an official number. According to some important sources, it’s actually more than 20 million. It’s the only city in the World that spreads over two continents. Istanbul was the capital of 3 great empires before the foundation of the Republic of Turkey. Byzantium, Roman and Ottoman Empire. I was born in this city and working in tourism business since late 90’s and if you ask me […]

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HOW TO GO TO SULTANAHMET FROM ATATURK AIRPORT BY METRO ● TURKEY TRAVEL JOURNAL

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How to go to Sultanahmet from Ataturk airport ? Merhaba! As I wrote in “How to get to Taksim from Ataturk airport” post, it was always easier to go to Sultanahmet from Ataturk airport by metro than Sabiha Gokcen airport on the Asian side. Ataturk airport will be closed in 2018 and the new one will be operating after Ataturk airport. If your destination or hotel is in Taksim area click on “How to go to Taksim from Ataturk airport” to read. If you feel lazy to read all the article, […]

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GO TO TAKSIM FROM ATATURK AIRPORT EASIER, FASTER AND CHEAPER BY METRO ● TURKEY TRAVEL JOURNAL

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To go to Taksim square from Ataturk airport by metro is always easier than Sabiha Gokcen airport which is located on the Asian side of Istanbul. If your destination or hotel is in Sultanahmet Blue Mosque area, read how to go to Sultanahmet from Ataturk airport post. If you feel lazy to read all the article, just follow the Google destinations alike explanation at the end of the post. Or download the free pdf file “Istanbul transportation guide” and read later. Read my posts about how to reach to different destinations and how to buy […]

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ISTANBUL ATATURK AIRPORT(IST) AND SABIHA GOKCEN AIRPORT(SAW) WIFI PASSWORDS ● TURKEY TRAVEL JOURNAL

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Ataturk airport wifi passwords and Sabiha Gokcen wifi passwords for Free. In this post, you will find Ataturk airport wifi passwords and Sabiha Gokcen airport wifi passwords.  Let’s say you want to meet with your friends and you need a wireless internet connection. Or the hotel sent a driver to pick you up and you need to inform them that you have arrived. And you don’t want to spend your limited money on roaming. Or you are leaving the country and want to check your emails one more time before the […]

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WHERE TO FIND HALAL FOOD OR RESTAURANT IN ISTANBUL TURKEY ? ● TURKEY TRAVEL JOURNAL

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What is halal food and where to find halal food in Turkey? Where to find halal food in Istanbul Turkey? Islamic Dietary laws clearly explains which foods are Halal (allowed to eat) and which are Haram (strictly prohibited). Commandments can be found in Qur’an, the holy book of Islam as well as in the Hadith (words, actions and habits of Prophet Muhammad PBUH ) and Sunnah ( deeds, teachings and sayings of Prophet Muhammad PBUH) books. Acoording to the state %99.8 of the population is Muslim, however different sources give […]

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TOP 10 SOUVENIRS TO BUY IN ISTANBUL. SHOPPING MADNESS ● TURKEY TRAVEL JOURNAL

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Top 10 souvenirs to buy in Istanbul If you always think about what to buy for your friends and relatives when you come back from travelling, this list might help you to choose which souvenirs to buy in Istanbul. It’s not that difficult actually. Who wouldn’t like to get a perfect unique gift from a country that features many different cultures and that has thousands of years of history? From Roman and Byzantium to Ottoman Empire and finally Republic of Turkey. There are so many gift options according to your budget. […]

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HOW TO APPLY FOR ONLINE VISA FOR TURKEY 2017(Updated)? STEP BY STEP EXPLANATION WITH IMAGES ● TURKEY TRAVEL JOURNAL

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How to apply for e-visa for Turkey in 2017 ( UPDATED)? Step by step guide with images. Starting from 2014, you can get your e visa for Turkey from Turkish embassy’s website. This would help and save you so much time,more than you could imagine. Because airport traffic in Turkish cities especially in Istanbul is getting busier everyday since the city become a huge transit point for Middle Eastern and Asian refugees and the third airport (biggest in Europe) for Istanbul is on the way. So here is step by step guide with images […]